AD – This post is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own. Winter has well and truly hit us this month and I am particularly feeling the cold. We live in an old Victorian semi which has floorboards with gaps and draughts everywhere so staying warm can be a little bit tricky sometimes. If, like me, you’re struggling with the lower temperatures then here are some ideas for how to stay warm through a British winter! Stock up on firewood If you have an open fire like us, or a wood burner, then you’ll know that you can end
We live in a smallish town in North Norfolk and although we’re only 30 minutes away from Norwich by train, I don’t get into the city much. This means that, as well as a lack of money, I don’t go shopping much at all. Something we do have where I live is quite a lot of charity shops though. I think we have at least 6 or 7 in our market square and they’re great to have a rummage in. I have one favourite thing that I’ve bought locally and it really is a charity shop bargain! One day, I
AD – We received this product for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own. This April we will have lived in our house for 5 years. I think I am getting to the point where I finally know what I want to do in certain rooms and areas. Most of that includes a lot of work though like plastering, ripping out bathrooms and kitchens and actually changing the use of some rooms. We can’t afford any of that right now but what we can do is spruce up some rooms with accessories and prints. With Valentine’s Day coming
AD – We received products for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own. The New Year is just around the corner and while I don’t really make resolutions as such, I do like to start the year in a certain way. Just before Christmas I like to have a good clean up and clear out of things we don’t want or need. Right after Christmas I like to get really organised and put things away as soon as possible to make sure life can get back to normal quickly and without any hassle. I think starting the New
Moving can be a really stressful time no matter who you’re moving with or when. I think moving house is said to be one of the most stressful situations in an adult’s life and even more so if you are buying rather than renting. I have moved quite a few times since I was 18 and I can quite honestly say that buying our house was one of the most difficult times that I can remember and now that I’ve done it once, I don’t know that I would ever want to do it again. We bought our house while it
I have said many times that buying an old house that needed fixing up may not have been my best idea ever. However, it got us on the property ladder and we have now lived here for 4 and a half years! However, the house was built in 1900 and in winter it can get really cold, especially if there are strong winds outside. We’re slowly working on making our house warmer each year so today I’m sharing some ways to keep your home warmer this winter: Close your curtains Even though we have double glazed windows they are quite old
When John and I bought our house 4 and a half years ago we did so thinking it would be our forever home. I found the house buying process so stressful that I really don’t want to do it again for a very long and that’s partly why we bought somewhere that needs a lot of work doing to it that we can do over time. I could make a list a million miles long for what we need to do to our house right now and sometimes, it feels like it’s an impossible task to put everything in order
It might only be September but the shops are already starting to get their Christmas ranges in and I have already seen things like Christmas puddings and mince pies in Sainsbury’s. Although I plan for Christmas all year round, thanks to having a NYD baby, I was honestly, I was a bit shocked when I saw the Christmas things in the shop as I haven’t even really see Halloween items anywhere yet. The thing is, there is always a spike in burglaries around Christmas so it’s never too early to think about ways to keep you and your home safe!