What Age Do we Let Our Children Walk to School Or Anywhere On Their Own?

We live in a world that is very unpredictable. The freedom that I had as a child from a very early age, really doesn’t exist anymore. I grew up in the city. Granted it’s not the biggest city in the world, but it has a population of around 300k so it’s a reasonable size. When I was growing up walking to the shop from my home, which I will admit was only about 400 yards away, was something I was doing at around seven or eight years old. There was no issue in doing this because the shopkeeper knew me… [Read More]

4 shabby chic decorating ideas that will transform your home

Shabby chic decor is a popular interior design trend, and if you’re eager to introduce this theme to your home, you’re in luck. Keep reading for four easy tips on how you can successfully transform your space in this way. 1. Make a style statement with antique-looking furniture If you’re keen to transform your home into a vintage haven, make sure you go for antique-looking furniture. When you’re shopping for pieces to add to your spaces, keep an eye out for furnishings with features such as carved detailing and curved, distressed edges. If you’re not sure where to start, it… [Read More]

Guide To Upgrading Your Home In An Affordable Way

We do love making our house a home don’t we. But the decision on what to do to upgrade your home and how much is it going to cost are common for us to wonder about? This guide will look at several options of how to upgrade your home in a way that’s affordable and good for your property, so let’s look at the options before us. Build An Extension To be fair this doesn’t sound like a method of doing up your home in an affordable way, however it’s important to take a long term view as the added… [Read More]

Road trip plans: 5 ways to get prepared

Whether you’re thinking about a family holiday to the seaside, a romantic getaway with your partner, or a weekend in the city among friends, making plans for a road trip can be extremely exciting. But for some people, there’s also the potential for stress and suffering.  This doesn’t have to be the case though, as long as you organise yourself and are fully prepared for anything. That way, you can simply sit back and enjoy the journey, which is often just as good as the destination itself. Give your car a once-over Every road trip is completely dependent on the… [Read More]

Giving The Girls Bedroom A Facelift With New Duvet Covers

We live in a two bedroom bungalow, we have one bedroom and our seven year twin girls share a bedroom. A perfect arrangement you would think. Well not quite! Our twin girls are total opposites when it comes to their tastes and interests. In fact I call them my Superhero and Princess because of their personalities and character being so different. So when it comes to their bedroom, it’s always very difficult to keep both the girls happy. Their bedroom usually ends being divided into two completely different themes. So here are a few ideas to give a kids bedroom… [Read More]

Going to the Park, Playing Board Games and hunting Easter Eggs: Entertaining Your Children

With half-term just gone and the Easter holidays on the way, it’s that time to think of ways to entertain and keep my seven-year old twin girls occupied and happy. Hopefully I won’t look too bored, even though inside I will be screaming not another game of snakes and ladders please! As parents we definitely go the extra mile when it comes to entertaining our kids. With that being said, I think that if we are going to make sure they are having a good time and enjoying themselves, I think it’s important that the activities we do with our… [Read More]

Benefits of Getting More Hands-on in Your Life

These days, the world is generally more forgiving towards people who are prone to ruminating obsessively, frittering away their time on idle distractions, and having their heads stuck in the clouds. Image via Pixabay Whereas once people in this category would have often had to go out and engage with the world to beat the inevitable boredom that would eventually set in, or else create something like art, today it’s possible to withdraw completely into the world of digital distractions, including things like Netflix, YouTube, assorted videogames, and even just Googling random facts and articles. There are plenty of benefits… [Read More]

Body Positivity Photos Surely It Applies to all Shapes And Sizes

There is a movement on social media all about body positivity. I think this is wonderful and I am all for feeling good about yourself, and feeling good about your body whatever your shape or size. After all it’s your right as a human being to be exactly who you want to be. I will never argue with anybody that says they are happy exactly the way they are and I will take it at face value that they genuinely mean they are happy with themselves. Why would I doubt it? I’ve no reason too. I believe there are two… [Read More]