Our Midweek #ThankGoodness Challenge with Dolmio

As a busy working mum I’m always looking for balanced, healthy tasty midweek meals to add to our meal plan each week. One of those meals is one of my favourite dishes – Spaghetti Bolognese. Dolmio gave us the challenge to cook up a crowd pleasing Bolognese as part of their #ThankGoodness campaign. Dolmio Bolognese sauce contains no artificial colours,…

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The Staggering Price Of Moving Home And What You Can Do About It

Our house is on the market right at this moment, and we have been saving for a few months now because moving to a new home can be frighteningly expensive. The good news is that there are all sorts of things that you can do to save money and reduce your outgoings. Check out these ideas. Pixabay

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The Perfect Gift: Name Your Very Own Star Review

I always get stuck for gift ideas don’t you? For years I have been on the hunt for the ‘perfect gift’ for loved ones in my family who trust me are awkward to buy for. Now I have heard of gifts like buying a square foot of land in Scotland so the gift recipient becomes a Lord – yes I…

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For Kids Who Are Driving You Round The Bend

As they grow older, our children are constantly gaining more independence and a need to distance themselves from their parents. It’s their own way of making their mark on the world; a sort of can-do attitude with us as a safety net. It’s not something that we even think about, but it can hurt when their need to go out…

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The Best Birthday Flowers To give as a Treat to an Allergy Sufferer

There is evidence that the giving of flowers for birthdays, reaches as far back as the middle ages. Isn’t that crazy? The French and English got the idea of assigning a meaning to each flower from Turkey as well. I love that each flower has its own true meaning, it’s like a secret language! They say that gifting flowers reached…

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Basic Car Maintenance Tips You should know

Growing up I was always a bit of a tomboy. If you ask my dad, I used to know every car make on the road when I was about 5. I used to love shouting them as we were driving along. Of course back then there were not as many as there are today. I was obsessed with cars! As…

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#LuckyLinky Week 3

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky week 3. Thank you so much to all of you that linked up last week! As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So we want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make…

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Live Frugally, Live Happily

If there’s anything simple and humble that we all want from life, it’s financial freedom. You’ve most likely had horrible days where debts are creeping up on you, your utility bills need to be paid and you’ve just had to repair your car because you couldn’t get to work. Those types of situations can break us, but it’s what we…

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Cake, Cake and more Cake!

For those of us with a sweet tooth the best part of a meal is often when dessert is served, be it a moreish profiterole stack, sumptuous Eton mess or dark, decadent black forest gateaux. It’s also no secret that most restaurants try to entice our taste buds with a tempting tasting boards, composed of three mini puddings or offer…

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How to Revive a Stale Blog With the Help of Original Content

Blogging can be tough. Unless you have a topic that is giving you an infinite amount of content to write about, you’re probably going to run out of ideas sooner or later and you might start running into a creative wall. I know this has happened to me! It can spell the death of an otherwise informative and interesting blog,…

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Top Trends and Must Haves for your Wardrobe this Spring 2017

Now that the weather is starting to warm up, and the clocks go forward on Sunday morning, Spring is well and truly on its way. It’s time to have a refresh of your wardrobe and find out the trends and must haves for this Spring. Put away your thick Winter coats and head out to see whats on offer this…

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The John Dyer Gallery Vintage Style Art Review & Giveaway

I have a great appreciation of art, especially local art down here in Cornwall. I remember years ago doing GCSE art at school and taking trips to places like St Michael’s Mount down at Marazion, and St Ives where we gathered inspiration for our projects. When an opportunity arose to review a gorgeous vintage style art poster from The John…

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Book Review: Reaper’s Rival by Simone Elise

Reaper’s Rival is a little different to my ‘normal read’ but I thought why not give it a go? Before you head on down to see what I thought, let’s hear a little bit about Reaper’s Rival by Simone Elise. Book Description The steamy and dramatic sequel to the Best Selling Reaper’s Claim by Simone Elise. After the events of…

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