Award Winning Family Travel blogger debuts the magical ‘Extraordinary Travellers’ adventure series
Sep22

Award Winning Family Travel blogger debuts the magical ‘Extraordinary Travellers’ adventure series

Karen Beddow, Editor of the award winning travel blog Mini Travellers released her debut book this week The Little Museum, the first in the Extraordinary Travellers adventure series. The Little Museum is a page-turning travel adventure story for boys and girls aged 8-11.  With a magic map, a clever invention and an exciting race through France, there is also a little bit of French thrown in for good measure. The story...

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The Triton T80Z Review – The Easy Replacement Shower
Sep05

The Triton T80Z Review – The Easy Replacement Shower

I know, a T80Z review may not be the most exciting thing you’ll read today. I get it. BUT. That’s up until the point you need a shower replacement, pronto. Because the problem with your shower breaking (apart from the wails of horror from the incumbent suddenly being doused in icy water) is figuring out what new one you can get. Because not all showers are made equal – and that’s exactly where Triton’s...

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How to Look Your Best for a Pictorial
Aug26

How to Look Your Best for a Pictorial

Many of us look at a photograph of a model and admire the flawless beauty captured on camera. We wonder how it’s done and how someone can look so perfect. We may even have friends who look better in pictures than they do in person. If you imagine that you are not photogenic, think again. Everyone has that perfect angle, the one we should favour when we have our pictures taken. If you want to look your best for a pictorial, you can...

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Advice for planning a house renovation
Aug14

Advice for planning a house renovation

If you’re thinking about renovating your house, there’s a lot to consider before diving headfirst into a big project. Whether it’s a complete reimagining of what you have or cosmetic changes for a handful of rooms, you’ll need to ensure you have a robust plan in place. To help, we’ve put together a list of things to think about when you’re making your plans. By Sergey Nivens Shutterstock Create a...

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I’m a (very) overweight 40s mum to four… here’s why I now run, hike & kickbox. And model swimsuits…
Jul29

I’m a (very) overweight 40s mum to four… here’s why I now run, hike & kickbox. And model swimsuits…

Okay, so here’s the thing. I’ve hesitated to talk about my weight and body shape for a while – because I’m definitely ‘body positive’, so how can I talk about my desire and need to lose weight?But of course I can do both. Because dieting and weight-loss-motivated exercise are a very different thing to the subject of health and well-being. This winter I was the biggest and heaviest I have ever been...

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Sandwiches for Afternoon Tea? Brilliantly simple, stress-free entertaining!
Jul20

Sandwiches for Afternoon Tea? Brilliantly simple, stress-free entertaining!

Remember, there are no rules on sandwiches for Afternoon Tea. Actually, there are no rules on Afternoon Tea in general. The generally accepted Afternoon Tea goes something like a pretty table, set with a plate of sandwiches, a plate of cakes and a pot of tea. Preferably with the food served in tiers on a cake stand. But forget the notion that afternoon tea sandwiches are all slivers of soft bread with cucumber and salmon. You can...

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