Working from home

If you are lucky enough to have always purchased your dream home or you are looking at the moment, you may be looking at a quiet space, or want to buy double storey house or a small bungalow, it may be that you are not yet thinking about how that house may need to double up as a work space. At the moment many people are working from home and

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How a basement adds value to your property

Have you ever considered adding a room to your home? You may be looking to expand your family or create a second living space, but have you thought about the way you hope to do this? Basements can increase the value of your property massively, and by finishing the space you can ensure that you have extra living space for the whole family. A basement can be a new lounge,

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Planning for the Future: Fun Things to Save Up For

Most of us work pretty hard. We’ll work nine to fives. We’ll take on overtime. Some of us have more than one job. Some of us have side hustles and side projects. But at the same time, many of us end up really focusing on the present – what we want and need right now and how we’re going to get by. This is a shame. Really, when we’re working

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The best gifts for the chocoholic in your life

We all have that one person in our lives who are addicted to chocolate. But what do you buy for the person who has an insatiable desire for cocoa goodness? If you are struggling to find a unique gift for the chocolate lover in your life, here are some ultimate chocolate gift ideas to get the gears turning. You are sure to find the perfect gift somewhere on this page,

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4 Ideas for the Children’s Bedroom: Make Bedtime Fun

  Every so often, you come across an idea for the children’s bedroom that makes you wish you were young enough to have that in your own room! Well, whether that has happened to you or not, by the time you are done going through this list, you will know that feeling for sure. The Pirate’s Chamber Does your child like pirates? If they do, this idea should work gloriously.

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Four Ways you can Give Back This Year

We are already two months into the new year! Really where has the time gone? Now, have you ever wondered how you could be a little more charitable or give back to the community? Well, a new year is the greatest opportunity to start something and start giving back in little ways, which all make a huge difference! Volunteer  One of the best ways to give back is to volunteer.

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Staging a property for sale

Have you thought about staging a property for sale?  Have you heard that term? Typically people buying houses are only in the house for ten to fifteen minutes so if they can’t see a room’s potential they will dismiss it. It is no good suggesting that dumping ground is a study if you can’t see the floor, let alone space for a desk.  Ditto that corner of the lounge that

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Time-Saving Tips for the Working Mom

No matter if you have one child or five, you know that there’s never enough time in the day to take care of everything you have to do. If you’re a working mom, it’s even harder. Managing to hold down (and be successful) at that career while also managing the household, meeting the children’s needs, and everything else you have to do…even if you have the most caring, supportive partner

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Getting ready for the arrival of our first grandchild

You know I am about to be a granny, right?  That we are currently getting ready for the arrival of our first grandchild in May?  We are currently counting down the weeks, and chalking off the midwife appointments as the due date approaches.   The time from Caity and Dan coming over to tell us they were expecting their first child, back in late September, has flown by.  Though for

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4 Side Hustles to Get You to Retirement Sooner

When you’re earning a fixed salary and there’s only so much you can squirrel away each month, the time it’ll take to reach retirement seems years or decades away. When using one of the popular early retirement calculators like this linked one from Networthify, it offers clarity about the amount of time it’ll take to reach your retirement target.  To help you stay positive while chopping down the time it’ll

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9 Budgeting Hacks to Help You Pull Off That Dream Family Holiday (ad)

Dream holidays can be ruinously expensive, but if you want to make some wonderful memories, it’s worth splurging on at least one amazing trip somewhere fantastic. In this article, we have some great tips to help you save up for a vacation of a lifetime.  Devise a Budget It’s impossible to save if you have no clue what leaves your bank account each month. Go through your statements and see

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Mementos for school leavers– AD

Have you ever heard about personalised mementos for school leavers?  You know, like leaver’s hoodies, gym bags, pencil cases? To be honest, they really weren’t a thing when I was little (well to be fair it was 40 years ago) but in the last couple of years it really appears to be something that more and more schools, or PTA’s are organising.   When I was leaving primary school all we

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