Pet photography tips for winter

Have you put your camera away for winter? If so you’re not alone; I’ve certainly been avoiding taking photos for a while. While I find


The Christmas Book

Did you ever read ‘The Christmas Book’ as a child? I am reading it right now! I’ve been treated to a couple of pre-Christmas gifts so


Styling a coffee table three ways

Coffee tables tend to be rather simple, there’s not much more to them than a certain shape at a certain height, so you can really

Art & Photography

Map Geek – Land by Anthony Gormley

I can’t believe it, we’re nearly at the school half-term holidays again! Where did the last 7 weeks go? If you’ve got children of school


My money-saving tips for students

It wasn’t too long ago that I was starting university. I packed up a car with all my worldly goods and moved myself to the other

Events & Entertainment

Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair

Sewing, paper craft, baking, upcycling, embroidery, felting, scrapbooking, jewellery, quilting, DIY, cake decorating, decoupage, knitting, art and teddy-bear making (my favourite!). And that’s just for starters. Yes, on Saturday

Events & Entertainment

Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair

Have you heard about The Handmade Fair? Even though I write a thrifty blog every week, subscribe to craft magazines and love a bit of


Share your serenity – Reading

“Me time.” It’s something that we all want more of but is the most scarce “time” of all. It usually comes after work, when all

Inspiration & Quotes

Summer holiday plans & goals

With schools all around the country kicking off their summer holiday today, it’s got me thinking about my plans for the next couple of months

Special Occasions

Fathers Day Gift Inspiration

There’s just one week to go until Father’s Day – did you know it was coming up on the 21st June? I always feel like

Thrifty gifts

Summer Essentials 2015

Now that we are well into the swing of June I can confidently say that summer is here. While the weather may not always be


A beautiful bouquet for the holidays

It’s half term this week and I’m taking a little time off with my husband. We having a lovely break, full of days out and delicious

Art & Photography

DIY Polaroid bunting project

I once lost a whole load of photos when my mobile phone died. It was before the days of the ‘cloud’ (which I’m still not


Freshening up the living room this spring

With the sun breaking through the clouds this week, I’ve been feeling the urge to spring clean and improve my home. It’s always at this time of year that I start thinking about decorating and wishing that I had a bigger budget to make some changes…

Inspiration & Quotes

My favourite mugs

If you’ve ever browsed my blog you’ll know how much I love a nice cup of tea and I think it’s important to stop work


New year, new hair

Each time that I’m planning a trip to the hairdressers I think that I’ll go for something different, but I always chicken out at the

Good Causes

Dryathlon – My first weekend

On the first of January I signed up for the Dryathlon challenge to help raise money for Cancer Research UK and already there have been

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