Monthly Archives: September 2014

Moving Day – Free Printable Checklist

Moving Day – Free Printable Checklist

Post provided by Eco Movers.  Moving house is one of the most stressful experiences that you can face, this is why it is essential for you to have a solid plan to make the experience as enjoyable as possible! Luckily London Man and Van company, Eco Movers have put together this handy checklist that you can use to mark off as you go along to make sure you don’t miss any key steps! If you …

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How Will Universal Credits Affect Couples?

The government’s ambition of simplifying the current benefits system, and putting all work related benefits under a single umbrella was introduced as a pilot scheme last year. Universal credit will affect 8 million people. Overhauling the benefits system Anyone who is in receipt of Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credits, Income based Jobseekers Allowance, Child Tax Credit, and Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), will have these benefits replaced by Universal Credit. This will be …

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Sausage’s Dream Home

Sausage’s Dream Home

A little while back, the people at Principality Building Society sent us a great little bundle of craft materials and asked Sausage to use them to create a rendering of her ‘dream home’. Well, no one has an imagination quite as vivid as my biggest baby so I knew she’d be well and truly up to the challenge and I was not wrong! She started by making a list of all the things that she wanted …

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How to Make Your Bedroom Your Sacred Place

How to Make Your Bedroom Your Sacred Place

Guest PostThe bedroom is where you spend a decent amount of time, whether it be sleeping, working orgenerally relaxing. You want this space to be a place you want to go after a long day, knowing that you will be able to recharge your batteries, ready for the next day. If you are particularly stressed, you will also want it to be quiet and private, a space that will let you renew your spirit. The …

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Re-organise Your Wardrobe for the Autumn Season

Despite the Indian summer we’re currently facing, it’s about time we all accepted that autumn is around the corner. No matter how good my intentions are, I always seem to get myself into more of a mess by attempting to tidy up than if I had just left my summer wardrobe alone. Of course, having had my second baby in February, this is a challenge that’s only going to get harder, especially when it comes …

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Why I Won’t Be Raising My Daughters to be Feminists

Why I Won’t Be Raising My Daughters to be Feminists

If you’d have asked me, ten years ago, if I was a feminist, my answer would have been a resounding, high-kicking, air-punching ‘YES’. Yes with bells on. Yes with all the ‘girl power’ my 20 year old self could muster. These days? Not so much. Why? Because I hate what ‘feminism’ has become. Back in the days of throwing ourselves under horses, women had a clear objective: equal rights. Unable to vote or have anything …

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Remaking Memories

Remaking Memories

When Husband and I met, I was 21 and he was 26, and it was fair to say we’d both done some living before we became a couple. He’d lived all over the place, both in the UK and abroad and we’d both had long term relationships with other people, both of which had ended pretty badly in their own ways. We were pragmatic enough to know that we’d seen things and been places without …

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They Grow So Fast #PowerOfSoft

Having a six year old and a seven month old in the house really brings certain things into sharp focus. Having BB made Sausage seem suddenly so grown up and independant – on the one hand, I’ve got a daughter who needs me to fulfil her every need and on the other I’ve got a daughter who wants to tie her own shoelaces and ever so occasionally treats me to her own unique brand of …

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Twister, Sink Holes and other Flooring Ideas

When it comes to flooring, things don’t always have to be traditional or bland and UK Flooring Direct have produced a range of images showing just how creative it’s possible to be – from sink holes to Monopoly, there’s some amazingly unique ideas on show. Take a look: I decided to ask a few people what their ideal flooring would look like, starting with Sausage, who said she’d have a tropical beach in her bedroom. …

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Eat Like a Horse at The Hungry Horse!

A couple of weeks ago, we were lucky enough to be invited along to The Travellers Joy in Rayleigh, our local Hungry Horse restaurant to sample their fayre and we took my lovely mother-in-law with us again so that I could offer the opinions of three generations of Crammond. We visited on a Monday afternoon and was surprised by just how lively the atmosphere was inside and were warmly greeted before being seated in a circular …

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