In praise of a supermarket breakfast (AD)

People often talk about the amazing breakfast they have in a cute, Instagram worthy, cafe but we don’t very often see discussions in praise of a supermarket breakfast do we? Why is that?  Why don’t we see people talking about the fact you can get a cracking breakfast at a really reasonable price at the same time as doing the weekly shop.   Maybe even instead of doing the weekly shop.

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How to socialise with zero energy

Getting together with friends can seem like a lot of effort. You have to get up and dressed, you might end up cooking or going out, you have to keep up with conversation all night. And when you are already exhausted at the end of the week, this is often the last thing you want! But it would be a real shame for your social life to die just because

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Can You Have a Luxury Holiday with Small Children in Tow?

No-one wants to be the parent at a luxury hotel pool with the child that won’t stop screaming. While people of all walks of life go on luxury holidays, there is a certain prestige you expect from a luxury holiday. Can you still have a luxury holiday even if you have small children in tow? Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do. Go Private One

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Windsor and Eton Brewery Tour

We didn’t really know too much about the Windsor and Eton Brewery Tour before we did it this weekend, we had won it in an a charity auction late last year so only did a bit of research (mostly could we park.  More of which later) before we arrived. You arrive at the tour, at the end of a residential road in Windsor to be welcomed at the bar where

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Current Fashion Trends To Make Anyone Look Like A Model

Fashion is constantly changing as new trends rise and others dramatically fall. Some, however, never go out of fashion, and others are guaranteed to blow people away. Looking for something to make you stand out? Read on to find out our favorite fashion trends heating up the fashion industry. A Classic Throwback Something that’s quickly started to flood the clothing stores is a bit more retro than you might think.

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Looking back at 2019

I keep looking back at 2019 thinking it was a really crappy year, that it was one I would like to forget.  And in so many respects it really was.  Except whilst looking through all the photos I took last year I realised that there were also lots of highs, points worth remembering, and that hopefully will be the bits I remember when I look back on those 12 months

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Three Gentle Approaches to Try When Your Child Doesn’t Want to Visit Your Ex

Doing Christmas when you have divorced requires delicate handling, even if your children feel reasonably okay with the situation. But holidays aside, if your kid is not keen to visit or spend time with the other parent, the regular routine of visitations can be extremely challenging and painful for all involved. Showing aversion to the other parent is a natural response for children after a divorce. The key is managing

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Christmas houses and festive stories

Experience a sparkling and colourful Christmas at National Trust places with Christmas houses, candlelit tours and festive stories in and around Hampshire If you’re looking for a really special festive experience this winter, step into Christmas at one of our beautiful historic houses. National Trust places around Hampshire feature sparkling decorations, fresh winter greenery, Christmas houses and festive family trails. Classic Christmas stories are brought to life at The Vyne

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The one about alcohol

This is the one about my thoughts on alcohol.  I thought it might be timely with many people celebrating going booze free for October. First of all I am going to nail my colours to the mast and say that I don’t really buy into the school of thought that thinks giving up booze and shouting about it for a month is a good idea.  Though to be fair it

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I am going to be a granny!

Yep, the news is out.  I am going to be a granny.  Mr B is going to be a grandpa. A couple of weeks ago Caity and Dan popped in one Sunday morning and presented us each with a present wrapped in tissue paper.  It felt like a mug and they said we had to open them at the same time.   We had no idea they would have “Grandma”

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Rigby and Peller

Last weekend I decided to head off to Rigby and Peller to stock up on some bras that actually fit me properly. Because we all need support, right?  I can’t think of a single scenario in which we don’t need support to do what we do.  And in order to do what we do we need to feel comfortable.   That has to start with the basics I believe, like

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Heard of Beauty Pie? Here’s how it works

Beauty Pie, heard about it? Or have you seen the ads and been slightly confused and thought  “how does Beauty Pie work”? Chances are that if you are on Instagram or Facebook then you will have seen an advert for Beauty Pie because their ads are everywhere but if you aren’t on there then Beauty Pie might have passed you by and that would be a shame. Why? Well because

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