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The joy of sleep

This is a subject I’ve written about before, as it’s one that’s very close to my heart, as I’m sure it is for many parents of young children.. and that’s precious, precious sleep. When my eldest was a baby, I…

What to do when your pet is unwell

It’s safe to say that we are a nature of animal lovers. Millions of people all across the country own a pet of some kind, with dogs coming out on top as the preferred furry companion. It’s little wonder that this is the case – dogs…

Easter Gift Ideas (other than chocolate eggs!)

Easter is nearly here! I’m not religious but I do love to celebrate Easter as a true celebration of the start of Spring. Easter celebrations for me, and probably for you, have usually included chocolate eggs. But this year I’m on a serious mission to lose…

Decluttering and feathering the nest – living room

Back in January, I picked up my long ago acquired and never touched copy of ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying’ by Mario Kondo from a very cluttered and overflowing bookshelf, and read the whole book in a day. As I mentioned in my New Year Goals post…

Make do and mend – traditional words to live by

Back in the old days, before tech got all kinds of groovy, our parents and our grandparents lived by a different set of rules. Make do and mend was the order of the day. They didn’t live in a throwaway society, we do. If like me, you can’t…

Lush Oxford Street Shopping.. and an Easter Giveaway!

Last weekend I was lucky enough to go on a trip to London thanks to the lovely Indigo Herbs, who I work with regularly, as they invited me to visit this year’s Blog Con London. What a day! Getting a train to the big city, rushing around, getting…

How to save money whilst saving the world

Owning a home and renting a home are both very different situations to be in, but how you treat your home is the same. You choose the décor, you choose the flooring and you choose the utility companies you use for your gas and electricity. You need to be…

Vegan eating doesn’t have to be boring

A lot of people love the idea of going vegan for a while. But, most are put off because of the lack of option there are when you decide to make this step, though. This is a shame. Because modern goods have limited the problems caused by being vegan to…

Makeup not making you feel great? Time for a new routine!

It can be hard to get to grips with fashion in your forties. The clothes that once looked fantastic suddenly don’t suit you anymore. Sometimes, the solution will be as simple as altering the style you already have. Sometimes, you’ll need to take more drastic action and change…

Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day

It’s just under three weeks to Mother’s Day (26th March – make a note in your diary!), so you must already have plenty of ideas of how you spoil your mum, right? No?! Oh no, you better get thinking now! Here are some great tips to help you…