Monthly Archives: March 2016

Slow Cooking Do’s and Don’t’s

Slow Cooking Do’s and Don’t’s

Over the past few months, I’ve become slightly obsessed with slow cooking. It’s really invigorated my interest in doing things in the kitchen and has made me so much more adventurous with the things that I’ll attempt to make. It also saves time AND money; a slow cooker is cheaper to run even over the course of 6 hours than a conventional oven is to run for one hour, and often the cheaper cuts of …

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Easter – Is it Becoming Christmas 2.0?

Easter – Is it Becoming Christmas 2.0?

Easter has been and gone and there’s still an absolute TON of chocolate adorning my sideboard – you know it’s Easter week when even the kids are bored of the sight of chocolate! I’m doing my best not to help  them with finishing it, but I’m fighting a losing battle really…BB can be VERY forceful if she wants to share something (that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it). Obviously, we’re totally secular in our family, …

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How to give your home and garden a spring makeover

Each spring we give the house a thorough clean from top to bottom and look out into the garden debating which area to tackle first. Instead of just donning the rubber and garden gloves, why not plan a mini makeover for your indoor and outdoor space too? It won’t even take much in terms of funds or time and some of these simple changes can completely transform a space. Inside the house Change your feature …

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Make Dress Shopping a Doddle

Make Dress Shopping a Doddle

I may not be the most girly of girls, but I really do love it when it gets to spring and summer so that I can start to wear dresses again. Don’t get me wrong, I wear dresses in autumn and winter too, but that’s always with tights or leggings – there’s nothing quite so nice as being able to get your legs out when the sun is shining! Having said that, finding dresses which …

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Top 5 Tips for Playing Online Bingo

When you’re a seasoned online bingo player, there are certain things that you look for when looking for bingo sites, and there are also a few things which you should bear in mind when starting out on your online bingo journey. Here’s a handful of tips that I’ve picked up along the way: Check Your Safety Obviously, a lot of bingo sites will take bank details so you need to make sure that the site you’re …

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My LITTLE Bucket List

I see a lot of people talking about their ‘bucket list’ of things that they want to do before a certain time and they’re always full of grand ambitions – sky dives, mountain climbs and foreign travel always feature highly. However, there are lots of LITTLE things that I want to do to, seeingly achievable things that I just never get around to doing, so I thought making a list here might spur me on! …

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7 Ways To Spruce Up Your Garden On A Budget

Gardening is one those occupations that doesn’t require a fortune. Like many passions you can spend a lot of money on expensive tools, plants and landscaping, but alternatively you can simply spruce up your garden with the minimum of equipment and stay well within your budget. Here’s how: 1. Plant hedges If your fencing is looking shabby but you still have to protect your garden’s boundaries take a look at some of the hedges on …

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Cheap Ideas for a Fun Night In

I don’t know about you, but Husband and I rarely get the chance to go out for a ‘date night’ and even when we do, we invariably end up cutting it short because we feel bad about leaving the girls! Often, we make plans for a night together and end up jacking it in, in favour of a night at home instead. With that in mind, I thought I’d share with you some ideas for …

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Tips for Family Days Out

With the Easter holidays fast approaching, the chances are you’ll have a few day trips planned for the time off. Day trips are one of those things which can be wonderful; family time together and new adventures with the ones you love makes for priceless memories, but you’ll also need to be prepared. With this in mind, I decided to share a few tips with you for a successful day trip. Cleaning Supplies If you’ve …

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Half An Hour a Day

Half An Hour a Day

As you’ll know if you’re a regular Mum’s the Word reader, last September we moved to a rural location about ten miles away from where we’d lived for the previous 9 years. Sausage was given the option to change schools (or become home educated), or stay where she was and she chose the latter option. This means that we have about a 20 minute drive each way a couple of times a day to get …

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