Things I wish I’d known before getting a mortgage

AD | Collaborative post In April 2014 John and I were able to buy our first house together. In fact, we’re still in that house now 7 years later and don’t plan on moving again for the next few years at least. When I look back to when we were planning on going from being in a small rented flat to dreaming of owning our own home it all seemed a bit impossible. We had no idea what we were doing and could have really done with someone explaining a few things to us. I

Shopping, a driving theory test and dinner in Norwich

At the beginning of half term John and I got to go for a very rare day out on our own. Mum had agreed to have Erin all day and take her out for lunch while we went into Norwich late in the morning. Our day out wasn’t just for no reason though; John had his driving theory test booked for the afternoon.

Review: LOVELOX Heart Personalised Silver Locket

AD | Paid collaboration A few years ago I had a necklace made that had Erin’s fingerprint on it from being maybe a year or so old. Sadly, I no longer have that necklace and have been looking for something to replace it for a while. Up until recently I wasn’t sure what I wanted though but I knew that it had to be something meaningful. I was recently sent a beautiful locket from LOVELOX, and it really fit the bill of what I was looking for.

What Can You Do with your Garden Room in the Summer?

AD | Collaborative post As the warmer weather sweeps through the country, we are all relieved to feel the warmth of summer finally arrive! There are many ways to prepare for the summer months, and a garden room can be the perfect way to host guests this summer. There are many different uses for a garden room, which make them a perfect investment all year round, but especially so in the summertime! From garden annexes to poolside saunas, there are many ways your garden room can be made for summer. 

The reality of needing dentures at 35

I’m not sure I’ve ever really had good teeth. As a child/ teenager I had extra teeth so had to have a few out to make some space and then I also had to have braces while I was in secondary school to help the vampire fangs (that’s what they looked like) and to straighten everything out. I was supposed to wear a retainer after this but I was terrible and forgot most of the time.

Things I have learned from COVID-19

AD | Collaborative post When I think back to late February 2020, a global pandemic was not something I ever thought would really happen. We’d heard a few things about something happening but it wasn’t really a threat to us here in the UK at this point, or so we thought. Now a year later, we’re only just about to really come out of lockdown and things are still far from normal. After a whole year I have definitely learned some things from the experience of living through a global pandemic. Home life Before the

Snow days from Storm Darcy

Earlier this week Storm Darcy really hit us hard in North Norfolk, causing road closures, businesses to close for a few days and homes to be covered in a whole lot of snow. We had a bit of snow a couple of weeks ago but it only lasted a day and Erin was quite upset about that. Of course, waking up to a garden absolutely full of snow made up for Erin’s previous disappointment and she was itching to get out there from the minute she woke up. We were lucky to have a couple

The Beginning Of A New Adventure: Learning To Drive

It has only been the past couple of years that I’ve really noticed how stuck we are living in the middle of nowhere. Although we live somewhere that does have okay bus routes and trains, it’s not enough and it doesn’t get us everywhere we need to be. Now that Erin is 5 she knows about certain places for days out, she has ideas of where she might want to go but she also knows that we can’t get to all of these places because we don’t drive. I hate not being able to go