My Word Of The Year For 2019

At the beginning of every January I set my word for the year as well as my goals. It may sound strange to set a word for the year, but I find that it helps…

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Planning For The Best Year – My 2019 Goals

Every January I like to set myself some goals for the year ahead. I don’t do resolutions because I feel like they’re easy to forget about, but goals give you something to work towards. 2018…

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2019 Reading Challenge

I love to read. Every year I set myself a challenge to read at least 12 books and I always complete it. For my 2019 reading challenge I’ve decided to do things a little differently.…

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Reviewing My Year

As 2018 draws to a close I’ve been looking back at photos and reviewing my year. In January I decided that my word for the year would be gratitude. I can definitely say that I…

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Personalised Christmas Gift Tags

I love to add personal touches that my guests can take home with them after Christmas. I think there’s something special about receiving something handmade and it makes people feel loved. It could be anything.…

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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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