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10 top tips for renting your first house

June 7, 2018 admin 0

My husband, then boyfriend, and I rented our first home together when we were only 18 and looking back I realise what a huge responsibility it was choosing to run our own home instead of moving into the student accommodation and at 18 there is no surprise that we made a few mistakes along the way. So here are out top 10 tips for renting your first house. 1. Find out what is included in […]

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Two nights glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon with the YHA

June 4, 2018 admin 8

During the May half term my family and I were lucky enough to get the opportunity to go glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon with the YHA. We have stayed with the YHA a couple of times now and really love their range of alternative accommodation that is available across the country so were excited to get the chance to try out the bell tents this time.   We chose Stratford-Upon-Avon as it is such a beautiful part […]

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My Year of Giving – May

May 30, 2018 admin 8

I am starting to really enjoy writing these posts and reflecting on the previous month and what, if anything, I have done to give back in some way. The only problem is that I am really noticing how quickly this year is going and I can’t believe that we are now at the end of May, 5 months into my 12 month project – My year of giving, so what have I been up to in […]

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How to get help with HMRC

May 30, 2018 admin 0

One of the sure fire signs that you have become an adult is that you have spent the best part of your day on hold to one or more various departments withing the HMRC. It doesn’t matter whether you are in receipt of benefits, self employed or living off a pension at some point, probably more than once, you will find yourself with no choice but to pick up that phone and make the call […]

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All new crazy golf at Bents Garden & Home

May 22, 2018 admin 0

Last week the boys and I were invited to Bents Garden & Home to try out the new Jurassic section of the crazy golf. We had never been to Bents Garden & Home before but I had heard about it and as it was only 30 minutes from home and both boys enjoy playing crazy golf I thought it would be a nice treat for them if we went along.  We were told that the […]

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Making some lifestyle changes

May 21, 2018 admin 0

Since I left teaching in January I have been working on my self development and making some life style changes. The main one  to date is  obviously the fact that I now work for myself as a content creator and social media manager, helping other small businesses spread their messages on line. This change has been wonderful as it means I can now work around the boys schooling and extra activities, I don’t need to […]

Aldi now sell gym equipment

May 17, 2018 admin 0

Does anyone else just love Aldi? It’s one of those shops were you pop in for a loaf of bread and leave with a 6 man tent, some new curtains and a guitar. You all know what I’m talking about, it’s that infamous 3rd isle that has the most wonderful but random items at ridiculously cheap prices that you didn’t know you needed till you stumble upon it between the all important potatoes and the […]

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Father’s Day gift ideas

May 17, 2018 admin 0

Fathers day is just around the corner on Sunday 17th June and in case you are looking for inspiration here are some Father’s Day gift ideas for the men in your life.    Clothing Why not treat dad to something smart and fashionable this year, something he can wear over and over again, will absolutely love but maybe wouldn’t treat himself too. Dobell have everything from pocket handkerchiefs to tweed jackets, bow ties to full […]

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Canvas prints from Canvaschamp

May 16, 2018 admin 0

One of the things on my to do list this year is to organise all our family photos, either print them off and put them into albums or create photo books so that they are all in one place. I also want to complete our picture wall in the lounge where we have started putting some of our favourite snaps from special occasions and to have some others turned into canvas prints to put on […]

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Win a pair of Aqua Sphere goggles

May 14, 2018 admin 112

Today marks the start of Sun Awareness week which runs from 14th May  – 20th May. It is a week dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of sun exposure and to promoting sun safety.   The majority of people know that in order to stay safe in the sun they can wear sun lotion, sun hats, sun glasses and drink plenty of water BUT not many people know that  when swimming outside in the […]