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20 February, 2020

Making Pancakes With Caitlin

It’s Pancake Day on Tuesday 25 February this year and, with some nostalgia, here’s Caitlin helping me to make pancakes a fair few years ago.  We still use the recipe though.  Here’s what happened back then ….. Existing readers of this blog will be familiar with my undoubted culinary prowess and remember the ‘Potato of Doom’ incident. Despite this, and racked with unprecedented levels of maternal…

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17 February, 2020

Your Annual Guide To Cleaning Your Home

It’s almost time to start spring cleaning but, as we all know, cleaning your house is an ongoing chore – and not necessarily an enjoyable one. Still below you’ll find a helpful schedule to plan those cleaning jobs season by season.  Since I’ve just moved house, I’ll definitely be taking note of upcoming chores – and bribing the kids to pitch in and help. Otherwise…

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16 February, 2020

How To Care For Your White Carpet At Home

The white carpet is probably the most beautiful of all types of carpets. When buying a white carpet though, you should consider how you are going to look after it. Due to improper carpet cleaning methods, often, a white carpet changes colour to yellow. In addition, if you neglect its maintenance for several weeks, it can get quite dirty.   Why White Carpets Gets Dirty…

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15 February, 2020

Easy Dressing Up Ideas For World Book Day

Don’t panic.  It’s World Book Day on 5th March 2020 and the challenge is on to kit your child out as their favourite character from a book. In case your imagination has run dry and you need inspiration, the following posts should give you plenty of budget-friendly ideas. And don’t worry, if you’re a craft-duffer like I am, trust me you will be able to…

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14 February, 2020

7 Tricks to Save Money on Food But Still Eat Well 

Every week, you have a good idea of what you’ll eat. Maybe you’ll enjoy a cup of coffee alongside a bagel for breakfast or have sandwiches every day for lunch. Whatever you prefer, you’ll eventually make your way back to the grocery store for another round of standing in line at the till. Do you nervously watch your total rise with each scanned box of…

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13 February, 2020

15 Cosy Family Room Ideas and Tips

A family room should be a place where members gather around to spend time with each other, chat, relax and entertain. In other words, spend time as a family. Living rooms are packed with memories, laughter, and enjoyment – it’s the heart of a home. Finding inspiration on how to make a family room cosy could go from layering textiles to adding antiques to a…

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12 February, 2020

Valentine’s Day Food And Wine Pairings To Impress

If you’re holding a Valentines Day party or saving some money with your own DIY Valentine, here’s what you need to know when it comes to matching the right food to the right wine. Some wines and foods are a match made in heaven whilst others just never get on. But do you know which ones? With 14th February on the horizon, here some suggestions…

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6 February, 2020

How To Sell Your House Faster

Getting the most out of your house sale means getting many offers. After all, it’s more difficult to counteroffer bids when you don’t already have loads of them. It’s surprisingly easy to make your house more attractive. This isn’t about your own personal tastes though, think of this as an investment. You’re going to spend a bit of time yet hardly any money in order…

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3 February, 2020

Valentine’s Day Is Not For Kids

I must confess to being a little unsettled by a trend which has appeared on my social media timelines over the last couple of years – Valentine’s gifts for children – even for kids of primary school age and younger. Haven’t we just spent enough on them for Christmas?  It’s not too clear whether the idea behind this is for parents to indulge their children…

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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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