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Five UK and Ireland Travel Goals

Exploring the UK and Ireland is high upon my list of travel priorities right now. We are so fortunate to live in a country with such rich history and breathtaking scenery, it really would be a shame not to make the most of it. I have a list as long as my arm of places I would like to visit, but for now I will concentrate on my top five. Northern Ireland  Somewhere I’ve never been but would love to see is the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, which this walking tour encompasses. I’m intrigued by the legend that surrounds it as well as being fascinated by its geology. I can imagine the children climbing and jumping all over this impressive coastline, which is their favourite way to spend time.  Snowdonia We have been to Snowdonia before, staying in Pwhelli, but as Jasmine was too small to remember going and Sonny was not yet born, I would love to return with them. It is home to the most beautiful landscape I think I have ever seen …

Last Minute DIY: It’s Not Too Late to Insulate Your Home

Many people around the world are lucky enough to have insulation installed around the home. Be it a drafty loft or thin walls, there are plenty of places that insulation can be installed to keep the heat in your home and keep the cold air out. We’re not out of the woods yet when it comes to chilly weather. There are still at least a couple of weeks to go until we’re free of the cold breezes and frosty mornings unless you’re lucky to live in a location that offers sun all year round. Fortunately, insulation is fairly easy to install and, assuming you know where to install insulation, can be done with minimal tools and without much assistance. As long as you have the insulation rolls, some insulation adhesives and a bit of willpower, you can often get this done in under a week’s time for a medium sized loft. But why install insulation? Winter is over soon! The cold season is actually the best time for you to install insulation because it’s generally …

Simple Tips to Make Your Home Work Better for You

Are you feeling a little low these days, a little gloomier than you used to be, maybe you even have a little less energy? Don’t blame it on the bad weather, or age. Sometimes, when there is no obvious cause, that is when you are not ill or poorly, it’s the house that is to blame. How your house look and is structured can have a huge impact on how you feel every day. Without discussing big renovation projects, as you would have probably already noticed if you needed to change your windows or to get the roof repaired, there are still a few things that you can bring to your house to bring back the comforting and homely feeling that it should have. Are you ready to feel happier in your life and to have more energy? Then look at these five useful tips to improve your home life now! #1. Get The Proper Bedding Gear First of all, having a good night sleep that makes you feel refreshed is one of the most …

How to Get the Most out of Your Outdoor Space 

When you think about what it is you want to use your outside space for, you can often be bombarded with a lot of ideas. Not only do you want to be able to enjoy it, but you also want to be able to ensure that your children get the most out of it too. If you had an active childhood, it’s easy to want you little ones to enjoy something similar too. So, in order to ensure you’re using your outdoors space to it’s potential, you might want to consider your options and work on getting the most out of the great outdoors on your doorstep. Create Adventure Think back to when you were a small child. What would be the best thing about being in the garden? It’s likely to be the sense of adventure you had, right? Well, you can try and recreate that same sort of feeling for your own children. Allow them to experience nature by planting things in the garden that they can enjoy. You could head to the …

New Year Wanderlust

Winter sun has never appealed to me more than right about now. The weather is cold and dark and we are all back at work and school with long busy days that tire us out. Weekends recently have been too cold, really, to properly enjoy time spent outdoors. We have been to the park and the beach, of course, but our visits never last long because one or other of us inevitably starts turning blue and we have to head home. The children are full of pent up energy, grumpy, arguing, in real need of a proper run out (I realise they sound like dogs here but it’s true). Tell me it’s not just us? Last February we headed to Greece for some winter warmth and I am starting to wish we had booked something to brighten up this new year too. Of course, just because we have no immediate plans doesn’t mean I haven’t been lusting over winter sunshine breaks online! The Canaries seem to be immensely popular for families at this time of …