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Freshening up your home

Freshening up your home

To be honest since moving we are doing more than freshening up our home. It has taken its time and energy (sometimes you just haven’t got it!) but this year we really have gone for making it our home. Legal & General asked me to list a few things and idea’s I like to freshen up our home. I don’t know about you and this is a woman thing, right…. but I think cushions immediately. But … Read entire article »

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Taking time for yourself

Taking time for yourself

Today I have ‘man flu’ well not really but a horrid cold, I feel hot and cold and a lovely hacking cough which is giving me a headache! Today I also have the house to myself a very rare treat. I have no reason to not just crawll back under the duvet now the dogs have been walked. Or under a blanket and read or watch mindless t.v or even some cooking programmes I never seem … Read entire article »

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My favourite gluten-free picnic recipes

My favourite gluten-free picnic recipes

As it is National Picnic Week this week, I thought I share a few of my own favourite gluten-free picnic recipes. Supper (or dinner or tea if you so call it) is fairly easy to work around when you are gluten-free and so is breakfast but lunch particularly in the ‘packed lunch/picnic’ form is so much more tricky. Crumbly, dry sandwiches are never appealing and for gluten-free wraps you need to take out a second mortgage … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – Stress, panic attacks and relax

Monday Mutters – Stress, panic attacks and relax

Today was the first day that Bex isn’t a school student! As I made Oscar’s packed lunch it suddenly dawned on me that I no longer had to have that heavy heart that Bex is on the school roll but didn’t actually attend school itself most day’s. Friday was her 16th birthday as you may of read. Whilst having a pre-exam texting session I felt at the last hurdle of school and exams she would fall. … Read entire article »

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Dear Bex…Happy 16th Birthday

Dear Bex…Happy 16th Birthday

I am sure I start all your birthday posts with how can you be…but really how can you be 16 already. With the same old joke thrown in for good measure…as I am only 25! So, my beautiful daughter 16 huh, when more is well more acceptable to do! Since your last birthday post again your roller coaster life has taken us for a ride. Sometimes an airbag as well as a safety belt has been … Read entire article »

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Organising and the familiar feeling of being disorganised

Organising and the familiar feeling of being disorganised

I really don’t mind confessing I am not the most organised person. I have written about it before, to be honest I am a more organised chaos person. So on the outside I look organised and rarely forget appointments, inwards I am permanently scrambling in my brain remembering what I am supposed to be doing next. That or like today I am running around trying to find the piece of paper I wrote a recipe … Read entire article »

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The perfect diet for healthy hearing

The perfect diet for healthy hearing

I have never thought about food that is good for your hearing so this is a really good article especially as I am a little bit deaf since a teenager! Lots of my favourite foods there and dark chocolate too, now there is an excuse to eat it!    The perfect diet for healthy hearing Over time all of our hearing reduces in quality; it is just a factor of life. What many of us don’t realise is … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – Simple things, little moments

Monday Mutters – Simple things, little moments

I wrote about simple things last week and the bubbles. The rest of the half-term continued in similar vein. Despite planning a trip to Bath, which didn’t happen our half-term was based around home or the town we live in. Bex went away for two nights other than that is was enjoying simple stuff which often gives the biggest pay offs. The weather was kind to us mostly which makes for enjoying the small stuff so … Read entire article »

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Simple things & the miracle of bubble blowing

Simple things & the miracle of bubble blowing

I have always been a fan of the simple things in life which in reflection it just as well! But all joking aside as a child I remember just loving simple pleasures and not huge busy things. Wild flowers, the smell of fresh herbs, picnic’s by a stream, salad, homemade cakes, walks, sitting drawing, bubble blowing, flipping through books not reading them as a child I was not much of a reader but have made … Read entire article »

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New Research Shows Stripes and Red Flowers Are Preferred by Bumblebees

New Research Shows Stripes and Red Flowers Are Preferred by Bumblebees

I love hearing the buzz of bee’s and they are so important to us. Without them our world would be quite different as they are great pollinators! I have planted lavenders in our front garden but this is an interesting read on bee’s loving red and white striped flowers. When thinking of what red and white striped flowers I could plant I thought of petunia’s, dahlia’s, tulips and one of my wanted list is the ‘Hanky … Read entire article »

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