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22 March, 2020

Dirty Dishwasher? Awful Oven? Spring Clean Your Appliances!

Sometimes we’re so busy cleaning that we forget our appliances could do with a good clean themselves. Actually, for most busy parents, cleaning the oven, washing machine or dishwasher is a very low priority, unless you’ve got Mrs Hinch coming around for tea.  In current times though, when many of us find ourselves at home, it’s a great opportunity to catch up on the chores…

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18 March, 2020

Hersey & Son Silversmiths Earring Review & A Giveaway

Last year, readers may remember a lovely giveaway of a beautiful Zodiac & Birthstone Pendant gifted to me by Hersey & Son Silversmiths in London and now I have the matching earrings to show you.  I always try to find my readers the best prizes and choose things that I would wear or use myself.  Well, read on because I have a second giveaway of…

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16 March, 2020

Why Vinyl Is A Great Option For Your Bathroom Floor

Sorting out any flooring in your home can feel like a challenge. We often take flooring for granted and forget about it for most of the time, it’s just there and unless there’s a problem we tend to ignore it. However, making sure the flooring in your home is not only in keeping with your style, but also fit for purpose, is really important. Perhaps…

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10 March, 2020

Are You Kept Awake At Night By The Hum?

For the last three nights, I have been woken around 5:30 am by a hum.  On the first night, I was so convinced there was a noise indoors, that I walked around the house in the dark checking to see if there were any fridge/freezers buzzing or machines left on. Nothing. It was windy outside so I wondered if the sound was coming from the…

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9 March, 2020

Reasons Why Dating Your Spouse Could Save Your Marriage

Even though we’ve been together for 15 years and married for 8, we still make sure that we have ‘date nights’.  Cheesy?  Possibly.  Sanity-saving?  Definitely.  Expensive?  Depending on your childcare arrangements – but I still maintain it’s worth it.  Dating your spouse can be a marriage-enhancing activity that can bring you closer. It isn’t always easy to find the time (and sometimes the energy) to…

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6 March, 2020

Having Babies After 40. My Experience.

I distinctly remember standing in my office looking out over the busy Cardiff street and wondering if I would ever have a baby after 40. I had just celebrated my 40th birthday and, although my biological clock had long been ignored, I was beginning to feel that there had to be more to life than marketing legal services! Odd that it took at least 20…

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3 March, 2020

No Or Low Cost Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s Mother’s Day on 22nd March in the UK and if you haven’t bought a gift yet or are struggling to find the funds to get your mum or nan something nice, you’ll find plenty of low-cost ideas for Mother’s Day gifts in the links below. Most of these are within a modest budget or even completely free.  Just click on the link. Great Mother’s…

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2 March, 2020

Creative Ways to Practice Self Care At Home

Not all self-care activities involve going for a walk or meditating. There are also quite a few creative activities that will channel your inner artist or writer and still provide excellent self-care benefits. Here are some creative and artistic activities to help you practice self-care. Get a Colouring Book Adult colouring books have been popular for a while, and they are definitely not going anywhere.…

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Something For Everyone With A Weekend In Cardiff

With great transport links, Cardiff is the youngest capital city in Europe. Set on a scenic coastal location, it’s home to multiple international sporting and cultural centres, alongside the BBC Drama Village, a new business district, a thriving town centre but also more green space per person than any other UK city. Known for having a friendly population, it’s a vibrant place to head for…

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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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