5 things every blogger needs

This is a collaborative post. Over the past few months, blogging has become my main source of income. As I’ve been taking it more seriously, I’ve gradually come to realise that there are certain essentials that make my life easier. Some of them are quite specific to blogging, others are the type of things you’d use in any office job. But until recently I hadn’t got around to investing in them for my home office.   1. A computer This one isn’t as obvious as it sounds. I do know of people who blog quite successfully on a tablet or even…

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Interviews With Pets Chapter 7 – Debbie’s Menagerie

I’ve been reading Debbie’s blog for quite some time now and it’s one of my firm favourites. There are three things I love about Deb’s Random Writings; it’s easy to read, her photos are gorgeous and best of all, she’s a huge animal lover and serial pet rescuer. So of course, it was a natural move to ask Debbie’s pets to take part in my pet interview series. Luckily, they were ALL happy to oblige! So I shall stand aside and introduce the pets! 1. What’s your name, what sort of animal are you and what makes you a brilliant…

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The Staycation Challenge

This is a collaborative post. Finance company The Scottish Friendly recently compiled a Disposable Income Index. The information was taken from an independent survey revealing how much money people have left after paying essential bills. As well as finding out whether people had money to spend or save, the survey looked at people’s holiday habits. They found that 19% of people were opting for more staycations, whilst 16% were looking for cheaper holidays. The Staycation Challenge Scottish Friendly wanted to show me how easy it is to save money each month, by discovering affordable days out in my local town. So…

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West Midlands days out February half term 2017

Please note, this post relates to February half term 2017. If you’ve ended up on this post looking for ideas for half term 2019, fear not! Head to my new post, things to do in the West Midlands February half term 2019. Now that the Christmas holidays are over, I’m ready to look forward to February half term. We’re planning lots of fun days out so I’ve been researching what’s on. Here are ten brilliant West Midlands days out that I’ve found for the February half term 2017. Let me know if there’s anything I’ve missed! 1. The Snail and the Whale…

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Thursday Photo #139

I can’t believe it’s only a few days since New Year’s eve. It seems like the festive period ended a lifetime ago. Libby is back to school, Lia is back to playgroup and nursery and it’s business as usual here. Unfortunately on New Year’s eve, my husband had to go away due to family illness. This has left me struggling to find more hours in the day. I’m only managing to get the dogs out once a day – in the morning. Which means that they’re waking me up several times each night to go out. Bubbles in particular needs a lot…

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