Everything you need to know about Camping

We’ve just spent the most chilled out weekend camping in Kent, and thanks to being one of Millets Outdoor Explorer families we did it in comfort and style in a brand new tent and with some great new camping equipment too. This was our second camping trip of the year and we have two more planned in August at festivals and then we’re hoping to go away again in September for a weekend once the kids are back at school too as a final goodbye to summer! I wanted to share some tips and tricks to make camping a bit easier for anyone, but especially people who want to try it for the first time and also to share what we thought of the equipment that Millets sent us. Firstly…

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Interiors: 5 ways to Brighten up your Home

Looking for a way to make your home feel brighter and more inviting this summer? A lot of the time during the summer months our homes become incredibly cramped and hot, and we feel as if the whole space needs a breath of fresh air to make it feel right once again. To make sure that your Home stays bright and airy during the summer, here are some things you can do.   Get new windows The first job that you could do when you come to brighten up your Home is to buy new windows. It is a big investment to make, however, the difference it will make to the overall look and feel of your home is incredible. You can look at roseview window and think about getting…

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Wanderlust: 3 Australian Road Trips

I am lucky enough to have friends who live outside the UK that I can stay with, In the last 9 months I’ve been to Israel and the Netherlands to stay with friends, but one friend lives in Australia and we would love to go and visit him for a trip before the kids get too much older! He lives in Sydney, which would be an amazing city to explore of course, but there are a few road trips I would love to tick off my travel bucket list too.   Syndey to Brisbane We’d more than likely fly into Sydney to spend time with our friend before doing any exploring, but once we’ve made the most of the city I think we’d head out along the highway to Brisbane.…

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Athena & Arlo – July 2018

I took these photos at Scotney Castle last weekend when we were camping near by, it was such a gorgeous weekend and the kids were thoroughly enjoying being outside and exploring, more pictures here! The ground of Scotney Castle have two castles, one is more of a stately home and this one which is the ruins of an ancient castle. Guess which one they loved more? They were a little disconcerted by the overly friendly geese here, but thankfully the geese wandered off when they realised we had no food for them and the kids could jump off the wall and carry on exploring! They’re still thick as thieves, with the odd argument chucked in to keep us on our toes. Athena has been incredibly supportive of Arlo when he…

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4 ways to protect your freelance business now!

If you work from home, or work out and about but manage your admin and other tasks from home then there are a few factors you need to consider to make sure your business is properly secure, and giving you safety in the knowledge that you’ve done everything you can to secure your equipment and data. Below are the key areas you need to think about when setting up and securing your freelance business.   Data Storage and Security Not only do you store your own data such as expenses and tax documents, but you will also store data that belongs to companies or individuals that you work for, which could be sensitive and will definitely be confidential. Especially in light of recent General Data Protection Regulations you need to…

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Travel: Surviving Your First Staycation In Style

At this time of year, we’re all starting to talk about holidays. Everybody is going off to Europe and coming back with a tan, while you’re still trying to keep your cool running your everyday life. And it can be exhausting. However, that’s often fine when you’ve got your own travel plans in place and you know that you too have a vacation coming up. But what if you don’t? Maybe you’ve skipped a summer holiday this year to save some money? Or you’ve got little ones and you don’t want to try them on a plane just yet? When that’s the case, not all hope is lost – because you’ve still got the option of going with a staycation. If you’re yet to have a family stay in your…

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Dirty Little Urchins

Dirty little urchins would be about the best way to describe Athena & Arlo over the weekend. They spent their time hurtling around the campsite, barefooted and feral. Swinging on tire swings, clambering up dusty banks, chasing each other over wooden bridges and generally having as much fun as possible. Our evenings were spent toasting marshmallows and staying up late… and obviously making a mess. The bathwater when we got home was a sight for sore eyes after scrubbing these two little urchins clean in it! But I wouldn’t have it any other way! Roll on Summer… I’ve only just unpacked from this trip, but I’m off on my travels again today to the Netherlands but this time it’s just me, the kids are staying home with Sam! Hope everyone…

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