Home Improvement Dreams

When John and I bought this house in 2014 I already had a massive list of things that I wanted to do to it. You see, we bought a fixer upper! At the time, we knew we had to get on the properly ladder and I could see the potential in the run down 4 bedroom Victorian semi that we ended up buying. John wanted something much more modern but as usual, I got my own way. 3 years down the line we haven’t got nearly as much done as I’d hoped and my list only gets longer. Extension  I

How much does the perfect date cost?

There’s nothing like date night, where the two of you can get together and spend some well-needed quality time with each other. Sometimes though, dates can be expensive and it can be hard to find a good location or venue on a budget. Whether it’s Rome, London, Paris or New York, there’s a perfect date out there for everyone, and who knows, it just might be the one that takes your relationship to the next level! Together with Angelic Diamonds, retailers of bespoke palladium engagement rings, we advise you on making the most of your date no matter where you

Mediterranean Inspired Cooking with Piccolo

Last month we were invited to an event in King’s Lynn run by baby/ toddler food company Piccolo. Unfortunately we were unable to make it due to being in London which was a real shame. If you haven’t heard of Piccolo before, they offer Mediterranean inspired food suitable for babies from 6 months old! During the event, in-house nutritionist Alice Fotheringham shared loads of tips for making meal times nutritious while still being fun at the same time. I am absolutely gutted that I missed this. Erin is going through a bit of a fussy phase at the moment and

Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds For House Proud Animal Lovers

Anyone who knows me will be fully aware of how much I love animals. Pets are a perfect addition to any home. But with four paws generally, comes a whole lot of mess and cleaning up to do. Unsurprisingly, many house proud people will sacrifice the opportunity of having a pet for the purpose of maintaining their spick and span interiors. But, do you really have to choose one or the other? The answer is (thankfully) no! There are plenty of dog breeds out there who make perfect pets but are hypoallergenic, meaning you can put the lint roller down

Toddler Friendly Holidays In France

It’s no secret that I love holidays. Anyone that knows me could tell you how much I love going away and not having a holiday in 2016 was horrible! For the longest time I have had it in my head that I want to go on holiday to France. I don’t actually really know why either. I have this idea of what a family holiday in France would be like. Whether or not that is how it would be though, is another story altogether. I’m terrible really because I’m always looking at holidays, even if we’re not ready to book

Small Space Gardening Solutions

In your dreams, you have a garden that stretches as far as your eye can see. You grow your own fruit and vegetables; can walk through a riot of colour of summer flowers; can inhale the heady fragrance of honeysuckle and jasmine as they climb over your huge potting shed. That’s the dream, anyway – the reality can be very different. How do you cope if you’re a gardener with no garden, or at least, only a very limited space to work in? It’s a reality that many people find themselves facing, especially if they are forced to live in

Set Up Your Home Office In Just Three Days

Once you finally take the big decision to work from home you need to get an office set up and you need to do it quickly. It is also likely that you will not have much money to spend on it at this stage so value for money will be a big issue as well. Here’s how you can set up a home office in just three days so that you can get on with some work and start earning some money! Day 1: Order what you need and have a clear out Start by ordering what you need to

Taking Care Of My Skin With BioMed

A little while ago I received a lovely package of BioMed products to help me look after my skin. Since having Erin I have barely moisturised, let alone do anything else! I know how bad that sounds. Before Erin, when I used to put make up on for work every day, I would moisturise to start with. I would do this every single day without fail. Just recently I have really seen that my skin is suffering! First up is Lushes Lashes. I have quite lone eyelashes but they’re so flat and thin. They never look overly impressive and Lushes