GIVEAWAY! Win a Beautiful Parisian Hatbox Bouquet from Bloom Magic!
Sep19

GIVEAWAY! Win a Beautiful Parisian Hatbox Bouquet from Bloom Magic!

Bloom Magic are a fabulous Irish flower company who’re now over here – and they’re making a big splash. I’m a HUGE fan of their delicately coloured or vibrantly energetic arrangements – the careful floristry design shows in their intricate and lavish hand-tied bouquets. And I particularly love that they source their flowers locally when possible, and have designed packaging that produces as little waste...

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Top Tips on Choosing Wood Flooring
Sep19

Top Tips on Choosing Wood Flooring

Wondering what’s the difference between solid & engineered? What works best in the kitchen? Do you want fixed or random length?Fret not – we’ve got you covered! Choosing a new floor – it’s surprisingly tricky, isn’t it? Do you want carpet? Tiles? Laminate? Wood? Then once you’ve got the basics chosen, the tricky bit really begins!You’ve decided that a lush real wood flooring is the...

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The Naked Guide to Wine Hacks – Perfect Dinner Party Success
Sep19

The Naked Guide to Wine Hacks – Perfect Dinner Party Success

I’m not sure we can say ‘staying in is the new going out’ any more – we’ve been ‘staying in’ for so long it hardly counts as ‘new’, does it? Most of us love to entertain our friends, and it’s fun to go to town and do it properly. The popularity of shows such as ‘Come Dine With Me’ and ‘Dinner Date’ shows there’s never been as much emphasis on...

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5 Essential Tips for Reluctant Readers (or ‘how do I get my child to love reading and books?!’)
Aug31

5 Essential Tips for Reluctant Readers (or ‘how do I get my child to love reading and books?!’)

While some children devour every novel they can get their hands on, you’ve somehow found yourself with a child who pushes books away as though reading were a chore – or worse, a bore. Unless it’s on the screen in their Minecraft game or in an action-packed comic book, they don’t want to know. Sound familiar? Don’t fret – help is at hand; we’ve talked with HarperCollins, and they’ve given us some...

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Is your pet guilty? #WayBeyondRepair
Aug29

Is your pet guilty? #WayBeyondRepair

Have just spotted this competition over on Wayfair – nothing to do with me, but I love it and couldn’t help but share. All entrants need to do is submit a photo here of their pet with the furniture that they’ve destroyed #WayBeyondRepair for a chance to win a £500 gift card! Just look at the rogues gallery that’s already appearing! Sadly, I can’t enter – we lost our beloved Blue last winter, and...

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Win 2 x £50 Photobox Vouchers, plus 5 Little Moments Photo Books | #Summerstuff
Jul20

Win 2 x £50 Photobox Vouchers, plus 5 Little Moments Photo Books | #Summerstuff

Day 5 of #SummerStuff fortnight, and today’s prize is actually a whole heap of prizes; two of you lucky people bag yourself a £50 Photobox voucher, and a further FIVE runners up will win a Little Moments Photo Book. We are HUGE fans of Photobox. Of course, like everyone, we’re big on photo-taking as a family. But being married to a professional photographer, we’re a bit more unusual perhaps in the fact that we often print...

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