What can you do to increase the value of your home?

Next year we are buying a new house, so we need to increase the value of our current home ready for selling early next year. Our new house will be much more child friendly than the current one. Plus it will have a decent garden not a slope out the back which we have now.

One idea that we are going to do is to tidy up the garden and make it more people-friendly.

You can check out my Youtube video below if you want to see our current back garden/slope!

My Garden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywwf6d3L9gg

I have been browsing the web on ideas how to increase the value of a home

Increase the value of your home - bathroom renovations

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What do Business Owners think of Home Learning?

Over the past few years I have taken part in quite a few home learning courses. I always loved school and learning new things so when I left after taking my A-Levels, I was always on the look out to find something to do in my spare time.

I have completed various online courses with differernt online establishments in subjests such as Environemental Science, chemistry and business studies. I think they are a great way to improve yourself and gain qualifications at your own pace.

home learning

One of the best online home learning websites is with the ncc home learning. There are many different areas that ncc cover. The courses can be from the industry sector, career related or just interests. I love the fact that they do the courses at different levels as well catering for all.

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Gardening With Mobility Issues

Gardening with mobility issues is very hard for the elderly and people with disabilities.

But why should they let this hold them back? Why not try to work around the disabilities?

My dad is 87 years old and loves the outdoor life. He has practically lived outside all his life and still does so nowadays. Being elderly it’s hard for him to make the most of his back garden. Only the other day he mentioned  to me that he is going to stop planting on the veg patch because he cannot do it anymore. So I suggested to him why not just plant some potatoes into one of those potato grow bags you can get nowadays? It will save you stooping down so much. Or plant some lettuce in window boxes.

This has given him food for thought I can assure you!

gardening with mobility issues

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Midi Dresses from Simply Be

Why is it hard to find a perfect midi dress? You know a dress that’s not for the beach like a maxi one but a nice proper dress for going out to lunch. Or to a lovely Summer wedding.

I hunted around online looking at selections of  midi dresses from Simply Be. I thought this is my chance to find it – a perfect midi dress for those special occasions in a plus size. It’s been 6 months since I had baby girl and my mum tum is still present along with a few other wobbly bits!

So as I said I spent a few hours on the Simply Be website looking through the vast selection of midi dresses in plus size to see if anything popped out at me. My luck was in. A gorgeous blue midi dress with a flowery design came on the screen.

What made it pop and a little different is the two yellow stripes on the dress at the bottom. As you can see me modeling it below.

Outfit from Simply Be- blue Midi Dress, Blue cardigan, blue satchel and silver sparkly toe br sandals

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What Do You Think Of Underfloor Heating?

I have really fancied the thought of having underfloor heating in my home at some stage. It’s much less obtrusive and you none of those eye sore radiators on the walls. Dust catchers I call them! The best tool to de-dust a radiator is a clean paintbrush. It gets right into all the little cracks.

What Do You think of underfloor heating? Picture of a wooden floor in the background

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My Sunday Photo 17/07/2016

This week we spent some time away. A day in Scarborough and some time in Derbyshire.

While we were up in Derbyshire I had to go to Bakewell. We always go there as it’s just a gorgeous place.  


A few years back people started putting love locks on the bridge there. My husband and I put a lock on there as well but there are thousands on there now and we could never find it again. But I love to know it’s on there somewhere.

Happy Sunday 
Rachel xx