Author: Jen

Tips For How To Keep Your House Warm In The Winter Months

There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning and feeling cold. Dashing to get dressed as quick as humanly possible to avoid the chills.  Even worse is getting in from a hard day at work and feeling cold again.  In a bid to avoid this, our central heating bills end up shooting through the roof during the winter months.  There are, however, certain tips and tricks that you could try to keep your house as cosy as it can be. So let’s have a look at how to keep your house warm at the time of year when it really needs to be. Curtains…  First of all, that giant ball of fire in the sky that we so very rarely feel the effects of in the UK can work to your advantage. Believe it or not. During the day, have your curtains open to let the suns rays in and increase the temperature of the room, especially those that are south-facing. Then in the evenings when the sun has gone in, keep your …

Could You Run Your Own Farm?

Farming is a noble pursuit, and one of the best ways in which anyone can earn a living. But it might be hard to know whether or not it is the kind of thing you can get into before you have really tried to. If you are thinking about starting up farming as a way of living and making a living, you might want to make sure that you are as prepared as possible for it – so that you can effectively and easily make it work out much more effectively. In this post, we will look at some of the first concerns you need to think about if you are to run your own farm. As long as you get these things right, you should find that you can run your own farm much more easily than you might have thought possible. The Land First of all, you will need to make sure that you actually have enough in the way of land to make running a farm feasible. That of course means that …

What sort of wardrobe should you invest in for your bedroom?

Your wardrobe is a key piece of bedroom furniture. In fact, we’d go as far as to say it’s one of the most important parts of your bedroom – after all, it’s going to hold all of your clothes, shoes and perhaps more. It will be subject to daily, heavy use and it needs to be compatible with the rest of your bedroom setup.   With all of the above in mind, it’s crucial to make sure that the wardrobe you choose to invest in is well-suited to your bedroom, because no two rooms are created the same. Read on for our guide on choosing the right kind of wardrobe for your bedroom.  Fitted wardrobes for longevity and timeless style   A fitted wardrobe, whilst an initially more expensive investment, is a sensible choice for many different reasons.   Firstly, perhaps you have a lot of belongings you’d like to store away, all of varying shapes and sizes. Fitted wardrobes are great for this purpose, with many having multiple different storage compartments containing drawers, shelves and hangers internally.  …

Fun Festive Family Activities: Family Photoshoot And More…

Christmas is a time for joy and laughter, but let’s be real, that isn’t always the case.   Keeping children occupied and in good spirits is equally as difficult at Christmas time as it is at any time of year. So there can never be too much Christmas activity inspiration.   No one wants to feel the wrath of bored kiddies so let’s have a look at some festive ways to bring all the family together. Whether you prefer to stay cosy inside and get crafty or go on a big day out to some Christmas markets – there are Christmas family activities to suit everyone.   It is the special moments when all the family are together and happy that we really get to appreciate the magic of Christmas.   Festive family photoshoot  One way to get all the family involved (and trapped) into doing an activity, is to book a family photoshoot at Christmas time. This is a win-win for parents as it keeps everyone entertained whilst creating some beautiful family portraits that …

Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide for the Men in Your Life…

I am really rubbish at buying gifts for men; I totally lack creativity and imagination.  I do feel (and this is a huge generalisation for which I apologise in advance) that women are easier to buy for.  Clothes, books, jewellery, candles, bath stuff, it’s all there.  Perhaps there is just more stuff marketed at women so I don’t need to think too much about what I’m buying.  But men… well, it’s a whole different ball game.  This year, I’ve come up with a pretty succinct, if not rather last minute, gift guide to suit the men in your life… or hopefully at least one of them! Whisky Another stereotype I’m afraid – where us girls have gin, men apparently favour whisky (it is at least true in the case of my husband and me).  I love smart gift sets like this one from The Whisky Shop, which are ideal for your Dad, Step-Dad or father-in-law, if they are drinkers: Clothes A good way of getting your man to wear something you find him especially attractive in …