With the summer holidays fastly approaching I’m on the lookout for how we can cut back on our spending. Keeping two little boys entertained for six weeks can be an expensive affair and it’s always good to plan ahead and start thinking now about how some money can be saved to help fund the summer break. Check your direct debits – this is something we do regularly, we look at our monthly outgoings and try to find cheaper deals where possible. We did this for the first time in a long time when I was on maternity leave with our… View Post

When we were planning our extension the main focus was on what was happening downstairs.  We discussed the family/kitchen/dining room at great lengths, where the couch would go, where the dining table would be, what size the bi-fold doors should be.  We drew plans up for the garden and then changed them about many, many times as we tried to think how we would practically use the space. What we didn’t really discuss were the changes that would happen to our bedroom.  As we were extending out the back it made sense to make the bedroom a little bit bigger… View Post

As a mother to two very pale skinned, blond hair, blue eyed boys I worry once the sun comes out.  I love being in the sun and the boys love playing outside but they burn easily and making sure they are safe in the sun is my top priority. Here are my top tips for keeping kids safe in the sun. In the words of Baz Luhman Wear Sunscreen – my boys are always covered in it.  They are so used to being slathered in sun cream that there isn’t even the hint of a moan when it’s time to… View Post

If you are on the market for a new home, you will of course want to make sure that you are choosing the best one for your purposes. But if you have never bought a home before, it is unlikely that you will already know fully well what you need to be doing in order to make the most of it and ensure that you end up with the best possible home for you. There are a few things in particular that you might want to look into if you are to make choosing your own home considerably easier, and… View Post