How Decking Can Transform Your Garden

Decking is a great way to enhance your garden. It can make your outdoor space look better, and give you more capacity to enjoy it. You can use your decking area to house a seating area, or fill it with attractive plants to make it a focal point. If done right, decking can add value to your home, but if it’s done badly, the opposite could be true.

Think About Purpose

Decking can be used for several different purposes, so in the planning stages, its important to consider what you would like to use the decking for. Would you like to use it as a place to relax? Perhaps as a space for entertaining? Or do you wish to use it for storage, as an alternative to a garden shed? Knowing the function of the decking can help you plan – you can make sure there is enough space for a table and chairs, or leave room for a fire pit.

Plan

There are lots of different things to consider when you’re thinking about where to place your decking area. You don’t want it to overpower the space, so the size of the decking is a factor. However, small gardens can still use decking; you just need to plan efficiently. You’ll also need to think about the sun – for instance, if you want to use your decking area to relax and you build it in an area that is blocked by the sun; you won’t get the desired effect. These are all things to consider before you get to work with building the decking area.

decking area

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#LuckyLinky Week 17

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky week 17.

Thank you so much to those 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 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 17

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

 

#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!

 


Red Candy Product Reviews – Chopping Boards and Trivet

When I was asked if I wanted to review a couple of products from Red Candy, I couldn’t turn them down. If you haven’t heard of them before you must check them out! They have many different items for every room in your house. It took me a couple of days just to choose two things. It’s one of those places that has everything you want. Funky, stylish and very cool, and not forgetting quirky and retro of course, Red Candy is the place to go!

Anyway as you know we have just moved into a new house last week, so I was looking for a couple of new things to go into my new kitchen. I love unique chopping boards, so when I discovered this Forminimal two board set from Black + Blum, I had to have it in my kitchen. If you go back and look at one of my previous posts of #interiorinspitations you will see my new kitchen, and know this will fit perfectly.

Forminimal Chopping boards

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Moving to a New House is the Most Stressful Thing in your Life

Moving house is the most stressful thing in your life.

True fact.

I thought I knew what stress was, but I really didn’t until now.

Back in February we put our house on the market, we were going to buy a new build. A gorgeous 3 bed detached house and garage in a little plot all by itself with a large garden. Ever since I was little I always wanted a double fronted house, you know those ones that you draw in pictures when you were little.

Well this was my chance to get my own dream house.

new house

So anyway we had 3 estate agents come around and value our 4 bed 3 storey town house and when we were happy with the price it went on the market. We had on average a couple of views a week for 6 weeks but no one seemed to be biting.

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Alternative Ways to Share Your Memories with Family and Friends

Okay so, I know that Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are all really useful ways for keeping in touch with family and friends when you spend time apart. But, sometimes it sucks that the main way to keep in contact with loved ones that we’re far away from is by posting on a Facebook wall, favouriting a tweet or liking an Instagram post. We have a lot to thank social media for and it is a great tool for communication but, sometimes it’s a little too generic and takes away the personal touch that other methods have.

With this in mind, I’ve put together a few alternative ways that you can share your memories with family and friends, to ensure you don’t became another face in an endless sea of Facebook friends:

share your memories

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Hunting Angels by Conrad Jones – Blog Tour

Today on the blog I have the wonderful Conrad Jones – author of Hunting Angels Series, guest posting for me with a little Q & A interview.

Before we get to that I want to share with you a little bit about the Hunting Angels Series.

 

Dark Angel by Conrad Jones

Book Description

When an author is asked to help the police with the investigation into a double murder by identifying occult symbols, which had been carved into the victims, he is plunged into nightmare and forced to go on the run. Hunted by law and a powerful cult, he has to stay one step ahead to survive.

About the Author

Conrad is the author of seventeen novels, eight author guides and two biographies. He has three series;
The Detective Alec Ramsay Series; seven books Gritty Crime Thrillers
The Soft Target Series; Gritty Thrillers six books (Reacher Style)
The Hunting Angels Diaries; three books Horror Thrillers

 

 

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