Decorating ready for Christmas
Nov12

Decorating ready for Christmas

This is a collaborative post. So it’s mid-November now and, as regular readers know, I’m a bit of a Scrooge. But I’m also a realist. Christmas doesn’t happen by magic (if only it did, eh?), it takes some work! Usually by mums. And it’s best to start that work in November. Although it’s still a few more weeks until most of us start decorating our houses ready for Christmas, now is a good time to take...

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How to decide between gas and electric central heating
Nov07

How to decide between gas and electric central heating

This is a paid collaborative post.  November is here and I’m sure everyone else is feeling as cold as I am. We try not to put our central heating on too often or too early in the year, but we’ve now accepted the that the timer is on and the heating is going to be coming on twice a day for the next few months! Let’s face it, when you live in colder climates like the UK, central heating is pretty much essential....

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Choosing the right material for replacement windows
Nov05

Choosing the right material for replacement windows

This is a paid collaborative post. Window frames add style and character to your windows and to your home as a whole. When it comes to replacing your windows, there are a variety of materials to choose from. If you’re looking for replacement windows, you can choose from wood, PVC, fibreglass or aluminium window frames. They all have their advantages, so it is worth taking the time to consider what would be best for you home and your...

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Seven gardening secrets you might not know
Oct31

Seven gardening secrets you might not know

This is a paid collaborative post. I wrote earlier this year about how my husband and I were finally getting to grips with gardening and learning to love the garden. Gardening can be a lot of fun when you have plenty of knowledge and your plants grow perfectly without any trouble. Of course a lot of us, myself included, don’t have that knowledge! If you are a beginner, then you will have to be very patient waiting for that first...

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Five things removal companies don’t tell you
Oct29

Five things removal companies don’t tell you

This is a paid collaborative post. When you buy a new house and make your final plans to move in, using a removal company seems like the easy option. After all, the do all of the work for you and save you a lot of hassle at a stressful time. But there are a few things that moving companies won’t tell you, that you should definitely know for your advantage. So you need to do your homework on what removal companies want or require from...

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Planning summer holidays with Clickstay
Aug20

Planning summer holidays with Clickstay

This a paid collaborative post #ad We’ve only just got back from our summer holiday to Nice and already we’re looking ahead to next summer. Everyone does that, right? Where could we go next? What do we want to do when we’re there? How do we balance the needs of three teenagers? Or will the eldest want to stay at home by next year? Two places we’ve considered are mainland Spain and Portugal. We’ve been to...

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