Building A Child-Friendly Garden

The garden is one place in the home that is a must when you have children. Children need a place to run, to play and to learn about nature and a garden is the perfect place for all that to happen. If you are lucky enough to have a house that is attached to a large expanse of space out the back, then you’re going to be clamouring for ideas on how to make your garden the perfect place for the kids to play.

Adults love a garden to be able to plant beautiful flowers and entertain guests with a delicious barbecue. Children love it as a place to explore, let off some steam and generally just go a little wild outside the house. The key thing that your garden will always need is to be safe. There’s nothing safe about ponds that are open without fencing, low-hanging trees with unruly branches or gravel that just waits around for little knees to land on it. Everything that you choose for your garden is going to impact the safety of your children, so to get it right the first time, check out the tips below for the safest garden possible for your family:

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Blog Tour – Deep Fear by Rachel Lynch

Today I’m on the blog tour for Deep Fear by Rachel Lynch. A perfect crime thriller to get stuck into this Summer. On this tour I’m happy to share with you an extract from the book, to give you a little taster.

Deep Fear Cover

Book Description

DI Kelly Porter is back. But will this new case push her beyond her limits?

On a peaceful summer’s morning in the Lake District, a woman’s body is discovered outside a church. She’s been murdered and a brutal, symbolic act performed on her corpse. DI Kelly Porter is in charge of the team investigating the crime, and is determined to bring the killer to justice. But as more deaths occur it is clear this is the work of a disturbed, dangerous and determined individual. Can Kelly put the puzzle pieces together before the danger comes closer to home?

Don’t miss this gripping crime thriller featuring an unforgettable detective. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Patricia Gibney and Robert Bryndza.

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Costs That Come With Married Life

Who watched the Royal Wedding? Unlike Prince Harry and Meghan Markle your wedding could take years and years of planning! But what’s next when the vows are said and the day is over? Together with Angelic Diamonds, retailers of engagement rings, we take a look at the costs that you’ll face after the wedding day, from starting a family to moving to a bigger home.

the costs associated with married life

Starting a family

For many couples, having children is the next big step after marriage. In the US, the average time a couple waits between getting married and having a baby is three years. We started just before the wedding, but at that time it wasn’t meant to be. 

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Baby Diaries #1 – Breastfeeding Second Time Around

Here is my first baby diary entry on baby dottie. It’s my thoughts and feelings on baby stuff written by me at 2am during the night feeds.

Baby Diaries #1 = breastfeeding

I thoroughly enjoyed breastfeeding my first baby girl. It was a tricky start we had because my milk was delayed in coming in, due to the emergency c-section and the unpleasant birth experience I had.

Nevertheless once breastfeeding was established it became second nature to me. In fact I only stopped breastfeeding when baby girl turned 18 months old and I found out I was pregnant.

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Europe’s Top Road Trips – Driving To The Belgian Grand Prix At Spa-Francorchamps

We are both huge Formula 1 fans. Our aim one day once the girls are older is to go to the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. You can drive down to Spa-Francorchamps, in fact it’s actually the most convenient way of getting to the race track to due the location. Once you cross over the channel tunnel it’s only about three and a half hours drive. Plus you can enjoy the beautiful Ardennes region. The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps lies along the E42 highway about 110 km southeast of Brussels, between the towns of Spa and Stavelot.

The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps lies along the E42 highway about 110km southeast of Brussels, between the towns of Spa and Stavelot

Driving through the Ardennes region is a must, the picturesque views, rugged landscape, rivers and waterfalls. For us it looks like one of the best road trip locations in Europe.

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#LuckyLinky Week 59

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 59.

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.

#LuckyLinky Week 59

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

Rachel Bustin


Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

#LuckyLinky Rules:

1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!