Save big with these car maintenance Do’s & Don’ts

Our family car is about to take a visit to the local garage for it’s annual MOT and check up to make sure that it’s safe to drive and that it meets all the legal safety requirements to be declared good to go for another year. It’s always a slightly nail biting time, you don’t […]

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17 years…

17 years ago today, the husband and I got married. He signed on for the crazy train and he’s stuck with it. I don’t think I could do life without him, I wouldn’t want to.  We are both a lot tireder and look older than that day 17 years ago, and I certainly don’t fit […]

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Daily Snippets 01/04/18 I ate meat today and didn’t enjoy it…

We’ve been away for the weekend. We’ve been out and about, in the Cotswolds, spending time as a family. We’ve done touristy things and have been eating out and buying lunches and snacks. We went to a less well known (to us) supermarket today and I grabbed what I thought was a vegetarian pastry from […]

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Pamper yourself with Olverum

I’m a busy working mum, juggling a lot. I seem to spend an awful lot of time running around after everyone else and looking after me comes last. I’m pretty sure a lot, if not most mums, can relate and the theory that mum’s need to make sure they are looking after themselves so they […]

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Mother’s Day Ideas to suit all tastes…

Mother’s Day is coming up fast, and it’s a day when we like to treat our mums, or those who do the job of mum for us, to something special to remind them that we love them and that they deserve a treat. To be honest, we don’t make a huge fuss on Mother’s Day, […]

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Daily snippets 27/02/18 Snow terrifies me…

We’ve had snow here today. Much foretold and much anticipated. Much fuss made by the media and weather forecasters. Some parts of the country have had a fair dumping of the stuff. We’ve even had a rare and reasonable amount considering we are in London. The kids are thrilled. They’ve made snowmen and peppered each […]

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Don’t be afraid to ask HMRC for help…

I know the words “the taxman” and “HMRC” (Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, to give it it’s proper name) can make some people feel a bit twitchy and anxious. It’s often hard not to think about paying taxes, keeping accounts and making sure you are keeping up with everything you need to, when you are […]

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Dear cystic acne, you suck…

Dear Cystic acne, You’re back. Mysteriously after months and months of absence you are showing your face. I thought I finally may have outgrown you, and that our twenty year plus relationship was finally over. But nope, just when I least expected you, you are back. I suppose I should be greatful that you have […]

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