Holidaying With A Campervan

With the year we've had so far, which has not been good, we are in need of some time away as a family; even if just a long weekend, a nice break away from everything, somewhere where we can explore and enjoy the outdoors. An adventure. 

This past 2-years we've been discovering our new found love of the outdoors. Each weekend we've enjoyed long walks, discovering new places, like the woods, lakes, coves, etc. beautiful places to take the kids and dogs. And, we want more. 

How to Take a Healthier Approach to Home Working

It may help you to get the better of your challenging commute but home working doesn’t always get a good press when it comes to promoting healthy living. Whether you’re taking your everyday job home with you in order to work flexibly or you’re planning to explore your options as a freelancer, home working has many potential health hold ups. And, if you’re not careful they can build up and detract from benefits such as longer lie ins.

There something special about receiving subscription boxes through the post each month. It's like giving yourself a gift full of goodies each month.

Subscription boxes are a great idea to discover and try out products you may or probably have never tried before - or even never considered before. I know from my experience with beauty subscription boxes over the years, I've found products that I've fallen in love with and gone on to purchase.

When a new combi boiler is needed

2016 was all about the extension for us, we added an extension on the back of the house, moved the living room into the new extension and with the old living room, we partitioned it into two halves which become our utility room and new dining room. 2017 sees our house renovations continue, where we plan on converting the garage into a play-room for the kids and probably most importantly, to replace the boiler.

We currently have a system boiler, which includes an electric thermal storage boilermate upstairs, and a gas boiler, downstairs.

Winter veggie victories

As we begin the slope into the colder months, your gardening efforts shouldn’t disappear. If you take a long winter break, you’ll find that it makes it tougher to get back out the following year. Instead, you should stay active by growing some delicious vegetables that can withstand the winter. Here are five of the best winter vegetables to grow, courtesy of Suttons Seeds Wish List

My son celebrated his 17th birthday over the weekend. He's grown into a lovely young man, maybe a little grumpy now and then, but mostly he's a thoughtful and caring soul. I am a super proud mum.

As well as being at college, he is working part-time and spends most of his hard working cash on clothing! Still, after the past 6-months, I get a little odd feeling when parcels come through the door for him - each time it reminds me he is not a child anymore, he's a growing lad.

Kids and bedroom windows

Windows are a problem, children love to look through windows, and mostly by sitting on the window sill - which scares the life out of me.

I have this 'thing' about keeping the windows in the house, especially upstairs, locked. I always remove the keys and store them away. Why? because one of my biggest fears that has plagued me over the years, is the kids falling out of the window.

They say that jewellery is a girl's best friend. The perfect accessory which can be worn for any occasion at any time.

Certain pieces are symbolic.

Some are worn as a simple statement.

The One And Only Freebie Guide: How To Score Freebies

If you become a first-class freebie hunter you will enjoy a huge amount of benefits; it will not only will it help your daily budget sometimes but also can help you gain access to products before they are sold to in the shops.

Everyone loves a good freebie and luckily, many websites are actually glad to offer them to you. Even though many of the websites will mainly list similar products, you need to ensure that you get the very best to avoid wasting time trawling through junk.

Why we all should have a bathrobe

 love bathrobes. They give you extra comfort, and warmth; perfect for cold mornings, perfect for when you get out of the shower / bath, lovely for when you arrive home from the freezing cold, you can snugly up into your robe. 

Wearing a bathrobe is like wearing like wearing a cup of hot tea. 

If I have no need or desire to go outside, with ease I will quite happily wear my bathrobe all day, and I've slept in mine a few times. 

Brantano Kids Trainers Wish List

Trainers are probably one of the most verstile shoes you can wear, which makes them the perfect choice for children. Whether they need them for PE lessons, after school club, to go down the skate park, or just everyday use, trainers are pretty practical footwear.

Lost School Uniform - An ongoing issue

We've all been there, you drop your child off at school, fully kitted out in uniform, but come home time, half of it's gone missing.

Lost uniform, which is never to be found again, can be pretty frustrating and expensive. You ask your child 'Where's your jumper' and they look at you blankly, or with that expression 'huh, how would I know that!' and they shrug their shoulders and say 'it's lost'.

Xmas Money Saving Tips

Christmas is getting close (It's Christmas next week!) and if you are like me you still have a lot to sort out. But come January, will you be complaining? "I'm skint now". It's not too late to avoid this.

Below are my Xmas Monday Saving Tips.

The Step-By-Step Guide To buying a House in Ireland

Hubby and I bought our very first home, 18 years ago, it was the perfect terraced house; 2 up and 2 down.  It was a quaint snug home; but, with very steep stairs (Oh! the amount of times we slipped down those stairs). We weren't earning a lot of money back then, but we did manage to invest in the home, we added double glazing windows and decorated it to our taste. Also, our family started and grew in this house, we had our first baby and my 9-year old step-son came to live with us.

Christmas Around the World

It's not long until Christmas 2017! Christmas is the highlight of the year, every year. It's a time to gather, be close to family and enjoy each others company; eat, drink and be merry.

Around the world, people celebrate the Christmas holidays in many different ways. Many Christmas celebrations reflect local culture and traditions and the festivities can be very different from country to country, focusing on different aspects. 

Which E-Cig Should you Choose

Over the past few years we've seen more and more people turning to vaping, and for different reasons, whether they're trying to find a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes, to a cheaper option.  There’s also people who try out vaping and love it even if they don’t have a smoking habit - I know a couple of people who social vape, they've never smoked but now they enjoy a vape now and then. I also know quite a few people that have moved from smoking tobacco cigarettes to vaping.