Monthly Archives: August 2017

Exploring the Mediterranean with Larry Lamb

When Husband and I were planning our wedding, we narrowed it down to two choices; one was the Maldives and the other was a cruise. Ultimately, the Maldives won, but we’ve both still got our hearts set on a cruise one day in the future. One of the things which we love about the idea of a cruise is being able to stop at several different places to see cities along the way, experiencing a …

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Dead Set on Resetting Your Debt…

Dead Set on Resetting Your Debt…

Image For a lot of us, being debt free is a rarity. Most of us have difficult financial situations to get out of, such as a credit card or a mortgage to pay, as well as other debts like student loans. So how can we find ways to build up our wealth and focus on our financial goals without it impacting negatively on our overall debt which will leave us swimming in a continuous cycle …

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Make Some Money for the Holidays

We’re officially into the last half of the holidays, and I don’t know about you, but it feels like my purse has taken a pretty harsh pounding this year! We’ve tried to keep a balance between days out and days at home, but the costs still add up and have already left us feeling pretty skint! I’ve been trying to think of some ways to raise a little bit of extra cash to keep us …

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Making Your Garden Surfaces Kid Friendly

It might seem utterly bonkers to say that grass could be ‘out of fashion’, but there’s been a definite shift in recent years away from the traditional lawn and towards more modern solutions which can be used all year round. Grass is great in many ways, but is probably the single-most high maintenance flooring for a garden as it needs to be mowed, edged, fed, watered and weeded on a regular basis. Also, if you …

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Making the Most of Summer with all the Family

Making the Most of Summer with all the Family

Summer is in full swing, the kids are off school and it is the perfect time to enjoy some valuable family time out and about together. So what are you going to do? As a parent, summer is an interesting time of year. We love having the kids’ home, but six weeks is an awfully long time to keep them busy! After the initial excitement of being off school for the summer wears off, there …

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Working from Home – 5 Things I Love

Working from Home – 5 Things I Love

Being freelance can be a really scary prospect at times; the irregular pay, people taking forever to pay your invoices, lack of sick pay or holiday pay and the isolation are all things which weigh heavily on most people who work for themselves. However, there are some amazing upsides to it all as well (otherwise there wouldn’t be so many people who do it!) so I thought I’d make a list of all of my …

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How to Create an Elegant Loft Room

How to Create an Elegant Loft Room

Extending into the loft is a really great way to make the most of the space you have available to you. There is, however, a tendency for loft roofs to feel ‘tacked on’ or unlike a proper room, especially if they’re still used for storage to some extent. There are lots of ways to make loft rooms feel more cohesive, so I thought I’d share a few of them with you now. Fabrics Using specific …

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Creating Space Without Extending Your House

Creating Space Without Extending Your House

I’ve written many a blog post in the past about how to create space n your house, but when you live in a rental property, extending your property just isn’t an option. As much as I’d love a conservatory or big extension, it’s simply not on the cards and even for people who own their house, adding bits on it’s always possible because of planning permission, lack of space or just not enough funds. I …

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The Pros and Cons of Renting #RentalInsights

The Pros and Cons of Renting #RentalInsights

Husband and I were having a conversation recently about the pros and cons of renting our house. Neither of us is interested in having a mortgage and buying a property and like many of our peers, would probably struggle to get a mortgage in the current climate anyway. As much as the idea of leaving my kids a lump sum of money after I die is attractive, I also think things like that can cause …

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Can Creating a Will Save You Money?

Can Creating a Will Save You Money?

Do you have a will? Discussing or even thinking about making plans for your assets post-mortem has developed a bad reputation. People consider a scary topic, whether they think it’s a complex, expensive process or because they don’t want to think about their mortality. It is one of those things people will seek out the most tedious tasks to avoid talking about. However, if you take the time to sit down and plan a will, …

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