Burgon & Ball Cream Herb Pots #MothersDay
Mar16

Burgon & Ball Cream Herb Pots #MothersDay

Spring is finally here, and already the temperature outside has started to rise, bringing the scent of good things to come. Daffodils are springing up everywhere and buds appearing on the trees, and we can turn our minds to the longer lazy days ahead. Growing things is in our DNA; most of us enjoy the connection with nature. And when we add in to the mix good food? Well it’s a perfect recipe for success, is it not?  So when we...

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7 Reasons To Love A Skylight
Mar13

7 Reasons To Love A Skylight

I’ve always had a rather romantic notion of a skylight (lots of dreamy teen ideas about stargazing from my bed in a turret room *may* have influenced this thinking, I’ll admit…). But then we had a holiday in a cottage on a welsh mountain – and there, above the gloriously huge double bed, was a skylight. Right there! Just to one side of our heads. We could lie in bed after a long day, skylight wide, listening to...

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Easy Steps to Repair a Credit Score with FREE ClearScore Coaching
Mar01

Easy Steps to Repair a Credit Score with FREE ClearScore Coaching

I’ve been meaning to sign up to ClearScore for a while now, ever since I saw a TV advert for them; ‘giving everybody access to their credit score and report for free, forever.’ I’ve been quite open in the past about our past issues with debt, and how we’ve worked incredibly hard to take back control and sort them. Having done it once, we’ll never let it happen again, and one of the biggest tools in...

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Spotted! Lakeland Heavy Duty Oven Glove under £5!
Feb24

Spotted! Lakeland Heavy Duty Oven Glove under £5!

Come on – we’ve all done it. Kept the oven gloves a bit too long, or ignored the Heavy Duty Oven Glove to buy the cheaper ones because they were pretty. Then taken a big heavy baking dish out of the oven, got halfway to the counter and started yelping as the heat begins to seep through. Just this week I did this exact “ow. OW! Ow owowOW OW OW!” yelping dance as I flung the roasting tin at the top of the cooker,...

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I’m a bit too much in love with these smart radiators.
Feb24

I’m a bit too much in love with these smart radiators.

We were really lucky when we bought our house 25 years ago – the previous owner had been a gas engineer, and naturally he’d installed a seriously good heating system. When we were visited by an energy saving expert, she actually praised us for the fact that we have thermostat controls for both upstairs and downstairs, allowing us to just heat the parts of the house we’re using. We’re very big on zonal heating – I...

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Get your home Spring ready
Feb17

Get your home Spring ready

Spring is finally closing in on us  – no really, it is! – and we can wave goodbye to the endless dark nights and chill of winter. The days are getting longer; the nights are getting shorter and flowers are beginning to bloom. Spring is definitely a feel-good season and a simple makeover to your home will instil this season’s feel good mantra. Here’s our three top areas for a quick Spring refresh… The Living...

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