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25 May, 2020

How to Create a Fabulous 18th Birthday Party

It’s such a special birthday, the 18th, isn’t it?  I’m sure we can all remember our own. Selecting the concept, decoration, and design of an 18th birthday party to remember, though, can be a daunting task. They might still be a kid to you but this is their grand debut into adult life and a more ‘adult’ party is required.  No more party bags and…

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22 May, 2020

Review: L’Oreal Paris Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Spray

I spend quite a bit each year on disguising my grey roots.  I always joke that I’ve no idea what my true hair colour is because nobody’s seen it for years! When I was young, it was the lovely reddy gold colour that Ieuan has now but I actually think my real colour now is a dark brown, almost black with the odd grey. A…

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21 May, 2020

Have You Been Diagnosed With An Underactive Thyroid?

It’s almost 4 years to the day since I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and, being me, I recall rushing straight home and terrifying myself by googling the subject of underactive thyroid symptoms! I was prescribed 25mg of Levothyroxine and advised to have my blood retested in 6-8 weeks to see if the medication had improved the level of antibodies in my blood. I…

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19 May, 2020

What to think about when moving to a new area

The housing market is back in action and I’m sure there’s a lot of people out there who, after two months in lockdown, have realised that they are in need of a change of scenery. Moving house is such an exciting time, and choosing to relocate to a new area is even more so. We’ve just moved house but are staying local in Dinas Powys…

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18 May, 2020

How to Make your Move to a New Home Easy

There are signs that the UK Lockdown may be approaching an end – depending on who you believe.  This is undoubtedly good news for all those who have been stuck in a property chain trying to move home.  Estate agents are now allowed to arrange viewings, albeit ‘virtually’, although there are stories of property deals collapsing since there is so much uncertainty surrounding the economy…

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16 May, 2020

Want an Injunction? 10 Reasons you Don’t Want Your Ex to See Your Kids

So, you want to know why someone might get an injunction on their partner or ex-partner? To find out why this might be the only answer for many, read on… An injunction, in the form of a non-molestation order, is a court order to prevent a family member or ex-partner from seeing your kids. For the health and safety of all involved, this really could…

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Pearls Will Never Go Out Of Style – Here’s Why

Numerous brands are now reinventing pearls for young women. It’s no longer a preserve of older women or your grandmother’s closet. Pearls are making a comeback into the fashion scene in a big way and fast replacing diamonds among fashion enthusiasts worldwide. Celebrities like Katy Perry, Scarlet Johansson and Angelina Jolie among others, are pairing pearls with sophisticated attires to create a modern classy look.…

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15 May, 2020

Make Ends Meet with These 5 Tips

Photo by Micheile Henderson on Unsplash A tough household situation can make things hard for all involved. So, here are some great tips to make ends meet. #1. Use Coupons (In The Right Way) Coupons are widely available for almost all products. You can save a lot on the items you buy. A simple Google search or browsing websites such as RetailMeNot will help you…

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13 May, 2020

Tips for Busy Mums: How to Dye Your Hair at Home Like a Pro

We all know at-home hair dyeing can be tricky, but if properly done, it can be quick, cheap with salon-like results. In case you want to touch up your roots or liven up your natural hair colour within two shades, darker or lighter of the current colour, you should give it a try. But keep in mind, extreme hair colour changes are best left to…

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Linda Hobbis, midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Wrestling tweendom, eye-rolling and door-slamming with Caitlin (12) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.

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