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Is Your Bathroom Child/Disabled Friendly

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When you first had children, you probably went around your home making it as child-safe as possible. That means child locks on the cabinet doors, plug covers in the plug sockets. As well as a stairgate at the top and bottom of the stairs, and goodness knows what else.

 

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Bathing Bunnies ~ Children’s Towels *Review

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How many towels do you go through with your kids? I know over the last 3 years we have had our fair share, some are fluffy and soft and to begin with, but after a couple of washes, they become thin, hard and rough against babies/kids skin. I've dumped and re bought so many towels and other than one or two brands, I've yet to be overly impressed by any!

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The Perfect Picnic- #ThePowerOfFrozen

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A few months I was contacted by Iceland the frozen supermarket chain, asking if I would be interested in collaborating with them for their campaign #thepoweroffrozen, I worked creating some gorgeous recipes using products across their varied range, you can read all about that here. I love to cook, I love a challenge and we all know that food retains all/most of its nutrients when frozen from fresh, so when contacted again, to try and create a BBQ/Picnic spread, I was happy to work with them again. Unfortunetly for me, the weather has not got the memo that I need to BBQ,  so I instead I put my thinking cap on, and create a feast of a picnic yesterday morning, for a friends and their kids,catching the best of the sunshine (even if it was only for an hour)

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Iceland are committed to telling its customers about the #PowerofFrozen – challenging preconceptions and educating around the true value of frozen. Whilst most people already associate frozen foods with cost savings and convenience, many still expect to compromise on flavour or on health benefits. The truth is that the modern freezing methods lock in the natural flavours in foods and retain the nutritional health benefits. In 2015 Iceland built the www.poweroffrozen.co.uk website to help explain the benefits of frozen foods. They also created a PowerofFrozen cookbook with the food blogger Holly Bell which included 45 easy recipes celebrating 45 years of Iceland with all profits from the sale going to the Children’s’ Food Trust.

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Life Lately……

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Hello!! Hope you are all well? I feel as though I've not been on here in what feels like weeks! Life has just been really busy and I've been completely shattered. Two kids that wake up at literally the crack of dawn every morning (I'm talking 5am), sometimes Harry will go back to sleep for a bit after his bottle, but I struggle to get back to sleep, so I have that permanent new-born look and haze about me, I'm talking black circles and baby brain. You would think that black out blinds, wooden blinds and curtains would keep them asleep, as well as being outside in the sunshine would knock them out until at least a somewhat reasonable hour…..but not my kids. Both still nap during the day, Amelia once and Harry twice, and I'm absolutely not willing to cut out the naps in exchange for cranky kids, so by choice we struggle on!

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To Rent or BUY???

Sold Home For Sale Sign in Front of Beautiful New House.

 

Whether you’re newlyweds starting out, a middle-age couple downsizing or going it alone, you too will likely need to figure out the economics of renting vs. buying at some point. Having rented for years and now making the leap going from tenants to owners of our new build, I'm not going to lie, the scale of what we are about to undertake scares me! On top of a mortgage, there's other bills to consider, that until now, we could pass the buck to our landlord. For decades, it was ruled that buying was the smart choice. After all, when you rented you were just “throwing money away,” while when you bought you were “building equity.”

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Want An Easy Way To Get Your Kids Outside? Read This!

In our technology obsessed world, our children can spend more and more time sitting down in front of a TV or computer screen. But spending time outside is so important. Fresh air, sunlight, and activity are all building blocks for health and wellbeing. Get your kids outside with these tips.

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Essential Home Maintenance Tasks You Can Do In The Summer Months

The weather is a little warmer and drier at last. It’s time to think about all those little tasks around the house you’ve been putting off over the winter months. When you own your own home, there is always something that needs doing. If you’re feeling energetic and ready to get down to work, here are a few of the things that you could do around the house this summer:

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The Utlimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is fast approaching. If you’re struggling for inspiration and you can’t get past the usual suspects, socks and ties, take these ideas on board. Buying gifts for men can be notoriously tricky, but hopefully, these suggestions will inspire you.

 

For the sports lover

Is your partner or your dad a massive sports fan? Do they love watching or playing football, cricket or golf? If you have a special sports fan in your life, this is great news when it comes to buying gifts. There is so much scope to buy presents that are bound to go down a treat.

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Top Tips to Plan Your First Family Ski Holiday

A family skiing holiday is a great experience, and something every family should do at least once. Some people see it as something that's a bit posh, but you don't need money to go skiing. You can get some excellent package holidays for not very much money. It's a brilliant way to spend Christmas, February half term or even sometimes Easter. If you've never been before, you might not know where to start. However, it's just like booking almost any other holiday. You just have to remember to arrange the hire of ski equipment and buy passes. Follow these steps to book your first family skiing holiday.

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Gas Safety

I think it goes without saying, I love to cook! What I don't love is our electric oven. I have always cooked with a Gas cooker in every home I've lived in, be it Scotland or London, however since we moved back to Ireland I've had to cook using an electric oven, which has meant to quite a few burned bakes and higher bills. Gas has always worked out far cheaper for us, using it for cooking, heating, our water and even the BBQ 😉

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