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The Start Of The New Normal

  The last week has been a learning curve for everyone in the family. Not only is Olivia now doing schoolwork from home, but Chris and I are just trying to find our own flow in the house with a three-year-old thrown into the mix! It has been an adjustment that for sure, but I… Continue reading The Start Of The New Normal

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Ten ways to beat the Boredom at home

There are hundreds of resources coming to light for children at home while the schools are closed but what do you do if you don’t have children at home and are struggling to occupy the time. Just a word of advice don’t advertise that fact to any parent as you could quickly find yourself off… Continue reading Ten ways to beat the Boredom at home

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Ideas to create a lovely Valentine’s Day for all the Family

Every year on 14th February people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family and friends. Couples send Valentine's Day cards,  flowers or chocolates and spend special time together to honour their love for each other. While Valentine's Day does hold a special place for lovers, it's meant for everyone.… Continue reading Ideas to create a lovely Valentine’s Day for all the Family

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Six Fun Christmas Traditions

With Christmas just round the corner I thought I would share some December traditions that go on in our home and new traditions we are creating with the girls. 1. 1st December is officially CHRISTMAS MUG DAY!! It is strictly forbidden to drink from a Christmas mug before December. Then when the 1st rolls around… Continue reading Six Fun Christmas Traditions

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Happiness Day

Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health and Happiness Day. I thought there was no better time to talk about my own mental health and what makes me happy. I would definiely say that becoming a mother has changed me and not just in the sense that I have two children to raise and look… Continue reading Happiness Day

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Five things I love about Autumn

Autumn could definitely be the top contender for my favourite season. 1. New Beginnings When September rolls around I feel like it’s a new beginning, nearly like the start of the year again. I think September is an easier time to set goals and get things moving in comparison to January. It can be quite… Continue reading Five things I love about Autumn

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Planning Ahead in the Financial Sense

Growing up and especially through my  twenties I was always very sensible with money. In fact some might say too sensible! I always had a part time job and saved really hard for things that I wanted probably the most significant examples of this is when I saved to go travelling across America after graduating… Continue reading Planning Ahead in the Financial Sense

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Villa on the French Riviera

Two weeks ago we travelled to the South of France to celebrate my mother in laws special birthday. The number will remain anonymous of course...but ask anyone in Villefranche Sur Mer and they will tell you as Olivia did happen to mention to everyone and their dog (literally) what age Granny was on that faithful… Continue reading Villa on the French Riviera