• This Is Me – How Social Media Impacts Me

    It’s International Women’s Day and it has me thinking about me and what it feels like to me to be a woman in 2018, the answer? I feel invisible most days. (Don’t switch off, this…

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    Orlando – The Big Birthday Trip!

    2018 sees us all reaching birthday milestones and we have decided to celebrate by heading to Orlando.

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    A Luxurious New Look For The Master Bathroom

    When we first looked round this house we could both see how much potential it held which is one of the main reasons why we fell in love with it. One of the rooms we…

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    Gratitude – My Word Of The Year For 2018

    I’ve had a word of the year for a few years now, I never normally put it on my blog as it’s always just been something that’s private to me but this year’s word feels like it comes with a message that many people can relate to, so I thought i would share it.

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    Older Boys Christmas Gift Guide*

    I don’t know about you but I always struggle with what to buy older boys for Christmas, so I’ve put together a Gift Guide with some ideas to help you find the perfect present for the 12/13 year old boys in your life. 

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    My 2018 Travel Bucketlist*

    As we get ready to say goodbye to 2017, I’ve been looking back at our travels during the year and looking ahead and thinking about where our 2018 Travel Bucketlist might take us.

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    Kitchen Update With Photos

    Our kitchen was tiny and very out of date, so we designed a new one and knocked down a few walls along the way!

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    How To Get The Most Out Of A Visit To Venice

    The advantage of having a birthday in August means that I often get to spend my birthday on holiday. This year we were in Italy and I was determined to spend the day in Venice, as it was somewhere that I have always wanted to visit.

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    A Fantastic Day Trip To The Beautiful Murano and Burano

    During our visit to Italy we stayed on the Lido De Jesolo which was a perfect base for visiting Venice and its surrounding islands. Rather than book excursions through tour companies we decided to travel like the locals and used the public transport and visit Murano, Burano and Venice.

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    A Blissful Weekend In The Cotswolds

    I have wanted to visit the Cotswolds, with its pretty villages and gorgeous scenery, for ages so when Mark and I got the opportunity to have a child free weekend I knew exactly where I wanted to go! 

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    Wicked Gifts For Teenagers*

    As the kids get older I find it harder to come up with good gifts to buy them for Christmas and their birthdays.

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    21 Boredom Busters For Teens and Tweens In Essex

    I love the school holidays! I love the lazy mornings with no rushing about and I love the late nights watching movies together or sitting out under the stars reminiscing andI’ve put together a list of ways to keep the boredom at bay during the school holidays – I hope you find it useful.

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    A Little Oasis Of Luxury In The Heart Of Chelmsford, Essex

    Let me start by saying I’m no beauty blogger.  My 14 year old has better make up skills than I will ever have!

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    Using Furniture For The Finishing Touches*

    Adding furniture to a room can completely change the way it looks and feels. It’s important to get it right and think carefully about the pieces you are adding

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    Where To Stay In Orlando – Villa vs Disney Hotel

    There is an abundance of accommodation options in Orlando – villas, apartments, hotels that are off-site of the main theme parks and hotels that are on-site. We have stayed at an off-site hotel, a villa and at some of the Disney hotels. Our two favourite options are the Disney hotels and villas. 

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    9 Amazing City Breaks

    I think city breaks are great for getting a sample of the lifestyle and culture of a country and also for a quick recharge of the batteries during the year. 

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