Possessions galore: How much stuff is too much?
Nov22

Possessions galore: How much stuff is too much?

Whether you’re an avid traveller knee-deep in souvenirs, a collector of things you find interesting or a hoarder who can’t stand to let anything go, your home may be looking rather cramped. There’s a difference between having possessions that are meaningful and simply hanging onto bits and bobs for the sake of it. But how much is too much – and what’s the solution? Let’s delve deeper. By trekandshoot Shutterstock Problem: You’re...

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Gorgeous Rabbit Lamp from Fox & Ivy
Nov20

Gorgeous Rabbit Lamp from Fox & Ivy

We love, love, love this absolutely fabulous little Rabbit Lamp from Tesco in their Autumn/Winter Fox & Ivy range. You might remember him from our Ingredients for Movie Night. Everyone fell in love, so we gave him his own post!) Yes, it’s silly. Yes, it’s unreasonably cute. And yes… he’s just rather adorable, sitting there all neat and quietly elegant. In beautiful pure white ceramic but with an unexpected splash of...

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When People Come To Stay – Rules For Good Hosts
Nov17

When People Come To Stay – Rules For Good Hosts

I was recently commission by Mobility Plus (stay with me here) to think about making homes guest-ready and welcoming. All thoughts & opinons my own, obvs. Planning for houseguests over the holidays? Don’t fret. Whilst yes, it’s an invasion on the normal household rhythm, and yes it does require a little more than simply pumping up the spare bed and pointing them to the spare duvet, it can also be fabulously fun. No one...

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Be efficient with your energy this winter
Nov14

Be efficient with your energy this winter

With so much of our monthly income going straight on energy bills (an average of almost £1,254 annually according to Ofcom), there’s never a bad time to become more efficient with our energy usage (and you can often kill two birds with one stone by also reducing your carbon footprint at the same time). In this piece, national energy supplier, Flogas – who also help off grid gas users – offer some practical advice on how to...

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The Best Cheese Board – yes, of course you (don’t) need one.
Nov12

The Best Cheese Board – yes, of course you (don’t) need one.

I’m a sucker for a perfect cheese board. Of course we don’t get it out every week. But everyone loves sitting around at the end of a meal, nibbling on the cheese and accompaniments as you ‘fill up the corners’, finish up the wine and relax in the glow of a few hours spent in lovely company.And of course at Christmas, nothing beats it – and not just for when you’re entertaining. In the odd quietness...

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3hrs of Original Tom & Jerry Cartoons – under £4 (or FREE!). *happy*
Nov05

3hrs of Original Tom & Jerry Cartoons – under £4 (or FREE!). *happy*

This post was originally written eight years ago, when my then small boys’ favourite TV watching pleasure was Original Tom & Jerry Cartoons. Today I revisited it – and it’s just as relevant, with a little extra happy news on top! It all started when I tweeted this – (oh my days, those baby boys are all gurt big elderly man-sized teens now) The response was fast and universal. There was simply an outpouring...

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