Have you ever bought used furniture? Maybe an antique or just a second hand bargain? Much of the furniture in my home has been pre-loved, and I really recommend looking at pre-loved before you buy new! Continue reading →
Apple season is finally here, the first apples are ripe and ready to eat or cook! I confess, I love apples for many reasons. In honesty, mostly as the children will all eat them! Having an apple tree means we save on our fruit bill! This weekend I have set about picking, peeling and cooking apples to freeze. It is so lovely to be able to grab some cooked apple out of the freezer to make a quick pudding on a cold day!
Do you prepare your home for Winter? Every year I find myself making a checklist and trying to make sure I’m organised for the cold months. I find a little bit of winter preparation goes a long way, especially if you’re working on a tight budget.
Like many people, I have a list of things I’d like to do. It’s not a bucket list exactly, actually it seems to grow as soon as I cross something off! I have two main aspects to my list, first travel, and secondly a broad “do more activities”!
Stand up Paddle boarding is becoming such a popular way to take to the water. I have read so much about it, but worried that perhaps I wasn’t fit enough to give it a go. Finally, I worked up the courage to try it. (Admittedly, mostly thanks to a friend who said “ahh let’s just do it!”) We found a local Paddle Boarding venue, and booked a slot.
I am in the process of trying to de-clutter the house. When we moved home, I was horrified at how much “stuff” we had, and made a determined effort to declutter. I have to admit that the clutter has got worse over the last 12 months. Pregnancy makes me a hoarder, and having had a baby 7 months ago, I guess this explains why I just have not had the enthusiasm to work on the clutter until recently! Continue reading →
The BIC® KIDS 2018 Young Artist Award attracted hundreds of entries from children aged 5-11 from all over the UK and Ireland. A reminder that pen and paper really are a great and popular way to keep children busy! The competition is now closed, but you can vote for your favourite work of art. Voting closes TODAY – Sunday 9th September 2018 so vote for your favourite now!
So I’ve learnt many things over the past 12 months. But possibly one of the best, and certainly the funniest, is why you should never refer to anyone as a Mr Man character. Oh, and especially not if they’re a perfect stranger. Continue reading →
Every year with the seasons changing from Summer to Autumn, my thoughts turn to my home decor. Perhaps it is a natural time to think about home styling as I know I will be spending more hours indoors? This year I am determined to restyle the bedrooms, turning them from just cosy to stylish yet comfortable places to relax. Continue reading →
After the long hot summer which I have adored, I have felt slightly sad that the evenings are getting colder and days shorter. So I decided it is time to remind myself that Autumn is a great time of year!