Stylish ways to renovate your home

Being a home owner, I am always looking for inspiration on how I would like my home to look, to add something that gives it that look of being very special, and a very unique look every time you walk though the door. One of the great things about being a painter and decorator is that I get the opportunity to visit my customers in their homes. This means, as well as offering advice and tips on home decor, I can also take inspiration from my customers homes. One customer may have a specific wall paper that I like, whilst… [Read More]

So The Adventure Begins (My Son And Uni)

Today I will be taking my son to start university. It’s a bittersweet moment, but I have nothing but excitement for him. This is the second time I have seen one of my children go off to university. The truth is I have decided it doesn’t get any easier. It also doesn’t matter if they are sons or daughters. They are simply your children, and the same worries, anxieties and nervousness are exactly the same. I worry that he will settle, he stays safe and most importantly enjoys this new chapter in his life. My son is 18 years old…. [Read More]

Me And My Ladders

Regular readers will know that I am a painter and decorator.. I’ve been doing this for twenty years and during that time I’ve found that there are a number of very important tools I need to help me do my jobs to a standard that I’m happy with. One such item is a pair of ladders, and I’m quite convinced my wife thinks I have a fetish for ladders judging by how many I have! Ok, I admit it, I probably have haha! Just recently I was employed to paint a property in a residential area. It’s a semi-detached house,… [Read More]

Protecting Your Floors From Your Favourite Furry Friends

If you own a pet, you already know the score. With all that cuteness and love that they give you, takes a great deal of responsibility. We’ve created a handy little guide to tell you, the best flooring for your pet, as well as any advice you may need to deal with accidents and their hair. So, first and foremost. What is the best flooring for pets? We would always suggest that Luxury Vinyl Tiles are by the best flooring for your pets. For a start, vinyl has a decent amount of friction, which will allow your pets to run… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo ( Rock Painting)

The summer holidays are over and as usual it’s had it’s different fads. We had the fidget spinner, but if I’m honest the girls bored of this very quickly. About half way through the holidays a craze started in our neighbourhood, as I’m sure it did in many other neighbourhoods up and down the country. People started to paint rocks and then hide them around the neighbourhood. The idea was really simple. If you find one, you re-hide it somewhere else, but also take a photo and post it to a Facebook group. There were some very elaborate designs that… [Read More]

Second Time Around: Making the Wedding Special

Image sourced from Pixabay Second weddings are certainly not uncommon. Some people remarry after divorce, and some after they have been widowed. Other people have a second ceremony to reaffirm their vows. A second wedding might not be second for both people getting married. Sometimes you might both have been married before, but for one of you, it could be your first marriage. Whether it’s the second time around for both of you or not, making sure your wedding is still special is important. Perhaps you don’t want to go all out like you did last time or you want… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo: Summer Is Ending

On Friday we had our final day trip to the seaside this summer. We went to our local beach, where it was a beautiful sunny day. There is no better way to spend a day, than building sandcastles with your children at the seaside. My five year old twins love the beach and it’s a shame that it will most likely be months before we are playing on the sand at the beach again. Autumn/ winter is coming and it will be upon us, before we know it. Roll on next summer for those these fab times, to return, where… [Read More]

Tackling Overflowing Storage Spaces in Your Home

When we move into our first homes, many of us tend to have few belongings. We stick to the basics and the essentials, keeping our properties clean and clear. That’s until we have children. As soon as you become a parent, you will quickly realise that there is an increasing number of belongings scattered about the house: cribs, car seats, baby grows, bottles, soft toys… the list goes on. As your children grow, these items multiply: toys, games, and puzzles start to take up every nook and cranny of the house. You also find that you have more appliances and… [Read More]

How To Overcome The Anxiety Of Going To The Dentist

We all get nervous going to the dentist – it is totally normal. But, if your anxiety affects your oral health and prevents you from heading to the dentist, you may be experiencing dental anxiety. WHAT CAUSES DENTAL ANXIETY? 1. Loss of Control Some people feel like they lose control when they sit in the dental chair, making a visit overwhelming. They associate a dentist hovering over them as a feeling of being trapped. 2. Pain Many people dread going to the dentist because of the fear of pain. 3. Past Experiences There are those who develop dental fears if… [Read More]

How To Keep Your Water Bills To A Minimum

The cost of fresh water is something which is steadily climbing over time, so it is something that we should not take for granted for the benefit of not only our pockets but also our planet. You can get some excellent water saving advice on various blogs and websites to help teach you how to conserve water in your place of work, as well as in your home. So if you are looking to try and reduce your water bills, here are some useful tips to help get you on your way to saving money, as well as saving the… [Read More]