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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Why nobody should be mean online

I read two things this week about why nobody should be mean online.  One was a pithy statement from Em Clarkson on Instagram who was responding to the “just don’t read the nasty comments” sentiment with “what would be better was if people didn’t leave the f*cking comments in the first place”.  So true. Then this morning I read this great article on Medium entitled “Why being mean online is

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Why selling a house is like Brexit

It has dawned on me over the past few months that selling a house is very much like Brexit.    First of all it takes forever.   Much longer than anybody either estimates or claims at the outset.   Of course nobody tells you it will take that long, that you will wonder if you should book things for weekends in the future.  If you can book a foreign holiday

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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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What I learned at the FA Cup Final

Last Saturday I made my second visit to Wembley to watch the FA Cup Final.  Both times it was to watch Manchester City play against another team beginning with W in an FA Cup Final.   The first time was against Wigan in 2013 and the less said about that result for my Man City supporting husband, the better.   This time the FA Cup final was against Watford and

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Ranty Friday — Cheat Day

I have been debating for a while whether or not I should bring back Ranty Friday, and seeing this picture on Instagram this week sealed the deal for me.   A picture shared not from an account that I follow but from a post that had been promoted and shared onto my timeline in the hope, presumably, I would buy it.   Oh how wrong the algorithm was on Monday.

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National Vegetarian Week 2019

This week has been National Vegetarian Week and I have to say that this is something that would normally pass me completely by.   This year, however, my eldest daughter has become a vegan so I have been on a bit of a mission to learn about vegan foods and products.   I didn’t really think about vegan beauty products or household items prior to reviewing some vegan candles last

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Cote Restaurant — A review

To celebrate National Vegetarian Week this week I am sharing a few posts that celebrate all things veggie.    With reviews of some products I have been sent to try but today I am reviewing Cote restaurant who invited us along last month to sample their new vegetarian menu.    Which was great timing as Caity, my eldest, had recently decided to follow a vegan diet so she was thrilled

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How do you buy your wine? — AD

This is advertorial content Let me guess.   It is in one of two ways. Either online, based on one of three things: it’s the one you drink and know you like; you browse and chose it based on the name, grape or region it is from; or you like the label. Or you stand in the supermarket aisle and go to the shelf that you always go to and

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Travelling around Malta by bus

As country’s go, Malta has to be one of the smallest.   Wikipedia tells us that it is only 122 sq miles and has a population of less than half a million (though to be fair Malta as a country is made up of three islands that include Gozo and Comino but I am just talking about the main island here).   This makes it ideal for exploring when over

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Dear Meghan

May I call you Meghan?  I feel I can because I have followed you since I first watched you in Suits.   I might have even done a proper high five into the air when you told Mike exactly how things worked in the officers of Spector Litt (or whichever incarnation of the name was on the door when the series started.  There have been so many changes, and it

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