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The Cost Of Motoring

April 22, 2017

I‘m a passionate car driver: I love my little motor and life would be much harder if it wasn’t for my four wheels. Living in the countryside, we really need a car to get from A to B… from home to the gym, from the gym to school, to the train station and back. In our world it’s a definite necessity. Because my motor is such an essential part of our life, I never stop to think how much it costs.…

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Where to Go For Your Athleisure Fix

April 20, 2017

Athleisure is a trend that’s coming to dominate the fashion world – particularly for Millennials, as it plays off the key role that exercise plays in their lives: gym memberships are at an all time high, and exercise apps and equipment like Fitbit and ‘Zombies, Run!’ are big business. A movement in fashion that allows people to thread their identity as a fitness enthusiast through their whole life is not likely to be going anywhere in a hurry, so let’s…

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Making Your Home A Cosy Place To Be

April 19, 2017
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When you’ve spent a long day in the office or at work, the last thing you want to come home to is a stark and cold house. You want warmth, cosiness, a happy place to hunker down in and watch Netflix or surf Instagram. Especially if, like me, you live on your own. In my years of warm solo living I’ve come up with a few tools to help cosy up my house. Here are my favourites… Buy a fluffy rug…

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How To Bring Year-Round Sunshine To Your Home

April 12, 2017

The best thing about the arrival of summer is the sudden emergence of lighter days. All of a sudden it’s light when we wake up and light when we go to sleep… plus, those awful grey days of Autumn and Winter become a distant memory as we enjoy the blue skies and sunshine of the hot seasons. But there are ways we can help our home feel like this year-round – ones that don’t involve us moving to a country…

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How to Prepare For Roadtrips With Kids

April 12, 2017
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As a new parent, it’s inevitable that you’ll embark on the odd roadtrip (or sixteen!) with your brood. Quite simply, the easiest method of transport to use when you have children and all their associated gubbins is car, preferably one with a massive boot for all the things you need to cart around when you have kids. Whether you’re contemplating a drive across country for some British seaside sun, or are journeying further afield for an across-sea adventure, these tips are…

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Gizzi Erskine’s Best Spring Recipes

April 10, 2017
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Gizzi Erskine is a trained chef turned food writer and TV personality who has a lot of character – from her signature vintage style to her self-professed dislike of baking, she’s definitely got plenty of spirit. With spring just around the corner we thought we’d check out some of this fiesty foodie’s best spring recipes. With fresh, light dishes and unique flavour combinations, a taste of Gizzi’s cooking is sure to leave you hungry for more! If you’re thinking of…

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So Your Best Friend is Having a Baby!

April 10, 2017

When your best friend announces that she’s having a baby, most of us hear the angels in heaven singing “hallelujah” in full voice! It’s just as exciting as to when your brother or sister tells you that they’re expecting because you can be confident that you’re going to be a big part of this baby’s life. You know that you will be living the pregnancy with her, calming her anxieties, rubbing her feet when she’s tired, and enjoying the baby-and-mummy…

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How Tidy Are You? Ask The Zodiac

March 31, 2017

I can’t get enough of the Zodiac. As a Leo, I believe a lot of my personality is down to it: I’m fiery, emotional and sometimes, a little bit raucous. I also reckon my lion has influenced my big mane of curly hair – well, that’s my excuse for all my GHD usage and I’m sticking to it. Thinking of the Zodiac in relation to our homes and offices, the clever people at Furniture At Work™  have come up with a…

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Creating Fun and Effective Toy Storage

March 27, 2017
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Many homes use cupboards and drawers to store their endless amounts of toys, but getting your kids to put their things away once they are done, can be a little tricky. Creating unique and fun storage can not only help you create storage that fits perfectly in your home, but it can also encourage your kids to put their toys back in their place. Why should we be creative with toy storage? Creative toy storage can help us to completely…

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Are You a Cyberchondriac?

March 17, 2017
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When you’re a person who doesn’t have much time on their hands, the most mundane and essential tasks can feel like the most awkward and time-consuming. One of these for me is any kind of medical appointment. With Elfie requiring regular check-ups at hospital, any visit to the GP for me feels like something I just don’t have time for: I will do literally anything to escape the inevitable germ-filled waiting room where you’re usually penned in for at least…

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Exteriors: staging the outside of your house for a sale

March 15, 2017

We all know how to stage the inside of our homes to make them more appealing to buyers, but what about the outside? Most buyers start their property search online these days, but kerb appeal still matters. According to a recent survey from Barclays Mortgages, 44% of buyers would offer 20% less than the house value if the exterior was untidy. With just ten seconds to impress viewers when they arrive outside, it’s important to stage the outside of your…

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