Saturday, 14 October 2017

Environmentally-Friendly Money Savers

If you’re looking for ways to save money for your family, one of the first things you should do is look to your household habits. There’s a surprising amount of things that you can do around the home that will not only help you save money but help the environment too. We can all do our bit to help the planet, so why not try using some of these simple suggestions to make your home greener and save money on your monthly bills?

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Family Day Out - Farmer Copley's

A few weeks ago we planned to have a family day out, and found an event on at Farmer Copleys that looked fun. We visited the farm last year to see the pumpkins and had a lovely day out then. But unfortunately Tommy had been poorly so we didn't head out as early as planned. We still headed to the farm, but didn't bother going into the event because it was late in the afternoon. But the farm has a lovely shop and a few animals to look at. There was also a tractor that Tommy absolutely loved. It was the first time he'd really smiled in days after being so poorly.

Here are some photos from our trip out.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Key Questions To Ask Before Building A Loft Conversion

When you’ve got a young family, having the kids share a room isn’t a problem. As they start to get a bit older, they may not want to do that anymore. By the time they’re teenagers, it becomes more and more ideal to be able to give them their own space. For a lot of families, that means moving into a bigger house. But when your family has grown up together in that house, you may not like the idea of leaving it behind, so, what can you do? A simple solution is to convert your loft into another bedroom. It’s perfect for teenagers when they want to hide away at the top of the house and not be bothered, and it’ll give you the space that you need. If you think that a loft conversion might be for you, don’t do anything without answering these questions first.

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Friday, 29 September 2017

Keeping Your Cool When Taking Care Of Elderly Relatives

There may come a time in your life where you have no choice but to care for an elderly relative or parent. It can feel like you are stepping into a grey area when it comes to caring for someone who once cared for you and at times it can be emotionally charged, given the nature of the situation. There is much to think about and consider during this time, but the things any one of us should try and do is to keep our cool and remain level-headed. I thought I would share with you some of the things you can start to think about with some tips to help you stay sane during a very difficult time.


Saturday, 23 September 2017

Heating Things Up: Keeping Your Home Warm as Autumn Approaches


The leaves are falling from the trees, Halloween merchandise is hitting the stores and the nights are drawing in closer at earlier hours of the evening. This can mean only one thing: Autumn is approaching. While Autumn holds many pleasures, it also means that temperatures will rapidly drop and you will find yourself shivering every now and then. While the odd nip in the air can’t be avoided when heading outdoors, you can ensure that your home is toasty and warm, ready to take you in after a long day at work or socialising. Here are a few ways to ensure that your home generates and retains enough heat to keep things cosy this Autumn.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

5 Key Components To Create A Beautiful Bathroom Design

When it comes to pulling a perfect bathroom design together, what would be the most important aspect for you? Although renovating your bathroom can be pretty important altogether, you’ll often find that there are certain areas that are going to matter to you more than others. And it’s a vital room to get right. Just like your kitchen, it’s a room that you often want to look its best. For that to happen, you’re going to need to bring together some key standout components. And although everyone has their own tastes and preferences, here are five ideas that never disappoint.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

5 Simple Ways To Freshen Up Your Kitchen

No matter how stylishly you decorate your home when you first move in, there’s always a chance that over time it can end up looking tired and outdated. Your kitchen is no exception to this rule. You can love the colour of the walls, the counter-tops, and the table at first, but can end up feeling bored by them. There are plenty of simple ways to remedy this and refresh your kitchen, but here are just a few of the most popular ones.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Home Helpers For A Warm Winter


It’s unlikely you’re welcoming the idea of another winter ahead. The short days, the cold nights -- it’s an experience few people are happy to welcome. You spend the days wishing for the return of summer, hoping for the mildest winter possible.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Making Your Home Cosy And Rustic

Rustic homes are in right now; having an authentically rural interior in your house is very desirable and gives your home a fresh lease of life! However, it often comes at the cost of comfort. Things that are commonly seen in rustic houses are often hard materials that sacrifice comfort in order to achieve their look,  but it doesn’t have to be that way, and you’ll know why if you carry on reading.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Do You Need To Get Involved With Your Child's School?

Your child spends so much of their early life at school and their teachers shape them almost as much as you do, so you should be involved right? Sadly, a lot of parents don’t have the time to get as involved as they would like in their kid’s schooling. Or so they say. So many people are guilty of using that excuse, but being a part of their school life doesn’t have to involve giving up hours of your time every week. If parents evening is the only time that you ever visit your child’s school, there’s more you could be doing.

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