The children on the bus… A summer family day out to Bluewater with Arriva Thameside service

When was the last time you went on a bus? And I’m not talking about a school trip, airport transfer or minibus to that hen do… And more specifically, have you taken your kids on a bus trip? It’s something so simple yet so many of us omit from our kids childhood in favour of the convenience of leaping in the car to get from A to B. more “The children on the bus… A summer family day out to Bluewater with Arriva Thameside service”

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GUEST POST: How to Be A Savvy Spender in Your Twenties

When I think back to my financial situation in my twenties, the phrase ‘if I only I knew then, what I know now’ sums things up. That first taste of freedom, an income and no real ties left my healthy financial situation, in inexperienced hands, a little unhealthy as I approached my thirties. In fact, I spent most of my twenties repairing the damage of a couple of years of big spending, wrong financial decisions (particularly when it came to cars and car loans!) and fast living. Of course, if I had my time again, perhaps I wouldn’t change a thing, but this guest post certainly sums up the financial things I should have done better, perfectly.  more “GUEST POST: How to Be A Savvy Spender in Your Twenties”

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NOBODY PANIC…Back to School with @Smiggle_

I fall into the same trap every summer. End of July I’m totally breezing into the holidays declaring we don’t ‘need’ anything for September, having adopted more of a ‘buy as needed’ approach to school uniform. However, as July fades and August rolls by, the list maker in my mind starts realising all the stuff I actually DO need to get sorted for the new school year. more “NOBODY PANIC…Back to School with @Smiggle_”

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Reducing our family plastic consumption with @Buzzcloth

If you haven’t been caught up in conversation lately about plastic pollution, consumption and the problems it’s causing our earth, then you must have been living in a cave. The wildlife documentaries, news channels, political summits, and even the kids coming home from school are all talking plastic and as a Mum, it’s certainly got me thinking. more “Reducing our family plastic consumption with @Buzzcloth”

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A place to sit, to breathe, to be… Sloane and Sons Angel Chair review

Regular readers of my blog will know that this summer we stepped into our second major renovation project in our current home. Having extended the ground floor with a kitchen diner in 2015, we had dreamed long enough of a loft extension and we decided to make it happen. more “A place to sit, to breathe, to be… Sloane and Sons Angel Chair review”

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Deeno Childrens Electric Toothbrush and app Review

I was asked by the team behind a brand new product for kids to get the family involved in a review. Deeno, the electric toothbrush for kids sounded the kind of thing we’d buy into as a family. After all, our six and three year old daughters aren’t exactly over the moon about dental hygiene routines, so any help is welcome! more “Deeno Childrens Electric Toothbrush and app Review”

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#MySundayPhoto The Perfect Storm

On Friday evening we watched an incredible storm roll in and as it reached its climax we all watched on in disbelief as two full double rainbows formed across the sky. more “#MySundayPhoto The Perfect Storm”

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Guest Post: How to turn your hobby into a business

How do you earn for a living? Are you tired of working long hours and can not wait to return home to your family and your hobbies? Do you demand more from your life and feel that you have so much to offer to the world? Maybe you dream about working from home and spending more time with your kids. So, why not turn your hobby into a business? more “Guest Post: How to turn your hobby into a business”

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The combined pill, my experience

When I was asked to offer my advice to young women thinking about using the combined pill I have to be honest and say I was a little hesitant. After all, I’m not a medical professional and I certainly can’t offer any medical or personal guidance about whether it is right for you as a choice of contraceptive. more “The combined pill, my experience”

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How to add value to your home

*collaborative guest post

If you’re thinking of selling your home, or plan to in the next 5-10 years, it’s worth knowing how you can add the most value to your home. There’s the obvious ones, getting an extension, converting your garage and a loft conversion, but it doesn’t always have to cost you the Earth if you want to add value to your home. more “How to add value to your home”

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