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Keeping It Cool for Back-to-School (Too cheesey? Sorry)

Counting the days till school starts? Dreading the lunch making and uniform washing? Living for the return of routine and early nights? Whatever your own personal back-to-school mindset may be, know that I am a few steps ahead of you and here to help. Over here school started back on the insanely early date of… Continue reading Keeping It Cool for Back-to-School (Too cheesey? Sorry)

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Get Your Wardrobe Autumn Ready Before The First Chilly Day

I won’t lie. I’m looking forward to Autumn. Not only do I enjoy the chill in the air and the crunch of leaves underfoot on a bright, dry day, I cannot bear the oppressive heat of the German summer. It makes cranky. Ok, not just cranky. It actually makes me aggressive. I slam things, I… Continue reading Get Your Wardrobe Autumn Ready Before The First Chilly Day

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Reading Challenge – 35 down, 5 to go

Tonight I finsihed Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, only the second book I have ever read on the recommendation of my husband. Pride & Prejudice and Zombies was the first. Our taste in books differs wildly. Our bookshelves have his and hers sections with very little overlap.  The entire works of Ross O’Carroll Kelly have been read… Continue reading Reading Challenge – 35 down, 5 to go

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A Storage Cabinet Luxury Upcycle – with Laura Ashley

Storage, the eternal problem for families of small children. There just never seems to be enough. Or there is enough but it is full of stuff needing sorting and then the problem is lack of time rather than lack of space.  As well as the issue of where to put the stuff, there is the… Continue reading A Storage Cabinet Luxury Upcycle – with Laura Ashley