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4 Things I Hate About Driving On Family Trips

4 Things I Hate About Driving On Family Trips

Making memories with our kids is important, so more often than not our weekends are spent going on new adventures, trying new activities, in an area entirely new to us. While it’s great doing new things, there’s one aspect of family travels which can be […]

Sodastream Spirit Review – Eco-Friendly Fizzy Drinks!

Sodastream Spirit Review – Eco-Friendly Fizzy Drinks!

I never had a Sodastream as a child but always wanted one.  More recently Mr Wonders has been talking about getting one for a more planet friendly reason based on how many fizzy water plastic bottles we have been recycling of late.  According to Sodastream […]

Jump into Spring Patterns at Fashion World

Jump into Spring Patterns at Fashion World

Every so often I get invited to try new things and then write about them.  This month I was invited to sample some of the lovely clothes that can be found at Fashion World.  I ordered some lovely new tops from Joe Browns as I […]

*Giveaway* Perfect Present Ideas for Mother’s Day

*Giveaway* Perfect Present Ideas for Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day at the end of this month (it’s the 31st of March if you are wondering!).  The clocks go forward that day too so we lose an hour of sleep, which I think it a bit of a cruel irony for those with […]

Great Women’s Down Jackets from Simply Hike

Great Women’s Down Jackets from Simply Hike

We have had some amazing weather this February.  In fact, it was so nice yesterday that we ventured to Fraisthorpe Beach for the day.  It’s a lovely beach that goes on for miles.  You park in a farmer’s field (it’s just £3 for the whole […]

Planning a new House Extension

Planning a new House Extension

At this time of year when the bright lights of Christmas are behind us and Spring has yet to start breezing through Wordsworth’s jolly daffodils, my thoughts turn to improving our house and garden.  We are quite rural and have a large garden but the […]

Planning our Kitchen Extension

Planning our Kitchen Extension

This spring we are planning an extension to our kitchen. It’s very long and quite narrow so we are extending to the side. This should hopefully create a nice wide kitchen as well as a new entrance and small utility room. I have been looking […]

Everything You Need To Know About Artificial Grass

Everything You Need To Know About Artificial Grass

If you have a natural lawn, you’ll know that maintaining it throughout the year can feel like a losing battle. It’s no surprise that busy families are increasingly turning to artificial grass products to give their gardens a much-needed refresh.  Leaps and bounds in technology […]

Otty Memory Foam Deluxe Pillows – Review

Otty Memory Foam Deluxe Pillows – Review

Otty Memory Foam Deluxe Pillows.   Otty launched in the ‘heart of Yorkshire’ in 2016 – and it’s always nice to support a Yorkshire company.  So I was pleased when we were sent a pair of Otty pillows to try out. They are memory foam and very […]

Portmeirion Water Garden Melamine Tableware Review

Portmeirion Water Garden Melamine Tableware Review

Portmeirion Water Garden melamine outdoor tableware review – I have been working hard all summer getting my garden looking the way I want it to (although there is still sooo much to do!).  So when I was offered the chance to review this beautiful outdoor […]