Every year I grow our own vegetables mostly in our garden but also in the past at the allotment. I have tried quite a few different types now and I’ve certainly worked out which ones… More
As part of my ongoing
early midlife crisis live life challenge I have decided to set myself a task; each month I am going to try something that I have never done before. It could be anything like a new experience, a day out, learning a new skill or trying a new food. How amazing would that be at the end of the year to of done 12 things that you have never experienced before! It makes that year a little more interesting, no?
It’s no secret that I get bored very quickly, much to the other half’s despair. I think he spends his life in constant fear that I’ll wake up one morning and say something like ‘Let’s sell everything, move to Africa and create a sanctuary for orphaned elephants’. Continue reading “Live Life Challenge”
This Easter holidays we were invited along to Beverley Holidays in Paignton for a mini break. It was perfect timing as far as I was concerned as the Easter holidays are always a tough one as the other half is away a lot; manically trying to get the boat ready to go back in the water for the start of the boating season. This gave us something to look forward to and an opportunity to spend some time together as a family.
Today I thought I would share our experience with you. Continue reading “Beverley Holidays Review – Mini Break in Paignton”
Today I have a great giveaway for you to win tickets to the After Dark Music Festival in Exeter.
Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young will headline the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink ‘After Dark Music Festival’ on Thursday 21st April. The hugely popular After Dark events run on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights of the festival weekend in the Exeter Castle Courtyard. This year the After Dark Music Festival is sponsored by Pavey Group. Continue reading “WIN Tickets to the After Dark Music Festival in Exeter”
Welcome to this month’s Thrifty Thursday, is it just me or does it seem like ages ago since the last one? We have been uber thrifty during the Easter holidays, opting to go on lots of free days out rather than spending money. We’ve been on lots of nice walks, built a den in the woods and also started our Spring foraging. I’ll add my wild garlic pesto posts below. Continue reading “Thrifty Thursday – April 2016”
A great way to make a big change to the look and feel of your home is to update your windows. New windows can really bring an old property back to life and these days you have some many options in terms of colour that you can choose what you like to suit your overall theme; whether that be rustic charm or modernism.
In previous years the windows of a building were always Continue reading “6 Reasons to Makeover your Home with Wood Windows”
For the school holidays we have been trying to go to places that we haven’t been before and since we live in Devon we really are spoilt for choice as there is so much to see and do.
For the first week of the holidays I was searching for places that were both child and dog friendly, as the puppy suffers with anxiety and isn’t great at being left alone, trust us to get one with issues. Anyway that is how I came across Canonteign Falls. Continue reading “Canonteign Falls on Dartmoor Devon”
Anyone that knows me or reads my blog knows that I love a bargain and I get a huge amount of enjoyment out of finding the best deals around; infact these days we very rarely buy anything at full price, that’s why when I hear about events such as Pampers Wonder Week I more than happy to share with others. Continue reading “Save Money with Pampers Wonder Week”
It’s no secret that I long for a simpler life, one without all the stuff and the fast past that we are currently living. To start this new way of living I believe that we need to get rid of about 80% of what we own. I have already started the process by getting rid of a lot of our stuff. So far I reckon I have purged about 50% of what we own. I have sold bits on eBay, taken numerous bags to the charity shops and given away anything else on Freecycle. With every bag that goes out of our house Continue reading “Simple Living Challenge – Edit your Stuff”
Our daughter, Lowenna, is one of the most contrary people I have ever come across. If I ask her to go upstairs and put some trousers on she will come back down in a skirt. If I ask her to get me her hair brush she will come back with her toothbrush. Unlike her older brother who’s sole aim is to please, she relishes in the fact that she is being awkward and the more awkward she can be the better. I’d like to say it’s a phase and she’ll grow out of it but she has been this way since she was a baby. Continue reading “20 Reasons Why my Daughter will be Late for School”
Last year something pretty amazing happened to me; I was not only a finalist in the Best Thrifty Blog category of the Mad Blog Awards 2015 but I also won it. At the time I was in a complete state of shock as I generally didn’t believe for one second that I would win. I was just so proud to be a finalist; to then go on and win it was just unreal. Still to this day every now and then I have to go and look at my award just to check that it did actually happen and wasn’t some weird blogging dream. Continue reading “Still Can’t Believe I Won! – Mad Blog Awards”