4 ways to get more culture in your life

  I think it’s true that many of us would like to be a little more cultured. We probably read some classics at school, visited the occasional art gallery and maybe watched a black and white French film and tried to figure out what was going on by looking at their facial expressions and for most, that’s where it ends! Being cultured is all about being in the know, having

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How to decorate your home with personalised decor

  Our homes are often considered reflections of our inner selves. For example, we might end up painting the walls a colour we love, we’ll add garden furniture that we absolutely adore if we spend a lot of time outside, and we might even create custom artwork to add to our interior. There are plenty of different ways to personalise your home with meaningful decor, so we’ve put together a

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Important Home Improvements Most People Forget to do

This year, I have vowed to get everything in the house finished. A lot has been done already. But, now that each room is nearing completion, I can see things we have forgotten. I have added them to my to-do list, which I am still keeping and using on a daily basis. But, talking to friends it is clear that they have found themselves in a similar situation. So, I

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Is your garden summer ready? — #AD

This post contains an item sent for review.   Summer has to be around the corner somewhere, doesn’t it?  It can’t keep on raining for much longer, surely.   I can’t believe that with the longest day next week we are still in a position where the big light has to go on before teatime and when I think I can get away with it the heating is going on.

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Five reasons to love miniatures

  Alcoholic miniatures I am talking about.  Five reasons to love alcoholic miniatures.   You can buy them for just a few Pounds and the reasons go beyond just wanting a small drink.  We have a whole stash of miniatures (though mostly gin, I have to admit) thanks to my doing Ginmas for a few years so I thought I would tell you why I love them so much. Small

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How to prepare your home for last minute guests

This is a collaborative post We love having guests coming to stay, it is why we bought a house with a spare bedroom.  We wanted relatives to come for the weekend, to be able to stay over at Christmas, friends who have moved away to be able to come back.    Or for friends that come for dinner and enjoy more than one glass of wine to be able to

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Top tips for revision — AD

  For some students this time of year is about exams and the end of studying, it certainly is in this house.  For others it is about the beginning of a summer of study ahead of a new term, or maybe doing some important resits.   Either way some top tips for revision and summer studying might come in useful. Make a timetable Break the day up into half hour

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The Massage Company — Review

If you follow me online you will know that life has been kind of stressful recently.  Knowing that I was off to have a massage as a guest of The Massage Company in Camberley was pretty much all that got me through last week.    First of all I was intrigued as the massages I have had in the past have been in spas during a day out or during weekends

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We’re doing a garden makeover

  This  post is in collaboration with LionsHome It has only been in the planning for fourteen years but we are finally doing a garden makeover.   It was on the list of things to do as soon as we moved in, along with ripping out the bathroom and to be fair that hasn’t happened yet either, but this year we have decided it’s time for the garden to get

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Top tips to make sure your clothes fit properly

This is a collaboration We have all been there haven’t we?  Put on an outfit that we tried on in the shop but when we wear it for any length of time we realise it is one of the most uncomfortable things we have ever owned because it just doesn’t quite fit our shape properly.   I have lost count of the number of times I have longed to get

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Neos Smarter Home Insurance

What if I told you there was a way to secure your home, and that it offers you comprehensive cover on your home insurance?  And that you could control it all from your phone.   Sounds far fetched, right? Wrong. The clever people at Neos have come up with a system that in their words: … combines smart technology and 24/7 assistance with comprehensive home insurance. No matter where you

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