Dear British Gas

I am steaming.   See that picture above?  That steam just came out of my actual ears. 24 hours ago I was on holiday but here I am, a day later and any feelings of being relaxed have been destroyed.  Replaced with anger at your systems and my now almost daily dealings with your company.   I

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How to do a Maltese wedding

The last time I was invited to an overseas wedding I ended up in A&E. Seriously. Rushing to breakfast the morning after a wedding in Greece, I misjudged a step midway down a concrete staircase and ended up supine with my knickers on show and then unable to stand on my ankle thanks to a

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Let’s bash mums earning a living

That’s basically what this thread amounts to.    And to be honest, I am sick of it.    Sick of people having a dig at other people who are going about their lives, living it how they feel works for them, asking nothing of anybody else, only to find themselves being bashed and bullied by

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Kitchen cupboard hack

I don’t know what possessed me to attack our kitchen cupboards last weekend but something did.   I can’t even claim that I had bought a new labelling machine and had found a determination to use it because we have had it for years.  Saturday morning though and Mr B came downstairs to find the

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Sitting With Jane

The great travel writer Simon Calder once said “if you want to be a travel writer, start at your own back door”. That really struck a chord with me, and whilst I have no great ambition to be a travel blogger (I have a full time job that makes leaving the house for longer than

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Window Wednesday — Hughenden Manor

With the gorgeous weather this weekend we decided to make the most of it (and our National Trust membership) and head to a property we haven’t been to before: Hughenden Manor in Buckinghamshire.   Not only is the house steeped in political history due to it being the home of former British Prime Minister, Benjamin

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10 Incredibly Fun ways to raise money for charity

  If you want to raise money for a charity close to your heart, you want to do it in a way that’s going to get attention. Not only could this help you to raise more money personally, it could also help the charity to become more well known. Raising awareness for a charity you

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Toasted Marshmallow Day

Toasted Marshmallow day is Wednesday 30th August.  You would be forgiven for not knowing this of course since it is one of those “National Days” made up by an organisation with a vested interest:  in this case The National Confectioners Association.  Whoever they are. It used to be that toasting marshmallows was the preserve of

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