Interiors: Making large rooms feel Cosy

Small rooms are a nightmare to decorate. Trying to get them to feel roomy and not cramped can be a big challenge but there are plenty of little tricks you can use to make them appear more spacious. But what people don’t often consider is the challenges that come with a large room. Larger rooms are great for entertaining but they’re often quite impractical for day to day living and they’re not great relaxation spaces because they don’t feel that cosy. Luckily, there are some simple changes you can make to create a large room that is more practical and has multiple uses. If you’re struggling to decide what to do with the larger rooms in your house, why not try some of these things? Pexels Split The Room Often…

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Sunday Scrapbook (on a Monday)

It’s been a funny old week, and it’s gone so fast too! I keep meaning to write a Sunday Scrapbook post but Sundays jut seem to fly past, and I am always so exhausted by the afternoon that I end up napping instead of writing! Last weekend the kids and I went to the pub with friends to spend an afternoon in the beer garden which was lovely, but this Sunday after a bit of a lie in (well, 8am!) and a little trip to the sailing club we drove to a farm shop to pick up some picnic bits. Then instead of stopping in the woods for a picnic which was the original plan, Sam decided to lead us on a wild goose chase to find a pub that…

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Interview with Arlo at 3 and a quarter

Arlo is actually something like three and a few months old, and a few weeks ago we filmed a video interview with him as we were doing one for Athena when she turned five. Hes super cute in it, if I do say so myself!   I was going to type out his answers too but I didn’t so you’ll just have to watch!

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The end of Reception

So she’s just gone off for her last day in Reception class, as a ‘butterfly’ which is her class name. And as saccharine as it sounds she really has developed and spread her wings this year, much like a butterfly coming out of a cocoon. She started off as a 4 year old, hardly knew her letters, didn’t write anything but her own name and hated any sort of traditional teaching she’d experienced at preschool. Now, 11 months later she’s writing sentences (using phonetic spellings but hey ho, normally they’re decipherable!) writing out sums for herself and even learning to tolerate reading (though I wish she’d learn to love it as it’s hard for me as an avid bookworm for her to choose her tablet over a book, given the choice!)…

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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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