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Going To The Google Offices & Getting A Google Home

During the Easter holidays Hubby and I had three full nights child free. The girls headed back to Essex with their Grandparents and it was a much needed break for us. During that time we did so many lovely things. We mainly visited National Trust places and ate out in McDonalds and Zizzi. Our adventures can be found on my …

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Special Needs Diary #9 – Homework

Dear Diary, I have huge concerns about P1s education. She doesn’t seem wired academically like I was. I always enjoyed school I think apart from the bullying and being picked on for being small. I did relatively well at learning when I wasn’t talking to my friends. But P1 is falling behind. Key Stage 2 is naturally harder than what …

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Special Spontaneous Visitors

There’s lots I miss about my home town and living near my family but on the other hand there’s many more things I don’t miss. The one thing that always gives me a heavy heart whenever I think about it, is the ease of seeing my Grandad. When I lived in Essex I was always just five or ten minutes …

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How to Pest Proof Your Home

Unwanted pests such as bugs, creepy crawlies and rodents occasionally invite themselves into our homes, wreaking havoc and leaving us feeling like our home isn’t quite as clean and secure as we’d like it to be. But, many of us struggle to know how to deal with a pest problem, particularly if traditional measures don’t sit well with your values …

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Can Colours Effect Your Mood?

I am no interior blogger but I do know that colours can make you or break you. I hate dull and dark colours for my own reasons and there’s something that just uplifts your mood when it comes to bright bold ones. The psychology of colour is truly fascinating, as this infographic explains. Brought to you by Rawlins Paints I …

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Everything You Need To Know About Preventing Allergies In Your Home

The best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid the allergen that causes it. However, sometimes this is easier said than done, as many of these allergens are within our homes. Dust mites, for example, are one of the biggest causes of allergies and they can breed in even the cleanest of homes but these microscopic insects are …

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#BEDN – 12 – Your Local Area

I absolutely adore the area we live in. It is ranked at one of the richest towns in the UK which isn’t surprising and that theme sort of runs through the entire area. The health services are far more efficient and superior to the ones back in my home town, Essex. The schools are much better and that was one …

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Using Colour To Create The Perfect Country Themed Home

If you want to create the ideal country themed home then you should take a good look at nature, be aware of the different seasons and, most important of all, bear in mind that many berries and flowers come in gloriously flamboyant colours as well as more subdued hues. One room at a time In the bedroom, for example, if …

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Being Busy & Thinking Ahead

We’ve successfully completed the first full week back to our school routine, although I’m still not quite used to the early mornings and I keep sleeping through the alarms that were switched off for six weeks leaving us pretty rushed every morning. Having a set routine seems to help P1s behaviour though and she’s been really good up until the …

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“My days feel very long and my nights extremely short”

My life lately has been super busy but not in the sense of actually going out very much. We haven’t done very much of that but yet I feel like I can’t breathe. My days feel very long and my nights extremely short with P2 and P3 waking so frequently, mainly P2 may I add.  We’ve been cooking with Hello …

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Our New Cleaning Routine & Win Some Dettol Products

This month has seen some big changes in our house. I have actually managed to keep on top of the housework. It also coincided with the school holidays so it hasn’t been an easy task to keep on top of things and it did fall to pieces one week (the week P1 was away with her Grandparents) but we swiftly …

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5 Tips To Kid Proof Your Home

As much as I love having the kids around making a mess I would really love to have a home that is a little more adult. There are some tips below that will help to keep your house just that tiny bit adult whilst the kids are in their younger years. *In Collaboration With Arlo & Jacob*

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A Princess Day With Disney Cinderella

We have four days at home before P1 is dressed back in her uniform and shipped off to school. I’m not going to lie when I say that I am really looking forward to the start of school. Although the school holidays seem to have zoomed by, this last week is dragging. With well under a week left I really …

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The True Cost Of Upsizing And Is It Worth It?

The aim for most, after getting on the property ladder, is to upsize our homes with each move. This could be for a growing family or a growing teddy bear collection, like the Smith’s, who after retirement chose to move from three to four bedrooms to accommodate their 600 cuddly toys.   But, did they really need to move to …

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The Gro Company Bunny & Brolly GroBag Review

We are not strangers to The Gro Company. In fact both my girls have used them at some point for something. P1 & P2 both have the GroAnywhere Blind attached to their window to stop the bright evenings from disrupting bedtime too much. With P2 & P3 born in different seasons that means that at 7 months with P2 she …

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