We all could do with some extra pennies left in the bank at the end of the month.  With rising prices and wages staying stagnant this is becoming harder and harder to achieve.  One of the ways we can achieve this is by looking at our monthly outgoings.  Some things we have no real control over like mortgage/rent or council tax.  However, there are some monthly bills we can be proactive in reducing with our energy costs being one of them.  Here are 10 simple tips to save energy this winter. 1 Shut doors and close curtains As silly as… View Post

Last week my dad took me out for Afternoon tea as a belated Christmas present.  I think its fair to say that I do like afternoon tea.  I have been luck to have been out for afternoon tea a number of times and every experience has been enjoyable but the top layer of treats have been varied and so delicious.  Its really hard to pick my favourite spread.  We had afternoon tea at Dunsley Hall hotel which is near Kinver in South Staffordshire. The old manor house which has been converted in to a hotel is stunning both inside and out… View Post

One simple thing I love to brighten my day is a bunch of fresh flowers. One thing I find is that they don’t often last long.  Flowers in my opinion should last about a week as to be honest its not much to ask especially when some bouquets can be a little on the pricey side to last less than 7 days.  These are some tips I have discovered on how to make flowers last longer. 1 Cut Steams At An Angle One simple tip is to change the water your flowers are in every couple of days and at… View Post

One of my goals this year for my blog is to post more consistently.  In order to do that I need to get myself a little more organised with my posting schedule.  My first step this weekend was to brain storm for some blog post ideas.  I think if I have a list of post ideas to hand it will be much easier to post more frequently.  The key being to plan, plan, plan! As much as I find some technology useful in life, deep down I’m an old fashioned pen and paper girl and I much prefer to use… View Post

I learnt to knit when I was about 7 or 8 and to be honest all I ever knit was scarfs.  Back and forth I would go with no real aim.  I started to crochet about the same time and found I much preferred to crochet than knit.  A few years ago I was speaking to a friend who could knit and she was telling me about how she knitting a pair of socks.  Right then I decided I wanted to be knitting socks! From then until now I have being stopping and starting again trying to knit socks.  But… View Post