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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Dream pets – what would yours be?
Feb08

Dream pets – what would yours be?

If there’s one thing my children have always wanted, it’s a cat. Actually that’s not quite true. The eldest remembers us having a cat – this, my beloved Elwood. (yes Elwood – we had Jake & Elwood the Blues Brothers. Except they turned out to be the Blues Sisters. Then Jake got run over… Elwood didn’t really work anymore, did it?) Except she was elderly when No.1 came along, and she was...

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Do You Have All These Cold Weather Essentials In Your Family Car?
Feb06

Do You Have All These Cold Weather Essentials In Your Family Car?

Just as we thought the worst of the winter weather was behind us, lareg amounts of the country are forecast for ice & snow for the rest of the week. *actually February often has a winter sting in it’s tail. According to my Facebook ‘On This Day’ app a couple of days ago, this was what we were doing… I’ve been chatting to the folks at Confused.com about driving in cold winter weather – did you...

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Do YOU know what your kids are doing online? 1 in 5 parents don’t.
Feb06

Do YOU know what your kids are doing online? 1 in 5 parents don’t.

Internet safety for kids. I know, I might bang on about it a bit, but honestly – I’m endlessly surprised at how many of my kids friends’ parents seem to have  little-to-no control over their kids activities on the Internet. Or they go the other way, and out of abject fear of the internet boogie man they lock them down entirely. Like it or not, the internet is as much a part of our kids lives as going to the park was for...

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LAST CHANCE to win the £250 Holiday Voucher from Premier Cottages!
Jan28

LAST CHANCE to win the £250 Holiday Voucher from Premier Cottages!

The competition to win the £250 voucher from Premier Cottages closes at midnight – yes, that’s £250 straight off your next luxury UK break! Fancy a relaxing UK short break? Cottage collection Premier Cottages has a host of luxurious family-friendly properties right on the doorstep and is giving away a £250 voucher so that you can enjoy a stay in one! Premier Cottages features the finest collection of four and five star graded...

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