Getting Your Car Ready For Christmas

Christmas is nearly upon us. The whole month of December is a busy month and things like making sure your car is ready for Christmas can be put by the wayside. But most of us will be using the car at some point over the Christmas period. Whether that means driving to family for Christmas dinner or heading to the…

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How to make the most out of your home’s outside areas this winter

When winter rolls around, it is so easy to retreat into your home, wrap yourself up in jumpers and blankets and completely forget about the outside. After all, it will be cold and dark. Photo by photos_by_ginny from Pexels That does not mean, however, that you should consider the outside areas of your home to be out of bounds and…

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Preventing Wind Damage to Your Roof

The weather has been getting noticeably more intense over the past few years in the UK, while there are plenty of theories on why the weather has been fluctuating to greater extremes, from global warming to climate change. Whatever the cause, it creates havoc for us every year as we are left to pick up after. Because of this, we’ve…

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Six Tips for a Cosy Winter

Winter is on its way! It’s time to make your home cosy for the coldest time of the year. The mornings are dark, there’s a crisp wind in the air and the markets are here. Yes, its official, winter is on its way. Say bye to the heatwave of summer 2018 and hello to our famous British winter time. Our…

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Autumn Winter Home and Living Trends 2018

With Autumn arriving I like to do a sort of Spring clean and refresh the home ready for the Winter months. By doing this it makes the home more cosy and snuggly ready for the colder months. It’s also a fantastic time now that Summer has been and gone to research and update the decor and soft furnishings. I love…

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Preparing Your Oil Tank for the Winter

It’s unmistakeable – the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us. It’s always a pleasant time of year, with cooler daytimes and red leaves, but we all know that winter is not far behind and if you live in one of the 1.6 million UK households that use home heating oil, you’ll also know that it’s time to…

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5 Reasons Why Having a Carport is an Advantage

I’m at work for 6am some mornings and the last thing I want to do at this time of year is spend precious time scraping the ice and snow from the windscreen. The solution? A carport of course! Getting up at 4:30am is a bit of a drag at this time of year. It’s cold, dark and plain miserable. It’s…

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Book Review: Robin’s Winter Song

As you know by now we love reading books in our house. Our latest read is Robin’s Winter Song by Suzanne Barton. A wonderful picture storybook for all young children. It’s quite fitting at the moment due to the snow conditions around the country at the moment. Although down here in Cornwall it’s wet and mild today but snow is…

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How to Keep Your Energy Bills Low in Winter

Officially Winter only started a few days ago! The 21st December as stated by the Met Office if we went by the Astronomical season, and it ends on the 19th March 2017. So now is the time to think about how to keep your energy bills low in the Winter season. I will share with you my tips on how…

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Bedding Tips: To Be Fall Ready & Sleep Better

We are now leaving the Summer behind us and heading into Autumn. With the evenings beginning to cool it’s time to think about changing the bedding for having a better nights sleep. I love this time of year. With fall beginning, leaves falling from the trees, colder nights. It’s time to dig out the Autumn and Winter duvet and prepare…

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7 Hints and Tips on Preparing your Winter Garden for Spring

Well it’s Thursday again so time for another 7 Hints and Tips post. This week I want to help out with tips on preparing your gardens for Spring. Being nearly 40 weeks pregnant at this time of year I am really behind with my Winter garden prep, so it’s going to have to wait this year. The upside is that…

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#MySundayPhoto 17/01/2016

One cold frosty morning this week with a view from my bedroom window. It was so cold I didn’t really feel like getting up!                                           There is something beautiful about cold, crisp January mornings. It is actually on of my favourite…

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#MySundayPhoto 22/11/2015

Black Forest Hot Chocolate – perfect for this cold chilly weather we are having at the moment. Rachel xx

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