My Instagram Weekly 17-23 November

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Here are some pictures form my Instagram feed this week. I hope you had a lovely week too. Well I finally finished a narrative poem for children I have been working on for awhile. I have purchased the Writers and Artists year book and I am ready to send it out! Wish me luck! Both [...]

Gorgeous Vegetarian Food & a Tibits Giveaway

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I have been a vegetarian for 32 years. My children and my husband are also vegetarian. I am not a confident or accomplished cook and  yet most of the cooking does fall to me. After many years of eating pretty much the same things week in week out I have decided I want to learn [...]

How to find the right hair salon for you

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All of a sudden at the start of the summer my hairdressers closed. It’s local salon to me I have been gong for years and I was really happy with it. I popped along to make an appointment and it was filled with builders who apparently were turning it into a cafe. Oh the shock! [...]

A Bespoke Christmas Wishlist

Sometimes I want things exactly the way I want them…do you know what I mean? Some things just cry out to be designed by you rather than someone else. Partly because they are so personal and partly because you want then to just be absolutely perfect. I feel his way about pictures in my home. [...]

My Instagram Weekly 10-16th November

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Instagram is my social media platform of choice. It is full of images that capture the everyday and it is almost like a visual diary of my life. Over at This Mummy Loves Sonia has started an Instagram Weekly round up linky and I am delighted to be joining in. Let me show you my [...]

How to create a relaxing corner in your home

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If you’re looking for a quiet corner away from noise and traffic, and a way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a relaxing corner is exactly what the doctor ordered. Whether you would like to be tucked away behind an interesting book, or you would like to take time [...]

Have you considered buying a day bed ?

I have to say I do think day beds are rather fabulous. My friend Amanda has one for her teenager daughter and it allows her to have own little lounge bedroom which makes her feel so much more grown up. Great for space and somewhere to sit when she has friends over too. I would [...]

Still full of colour

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My garden is just green and brown with the odd red berry and it is starting to look bare. I miss the colours of summer, they pick my spirits up somehow and make me smile. My mum has a memorial bench on a nearby park and on a sunny day last week I took myself [...]

3 Critical Factors to Prepare for Tenants

As property owners who looking to rent, you have a number of decisions to make before your house or apartment is ready to be rented. Decor, security and furnishings all have to be considered while keeping the potential renter in mind. By tailoring your rental space to the professional, student or family market, you can [...]

My Beautiful Moments

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I have long realized that being grateful for the good things in life is beyond important and focusing on happy makes you feel happy. My weeks are full of beautiful moments yet sometimes I get caught up looking at life negatively and having a good (bad) old whinge. It never really seems to help instead [...]

4 Ways a Family Home Will Benefit From An Orangery

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We’ve all wished to have some extra space in our family home at one time or another. After all,raising a family is hard enough without having to worry about whether you’ve got a good-sized space that allows everyone to enjoy  some much needed family time together. Creating a whole new room via a home extension [...]

The perfect cable knit beanie

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I have a new winter beanie and I just love it. This was sent for review  from the Handpicked collection and I think it is just the perfect cable  knit beanie. It matches everything due to its lovely neutral colour and classic style. It’s made from beautifully soft oatmeal wool in a fabulous cable knit [...]

Win a lovely Hotel Chocolat Advent Calender

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I can hardly believe we are in November and it’s just a few weeks until Advent begins. Are you getting excited? I love advent. I love to see my children’s excited faces on the first advent morning as they rush down to open their calender. I so often wish I had a grown up calender [...]

In the Bedroom: Creating that Perfect Sleeping Space

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The average person spends 25 years of their life asleep, which means the all-important bed is one of the most well-used pieces of furniture in the home. Choosing the right bed should take a little consideration and it’s important to find one that meets your specific needs. Finding the perfect bed however is just the [...]

The Blogger Style Challenge

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I have been challenged alongside 2 other fabulous interior and home  bloggers to create  a moodboard filled with high street products  that would be perfect for rented accommodation. The aim is to make rented homes more homely without altering the fabric of the building – all on a budget of under £300. The other two [...]