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

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

Today as part of my attempt to complete Blogmas; a post a day from 1 December until Christmas I thought I’d talk about spending time with friends and loved ones and enjoying the Christmas Cheer. With life being so hectic, so full on, so now now now life can actually pass us by. Too often we spend time glued to devises and call it social interaction. But how social are we?  Do we really get a real social interaction kick from talking to somebody online as opposed to actually sitting in the same room as them and actually conversing face… View Post

My teenage daughter (13) absolutely adores flamingos.  Without a doubt they are her favourite animal.  She loves to visit Chester Zoo to watch them ‘strut’ their stuff.  They are such beautiful graceful animals.  when we moved back to the Midlands earlier this year, the room she was having was in need of redecorating.  One thing she wanted was flamingos! She adored their coral colour and came across these nail varnishes and loved the grey colour too. The decision was made. Her room was to be coral and grey. Imagine her excitement when we came across this wallpaper! The wallpaper was… View Post

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the renovations I am doing on our home. The room we started with was the bathroom. First job was to remove the old suite and fit the new one. One Friday night, the Rock and roll person in me came out and sorted my make up. I sure know how to live. I’m loving this sink unit and wish I’d done this earlier. The modern look of it really has changed the bathroom giving it a very modern feel. It’s also given me a great organisation answer for my make up. Now… View Post