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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The new lounge
Jun04

The new lounge

Right at the start of the year, we decided this would be the year we worked on our lounge. I say, ‘we’, but it was entirely my husband’s idea because he is much better at seeing what is wrong with things and working out how to put them right. It was four years since we’d had our kitchen done, a year since the ensuite bathroom was done and the lounge was letting the house down a bit. The lounge wasn’t...

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Decluttering
Jan23

Decluttering

When you’ve got kids, decluttering needs to be done regularly. Kids grow out of things, their tastes change, things wear out… And they keep acquiring new stuff – even in a family like ours with a ‘no crap’ policy! I go through the kids’ wardrobes and clear out clothes a couple of times a year. But I admit I’m not so good at the other stuff – the books and toys (yes, because I’m no...

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The random Ikea trip
Jan22

The random Ikea trip

My husband goes to a coffee shop every day. He goes there to work, for a change of scene. Coffee is his one vice, his little pleasure in life. At the weekend, he takes either my daughter or younger son with him – whichever one of them is out of bed (my eldest is never out of bed!). The other day, he set off for coffee with my son. Then he rang me, about when I was expecting him back, to inform me they were in Ikea. In Bristol....

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Project 365 2018 Week 2
Jan13

Project 365 2018 Week 2

Week 2 of Project 365 2018 and it occurs to me I may have some new readers who don’t know us. So, I’m Sarah, married mum of three big kids – two boys aged 16 and 14 and a girl aged 11. I don’t post recognisable photos of them on the blog, but my blog is still all about family life. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 7 – Sunday 7th January – my husband and younger son went out for coffee in...

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