Thursday Photo #88

We are now well and truly back into the swing of toddler term time. Libby is at nursery every afternoon except for Mondays. This means that she’s with us in the mornings and it has been lovely to have that extra time with her. However, I’ve always had a bit of a mental block when it comes to just spending time at home with the girls. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy the down time with them. But we’d all much rather be out and about doing something. So, we’ve been busy going out each morning. We had a…

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Creating a dream home

Since buying my house over 12 years ago, I’ve never managed to do all the things I’d love to do to make it my own. I’m hoping that 2016 will change all that and that by the end of the year, I will be creating a dream home. Kitchen We desperately need a new kitchen. And I don’t mean just a few new units or white goods, I need a whole new kitchen. The thing that puts me off getting that done at the moment is the fact that to really get the kitchen the way I want it, I’d…

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What age should I give pocket money?

Libby is 3 years old. She will be 4 in June and starts school in September. Last week, she had her first ever pocket money. I have been asking myself, at what age should I give pocket money? And in the end, it seemed to come naturally. She has started to want things and understand that things have to be paid for, and that she can’t have everything she asks for. This seemed like the right time. So, why have I started to give her pocket money so young? 1. Learning about spending Libby is slowly starting to learn what each…

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5 Gift ideas for dogs

The past few weeks, Bubbles has been spoilt even more than usual, and she loves it. This got me thinking about all the dogs in shelters who have nobody to spoil them. And so many of those are soppy staffies like Bubbles. So if you can manage to find an extra gift, do spare a thought for the dogs at your local shelter and drop a gift off for them. Many shelters also have an Amazon gift list so you can buy something that will be sent to them directly. Here are my 5 gift ideas for dogs. 1. A…

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Our Thursday Photo #87

This week I’ve been attempting to follow a bit more of a schedule in terms of fitting in work, blogging and managing my palm oil free website. I have to admit it hasn’t been going quite to plan, but that’s predominantly because everything has conspired against me. I’m hoping this won’t always be the case. So, here’s the schedule: Monday No freelance work on a Monday or Tuesday Schedule posts for my blog Catch up with any admin that I haven’t got done the previous week Work on my palm oil free website Tuesday Schedule posts for both Plutonium Sox and…

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