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Coronavirus – changing our plans for Easter

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. VIEW the POST

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

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.  …

Home maintenance & repair tips for Winter

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. VIEW the POST

A helpful guide when planning for a baby #family

A helpful guide when planning for a baby #family

I remember everyone saying to me, there is no "good time" to plan to have a baby, no right time. You simply have to make it work when the time comes. We had lots of advice from family and friends, professionals and websites. There is a wealth of information out there on pregnancy. However, there is so much that is not discussed and I had to find out for myself. I am hoping these tips will help planning for a baby a little easier. VIEW the POST

How to save money every time you spend

Money is a significant source of worry for many of us. Some of us have huge debts that we need to deal with that started building when we went to university. Other people simply struggle to make ends meet each month because they’re earning a low wage and have a lot of bills to deal with. Whatever your issues with money, it’s time to overcome them, once and for all. Especially when you have a little family to look after, it’s important to save money where you can. …