5 Great Box Sets To Watch This Winter

During the colder months it’s easy to want to stay home more often. It’s cold and wet outside so where better to spend your free time than snuggled up on the couch with a blanket and some delicious snacks. With maybe more time on your hands than in summer you might be looking for something new to watch. I love a good box set to binge watch so here are some box sets to watch this winter: Grey’s Anatomy Grey’s Anatomy was something I put off watching for the longest time. I don’t know why but I just wasn’t that

5 Easily Forgotten Areas To Clean Around The Home

AD | This is a collaborative post.  Spring seems to be just around the corner. I don’t know about you but I always like to give my house a really good clean after winter. Some areas tend to get a bit neglected over winter and I find this is a great time to make a list and tackle some of those easily forgotten areas to clean around the home. Skirting boards Having an old house that seems to attract dust from nowhere means that some of our skirting boards get particularly dusty. We have had them replace in 2 rooms and

How To Stay Warm Through A British Winter

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

5 Ways To Look After Your Garden In Winter

AD – This post is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.  Over the past week or so the temperatures have really dropped and we have even seen a little bit of snow down here in Norfolk. Something I think we tend to forget about a little bit at this time of year is the garden. For us, we don’t go out there nearly as much during the winter and I know we could do more to keep it in better shape. Here are some ideas for how to look after your garden in winter. Hire a gardener I

How To Have A Beautiful Garden In Winter

When we moved into our house around 4 and a half years ago we knew that the garden needed attention quite quickly. The previous owners left it in such a mess that we needed 3 skips to clear the junk and then we had to have a landscaper to level the whole of the garden. For the first couple of months I loved it. We had a beautiful big lawn and so much space compared to what it was before because it was very neat and tidy. I was so in love with our new garden and I wanted to

5 Reasons Why I Love Winter

Winter is not my favourite season an in fact, it’s my least favourite of all of the seasons. However, there is always a way to look for the positives and instead of concentrating on the things I hate about winter I thought I’d write about some of the things I love about winter. Hot Chocolate I don’t drink hot drinks any other time of the year but as soon as it gets cold and the heating gets turned on it makes me want a hot chocolate. I love making my own at home and do it the proper way by

5 Ways To Keep Your Home Warmer This Winter

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

How We’ll Be Staying Warm This Winter

We have been extremely lucky this year in that we have had a wonderfully hot summer but you never really know when the weather can turn. One day, like today while I’m writing this post, it’s chucking it down with rain, but just the other day there was glorious sunshine. You really have to be prepared for anything and this means having certain items of clothes ready before a new season even starts. As we live quite near the coast we often feel the wind and the cold a lot more than some other places. Last year was especially cold, especially