Often around this time of year I start searching for the perfect gift for Mothers day. Not only concerned with my purchase but that of my Husbands choice for his mum and what to steer the children into getting for me as well. It is all too easy to mistakenly fall for the tat that is overloading the shelves in a desperate bid to get something quick. But wait I may have found the solution.
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I love to cook when I’m at home, even though for some this may seem odd when I’ve been doing it all day long teaching Kids how to cook. But I find it really relaxing, especially when I bake. Sundays are often my baking time, when I’ll bake perhaps two or three cakes and a batch of cookies. When you bake that much you need a good kitchen timer and I find the one on my oven fiddly.
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I can almost smell Spring in the air. It was beautifully sunny on my drive home from work yesterday and without giving it too much thought. My mind was already stepping into spring and imagining spending more time outdoors in the garden. I have set myself a few plans for this year which I hope will encourage us to get more use out of Spring garden and enjoy it as a family.
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Written in association with Underfloor Heating Trade Supplies
There are two types of underfloor heating – electric and water – but deciding which one is right for your home depends on a number of factors. What is it that you need to consider?
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I love to bring greenery into my home at Christmas. We always have a real tree and I love the scent of it in the mornings, when I come downstairs. We also hang mistletoe and holly around the house and decorate the table with flowers. This is why I give Christmas flowers as gifts. I want my friends and family to enjoy that feeling that Spring is not long away and cherish the greenery and lovely scents from them.
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The time has come when I need to find a new family car. I’m not keen on shopping for cars, which is why I have put it off for so long. However the old girl has done e great service for the past eight years. So it got me thinking what do I want in my next car? I no longer have need for space to carry buggies and bulky car seats as the boys are bigger and I have no plans for any more. So what would make our perfect family car?
What I want in a family car
- I would love a smaller car that is easier to park
- In a colour that doesn’t show the dirt
- With car upholstery that is easy to clean
- A good stereo
- Fuel efficient
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The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in and temperatures have definitely dropped. It’s time to turn on the lights, draw the curtains and flick on the heating. Most of our house is easy to heat, but one room is much harder. Here are some tips on keeping your kitchen warm this winter.
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I love having plants in the house. A touch of greenery, lifts a room. Plus they improve the air quality in the house. Since we’ve lived together, hubby and I have amassed quite a collection of plants around the house. However watering the plants doesn’t seem to be either of our jobs and often we find a droopy plant in the living room. So these Plantpal watering globes could be just the thing to avoid an argument and a dead houseplant! Continue reading “PlantPal review and giveaway”
We’ve lived in our current house for nearly five years now and although we have no plans to move in the foreseeable future. It doesn’t stop me plotting how I’d like my next house to look. Especially what my dream kitchen would be.
We have decided that the next move will be our last and we want to make sure it has everything we need. Continue reading “My dream kitchen plans and checklist”
I love entertaining at home. Given the choice of going out for a meal or having people over. 9 times out of 10 I prefer to have people over. Not only does it take the stress of if I will get gutened when I’m out but also I much prefer the relaxed atmosphere you get feeding friends and family at home. Over the years our entertaining has improved, with a larger kitchen and a wider cooking repertoire. Now we also have the perfect kitchen accessories with the Vremi Espresso and wine preserver. To start and finish our meal with too.
Why do you need to preserve wine?
Not everyone in our family agrees on what is the best wine to drink with our meals. We had robust red drinkers, rose lovers and dry crisp white flavours. So having a wine preserver is a handy way of keeping that half bottle fresh for up to ten days. It has a vacuum pump which makes it quick and easy to seal the bottle. Plus it has a dial on it so you can turn it to the date it was sealed and then you never miss out on the cheeky extra glass.
After dinner Vremi Espresso
Once dinner is over, hubby loves to finish his meal with a coffee. I must admit I’m not a fan of drinking coffee. Being much more of a tea drinker. But I do love the smell of fresh coffee being made. This Espresso maker looks so lovely in our black and white kitchen. Filling the downstairs with that great aroma. Easy to use and suitable for lots of different stove tops. It’s a great way to end a fab meal.
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