Valentines gift ideas to add a little luxury

It’s always difficult to think of Valentines gift ideas with Christmas only just behind you. So, I always think of Valentines day as an excuse for a little treat. Something luxurious that you wouldn’t buy for yourself. Things with an indulgent feel about them, whether you’re buying them for a partner or just treating yourself. Coolstuff have some fabulous Valentines gift ideas, plus you can win a massage cushion for the ultimate indulgence. Ice bottle cooler Ideal for Valentine’s evening at home, this ice bottle cooler will keep your drinks at just the right temperature. It also makes a beautiful feature. Simply…

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Thursday photo #245

The Christmas holidays really seemed to drag here. The girls didn’t go back until last Wednesday and it seemed like such a long time between Christmas being over and school starting again. They’ve been back over a week now though, and it seems as if the holidays never happened. We are all firmly back into our routine and I’m finally finding the time to work. A weekend outdoors At this time of year, I always struggle with being indoors too much. The children go a bit stir crazy and we all end up stressed. With the Winter being so mild…

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Things to do West Midlands February half term 2019

If you’re looking for things to do in the West Midlands during February half term, this list should give you plenty of inspiration. Not all local attractions are open in the Winter months, but these fantastic destinations have prepared lots of exciting events to keep families entertained during the school holidays. All Things Wild – Worcestershire It’s holiday club time at All Things Wild this half term from 18th to 22nd February. Aimed at 4 to 12 year olds, the Wild Explorers club runs from 9am to 3pm and includes lunch, drinks and snacks. Children will enjoy animal and reptile encounters…

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My dog doesn’t want to join your running club

Who doesn’t want to join their friendly local running club? Getting together for a social once a week, chatting to likeminded folk, burning a few calories and sinking a pint in the pub afterwards. What could be better? Well, here are a few things for starters. Don’t be rude Occasionally, I run past a running club group who move to one side of the pavement. If that’s you, thank you. I really appreciate it.  Because the norm is to carry on running two abreast, forcing me off the pavement and onto the road. When there’s one or two of you,…

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Is debt consolidation the best solution?

This is a collaborative post. As a family, we have turned to debt consolidation on numerous occasions to sort out our finances. I don’t mind admitting that neither myself or my husband are great with money. That’s not to say that we’re materialistic, because we’re not really. Neither of us are accumulators of ‘stuff’. But travel and experiences are our weakness and often, debt consolidation ends up being our solution. So, I’ve been doing some research to see whether it really is the best idea. What is debt consolidation? Debt consolidation means taking out one loan to cover all your…

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