3 Signs You Might Need to Replace Your Boiler

We are currently renting the house we live in. In general I am not a fan of renting, it can feel like a waste of money, paying out each month without being any closer to owning your home. One of the main benefits of renting, however, is that you are not responsible for big household costs like needing to replace a boiler. The boiler in our home needed replacing at...

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Replacing Your Windows

I’m not sure I have ever written a more grown up blog post title but replacing your windows can have benefits that you might not have considered. The average lifespan of windows is apparently around 15-20 years so if yours have been around for a long time, or you simply fancy an excuse to update them, these are 3 reasons why you should consider replacing your windows. Better Security  Obviously...

Valentine’s Day Gift Experiences with Buyagift

Valentine’s Day is just under two weeks away and, if you haven’t decided on a gift for your loved one just yet, Buyagift have a plethora of gift experiences available to purchase with just a click of a button, taking the stress out of shopping. Buyagift’s extensive range of experiences includes everything from thrill-seeking supercars to indulgent meals and relaxing spa breaks –  there is something to suit every taste....

Tips for Driving Safely This Winter

As the temperatures continue to dip closer to freezing and snow threatens, it is important to remember how to drive safely this winter. There are several things you can do to prevent accidents and breakdowns over the winter months. It is also important to remember to book your MOT as soon as possible to give you peace of mind that your vehicle is in proper working order and complies to...

Marriage After Divorce – Lessons Learnt From A First Marriage

When I married Ed in September 2017, it wasn’t the first time I had been a bride. I was married to someone else a few years before and it didn’t work out. I feel that there is a bit of a stigma around getting married more than once, especially for somebody my age, so I wanted to confront the taboo around the breakdown of a marriage and discuss the positives...

5 Ways You Can Transform Your Garden

I am quite possibly one of the least green fingered people I know. My mum has always loved getting out into the garden and transforming the space with different plants and flowers, tending to them during the year so that her garden always looks lovely. I am the sort of person who will be given a plant and before the week is out, that plant is no longer. When we...

Benjamin at 2 Years – An Update

Benjamin turned two back in October and I realised I hadn’t posted an update in awhile so thought it would be nice to catch you up with how he’s developing. If you are interested in following his journey, you can see regular updates from when he was born. Here’s what’s been going on in his life lately. Moving  Benjamin confidently climbs up and down stairs, will run around and walk...

5 Tips for Moving House with Young Children

Since having my first child eight years ago, I have moved house a grand total of six times! That’s a lot of moving around in a relatively short period of time and I have managed to pick up a fair bit of experience over the years. If you are planning on moving house with young children, these are the five tips I have learnt along the way. Get Them Involved ...

Hosting My First Dinner Party with La Belle Assiette and Jilly’s Kithchen UK

Something incredibly exciting happened last week. I hosted my first dinner party for friends and I felt like a proper grown up. I had been talking about having a dinner party to Ed since we moved in two years ago but we never got around to it. After La Belle Assiette, an online private chef company, got in touch asking if I would be interested in hosting a validation dinner...