I love car boot sales. I get a real rush from going along and not knowing what treasures you may find. I love digging through other people unwanted possessions to see if I can find a bargain. However as much as I love all of this I don't love early mornings on a weekend! I have to get up early everyday of the week and be semi compos mentis, I really don't want to have to do it at the weekends too. So when I was invited to try out a new Car Boot app called Shpock that I could use from the comfort of my own home I jumped at the chance. ...continue reading


Keeping a home clean, tidy and organised can be difficult at the best of times but adding children into the mix can make it 10 times harder. Parents, particularly first time ones or those with newborns, can find that the list of chores seems never ending and with a broken or limit sleep pattern things can quickly seem like they are spiralling out of control.

In my latest post I have decided to take a look at some of the ways that busy parents can help keep their home organised and chaos free! ...continue reading

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Welcome to Thrifty Thursday.

This week I have chosen some of my favourite posts from last weeks link up.


5 Free 'Get Out Of The House' Activities For Toddlers by My Bored Toddler 

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6 Things I've Learnt on our No Spend January by Vickie's Kitchen and Garden

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If someone wants to wear edible flip flops and knit a scarf out of their vagina that is their choice. It might not be to everyone's taste but who are we to judge?

If a women chooses to earn money by posing topless for a newspaper that is her prerogative, again not to everyone's taste but if we all had the same thoughts and ideas the world would be a pretty boring place. ...continue reading


One of my passions in life is interior design. I spend numerous hours on Pinterest scrolling through hundreds of images of beautifully decorated homes. Drooling over the pictures of perfectly planned and decorated rooms where everything is in it's place and every corner of the room looks like it should be in Elle Decoration magazine.

In our new house I have, so far, been enjoying decorating each room with different colours and styles. In the kitchen I have gone for a vintage/industrial look. In the lounge I have gone for ...continue reading

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How to decorate your bathroom with wall panels
Image: Digs Digs

Sometimes houses start to show their age despite the best care and attention lavished on them. When this does happen you are faced with the lengthy, costly and frustrating task of having the walls stripped down and fresh plaster applied – along with the attendant mess and ...continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday is a weekly linky and a place to share your thrifty posts. It doesn't matter if they are old or new and can be about anything to do with saving money and being thrifty. Whether it be a post on cutting back on your food shop or your latest thrifty find link it up, I'd love to see it. ...continue reading

Although in real life a bear is probably one of the most frightening and dangerous of all wild animals, when portrayed on TV, they are some of the most friendly, playful and charming characters.

Perhaps it's because many of us had a teddy as an early companion in life, but it certainly seems as though there's something familiar about a bear that can connect in a simple, direct and enjoyable way.

Here are three of our favourite bears who have become firm TV favourites in all types of households across the country. ...continue reading


I recently came across this petition...

Reverse The Ban on Holiday's During School Term Time

I whole heartedly support this petition. I truly believe that my children learn more about life, different cultures , travel and geography in one week away on holiday than they do sat in a classroom in a small village in Devon. ...continue reading