• It’s Time For The Pantomime In Chelmsford

    One of my favourite things about the Christmas season is watching a pantomime. For one reason or another over the past few years we haven’t gone to see a panto, so I was delighted when…

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    Stocking Fillers For Teenagers

    I love buying gifts for the kids at Christmas but these days I’m finding it more and more tricky. The hardest part for me is  finding good stocking fillers for teenagers. When they were little…

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    5 Of The Best Board Games For Teenagers

    We enjoy playing a board game or two in this house and family games night is a regular occurrence, that is lots of fun! As the kids get older I think it’s more important than…

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    How To Host A Great Christmas For a Large Group

    Last year Mark and I offered to host Christmas Day at our house for the family. We don’t like to leave anybody out, so by the time we had invited both sets of parents, all…

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    Two Bedroom Villa At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort

    Up until our trip to Aulani, we had always stayed in studio rooms at the Disney World resorts. They consist of a queen sized bed, a pull-out sofa bed, kitchenette area and a bathroom. Perfect…

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    Cinnamon and Cranberry Muffins

    I don’t know about you, but there’s something about Autumn that makes me want to bake more. I think it’s because I love being indoors and cosy, with the smell of something delicious cooking in…

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    Useful Resources For Planning A Holiday To Orlando

    Although I’ve been to Florida many times, I still find planning a holiday there so much fun. Every time we go there is something new to see, because Orlando is always evolving. I find that…

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    Which Disney Waterpark Is Best For Your Family?

    Whenever we plan a visit to Walt Disney World one of the things I look forward to most is a day at one of the Disney waterparks. We have so much fun tipping each other out of our tubes on the lazy river or racing each other to the bottom of the slides, only to get out and climb back up to the top and start all over again!

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    Why Cleaning Is Good For The Soul

    I recently discovered an account on Instagram that has everyone cleaning their houses like they’ve never been cleaned before. I watched a few of the videos and within a few minutes I was hooked and…

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    Wild Florida – Our First Airboat Ride Experience

    As you may have noticed, I love Florida and Orlando in particular. I’ve been to Florida seven times now and before my most recent trip I was asked several times “why do you keep going…

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    Turning 40, Advice For A Wonderful Life

    So this is it, I’ll be 40 next week. Turning 40 doesn’t bother me, it’s just another day really isn’t it and I think that once you’ve hit those milestones of 16 and 18, where…

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    The Importance Of Being Grateful

    At the start of January I set a ‘word of the year‘, something to keep me focused, to remind me of what’s good in my life and to ensure that I stayed accountable for my…

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    A Royal Day Out To Celebrate 17 Years Of Marriage

    Mark and I don’t tend to give each other gifts on our wedding anniversary anymore. Over the years we have given each other many gifts, but now we do it a little differently. Gifts are…

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    50 Summer Memories To Make With Your Teens

    I love the summer holidays, I like the lazy mornings and the late nights, the lack of school uniform to be washed and ironed and not having the routine that term time requires. But at…

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    5 Steps To Selling Your House

    Selling your house is one of the most stressful things to do, from finding a conveyancer, to having strangers through your front door, there’s a lot to deal with. If you are considering moving house…

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    Be More Productive – Ditch The To Do List

    I used to love writing lists because I thought that they would make me be more productive. I loved sitting down with a cup of coffee in the morning and writing out a list of…

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