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Household Finance & How to Cope When Money Is Tight

April is coming to a close and to be honest I’ll be glad to see the back of it. I’m not usually one to wish my days away and April did have some good bits – Easter, my family visiting​ us and Number One’s first holy communion – but it was just so busy. And… Continue reading Household Finance & How to Cope When Money Is Tight

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Pretty & Practical Home Decor For Families

Points of view on home decor when you have a young family differ greatly. There’s the “why bother” camp, firmly rooted in reality, assuming that vases will get smashed, sofas soiled and walls vandalied by the little ones. And there are the parents who lay down rules, are strict about shoes in the house and… Continue reading Pretty & Practical Home Decor For Families

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The Great Egg Race, or 3 Last Minute Easter Decorations

Do you remember the show on the BBC The Great Egg Race? I don’t remember much about the actual series but I was fascinated by the opening. I looked it up recently to show the children and was pleased they like it to. This post is nothing to do with the TV series and everything… Continue reading The Great Egg Race, or 3 Last Minute Easter Decorations

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Faded Glory at Lionsden Georgian Country House

My sister is getting married. I *may* have mentioned that once or twice here. A couple of weeks ago we held her hen party and I subsequently wrote about what I’ve learned on hosting a hen party. Since all but one of the hen guests are mothers of small children, we decided to go for… Continue reading Faded Glory at Lionsden Georgian Country House

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March – Spring – Styling The Seasons

March. March! Part of me is screaming “How is it March already? How?” while another part of me is yelling “Yay, Spring at last!”. My favourite season has arrived. There is not much I can do about January and February having flown by, so I am embracing Spring. The weather may not have picked up… Continue reading March – Spring – Styling The Seasons

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Lazy Organisation, Part 3: How To Be Lazy & Still Be Organised

Two years ago, when I was still new to this blogging business, I wrote what has become of my most popular posts to date, How to be lazy and still be organised. Back then I was on parental leave with three children and no pets.  Trying to maintain a certain level of organisation involved juggling but… Continue reading Lazy Organisation, Part 3: How To Be Lazy & Still Be Organised