Our garden: Getting to grips with the grass #ad
May27

Our garden: Getting to grips with the grass #ad

This is a sponsored post #ad I wrote only yesterday about our garden and the challenges with have with finding the right plants to fit in the right places in our borders. It has been a long learning process and we still don’t really have it completely sussed. But I didn’t mention our grass. Our garden is predominantly grass, and we’re lucky that we’ve got quite a lot of it. It’s good for kicking a ball...

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Planning your teenager’s future with MyTutor #ad
May19

Planning your teenager’s future with MyTutor #ad

In return for an honest review of MyTutor, I have received payment for this post and my son has received an hour-long session with a MyTutor tutor.  The teenage years are a minefield. Not only are they juggling hormones and friendships, they also need to be thinking about their futures. Planning for the future starts pretty early – in year 9 (or even year 8 in some schools) – when they take their GCSE options. Things get...

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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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