5 Ways To Keep Kids Entertained On A Flight

When our children were younger I dreaded the thought of taking them on a plane. I would worry about whether they would be able sit still for a number of hours, or if they would fidget and annoy the passengers around them.

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Venturing Into The Wilderness

As a child I spent most of my school holidays outdoors. We were very lucky that our back garden backed on to woods and we had an orchard and fields a couple of minutes walk away too. My brothers and I would spend our days building dens, making little dams across the streams, swinging on the rope swing in the woods that had been there since my Dad was a child, climbing trees (and falling out of a few!) and roaming around the fields

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Top 10 Family Activities To Do On Oahu, Hawaii

Hawaii is a great place to visit with kids – particularly tweens and teens. The long stretches of golden beaches are the perfect place to spend the day playing in the sun and there are plenty of activities, from surfing to hiking for the more adventurous visitor.

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Going Back To Basics | My Happiness Project

With all the craziness going on in the house, working full time, being a parent – oh and setting up our own business – I lost my blogging mojo for a while and the thought…

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The Finish Line Is In Sight… Sort Of!

After months of dust and noise we are almost finished with the extension and the new kitchen. The space is absolutely huge and we are so pleased with how well it has turned out.

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10 Things To Consider When Planning A Bathroom Renovation

Planning a bathroom renovation can be lots of fun, but it’s very easy to become overwhelmed by it. These 10 tips will help to make the process easier

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A Luxurious Room To Relax And Unwind In

A bathroom should feel luxurious, it should make you feel relaxed and help you to unwind as you soak away the day’s troubles. The family bathroom definitely didn’t have that vibe when we moved in.

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Waffles, Chocolate and Beer | Bruges Day Trip

Walking through the cobbled streets of Bruges feels a little like stepping back in time. Horse drawn carriages gently transport visitors around the town, balconies are overflowing with flowers and boats glide up and down the canal filled with tourists soaking up the sights and sounds.

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Kitchen Renovation

The extension was watertight by the time the builders finished for the Christmas break and despite the lack of heating we were still able to use the area over the holidays. The space felt huge even though the back wall was still in place!

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Immerse Yourself | My Happiness Project December

For the month of December I decided to move away from Gretchen Rubin’s resolutions as I knew that there was one thing that I really wanted to concentrate on – Christmas. I wanted to immerse…

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Extension | Weeks 3-5

The extension is going up so much faster than I thought it would. Having watched numerous episodes of Grand Designs I was expecting months of digging, piles of mud and not a lot else going on!

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My Happiness Project | November: Keep A Contented Heart

I detoured slightly with November’s Happiness Project goals, as I knew that my month was going to be too busy to keep up with what Gretchen Rubin had done during month eight. So I jumped…

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Home Renovation | Extension, Weeks 1 and 2

We’re two weeks into the extension build and  things are moving so fast! Despite the awful weather and freezing temperatures the builders have been working their socks off. 

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My Happiness Project | October: Buy Some Happiness

I have been totally rubbish at keeping up to date with my Happiness Project updates, but I have been continuing with the project nevertheless.  In all honesty, I was pants at September’s objectives and barely…

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A Modern Update At McDonalds

I love a McDonalds – especially a Sausage and Egg McMuffin with a cup of coffee for breakfast – so when the lovely people at MaccyDs invited me to visit their Rayleigh branch there was no way I was turning that opportunity down!

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Living With Anxiety

It’s no fun living with anxiety. It creeps into your thoughts when you’re least expecting it.

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