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5 Quick tips to make your next gift more special

5 Quick tips to make your next gift more special

A carefully thought-out and meaningful gift is always a wonderful thing to receive. I always try to find that next gift to make someone feel special and smile. It doesn’t matter how much you spend on a heartfelt present – the thought really is the most important thing to the person who receives it.  However, sometimes, when there’s a special occasion that really needs celebrating in style, it can help to think carefully about the little details that make your gift more special.  VIEW the POST

Simple money tips for parents

Simple money tips for parents

Every parent knows just how stressful money can be and, for many families, it can be challenging to make ends meet each month. You will want to provide a fun, happy and healthy lifestyle, not just for the kids, but for the whole family while also keeping one eye on the future. However, this can be tricky, even on a healthy salary when the cost of living can be so high and there are so many costs to cover when raising kids. With this in mind, here are a few simple money tips which could make a big difference to your financial situation over the long term. VIEW the POST

Coronavirus – changing our plans for Easter

Well, I am sure we are not the only family to be affected by the news this week: non essential travel is banned for 30 days and the kids are off school (with no end date) due to the Coronavirus. It’s such a daunting time. In less than 2 weeks, we had planned to go to Dubai to visit friends. It’s crazy to think how this has all transformed in such a short space of time. I know it’s important and I understand why, don’t get me wrong, but what a shock for the system! With that in mind, I am planning on covering a lot of ideas and resources over the next week to help other families in a similar situation.

Must have tools for gardening and landscape

Must have tools for gardening and landscape

It's getting near to Spring, when everyone starts thinking about their gardens. Gardening and landscaping are two activities used in enhancing the appearance of the area whether professional, residential or public. Elements like ornamental or economic trees, flowers, shrubs, plants and even rocks and bodies of water are used in modifying the looks and feel of the outdoor and indoor space. While these elements can be naturally occurring in the terrain, they can also be artificially introduced into the environment to give it the desired effect. Here are some great tools for gardening and landscaping this Spring. VIEW the POST

5 Neutral bedroom updates your growing kids will love

5 Neutral bedroom updates your growing kids will love

Kids grow so quickly, don’t they? Whether they’ve already grown out of their latest shoes, their new school coat or they don’t like a certain superhero or cartoon character anymore, they change so fast it’s not always easy to keep up! They also grow out of their bedrooms fast too. So all that money you spent decorating your little girls' room with unicorns and fairies might seem like a little bit of a waste. While you can't stop the march of time, there are ways you can update to a neutral bedroom for your child that will make a big difference, but they won’t grow out of too quickly.  VIEW the POST

Home maintenance & repair tips for Winter

Now that we’re coming into the cold and dark period things get a little tougher in many ways. The kids are not able to play outside as much, we are more likely to get depressed and bored, putting on weight as we’re not active enough. Winter can be a bit of a drag. So when we consider that it’s also the time of year when home repairs are most common and costly then it fast becomes some peoples least favourite season. But if we know what we are doing we can prepare and react quickly to the trials of winter when it comes to homeownership. Follow these essential home maintenance hints and tips to get the best out of your home during the coldest of all the seasons.