Spring garden inspiration | Wish list

Spring garden inspiration with Fishpools

April is here, spring is upon us, which means lots of long days spent in the garden are ahead. With Jacob being at school now, and Noah now going to nursery for three mornings a week, I will also have the garden all to myself for a few hours a week – heaven! Well, I will be sharing it with a dog now, also…

We moved into this house one and a half years ago, and have done quite a bit of work on the garden already; but, we still don’t have it near where we want it. I know we will get there eventually though, and I hope we can put some work into it this summer, so it is all ready for us to enjoy completely next year! Read more

My Christmas wish list | with The Works

My Christmas wish list with The Works

I know. I mentioned the Christmas word. Yep, I said it again. But, I’m one of those people who starts getting excited about Christmas in September, so you’re lucky it’s taken me this long, really! Not so much Christmas present shopping, but I love browsing and buying everything else Christmas; books, decorations, crafts, movies – I could spend a fortune! I love visiting our local The Works as they stock so many bargain bits & pieces, and I find them great for gifts, also.

I’ve recently been browsing the Christmas section of The Works website and have put together a little wishlist. Just in case anybody is planning already, like me. 😉 I do have an even longer list in my head though!

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My Office Basics Wish-List

Office Basics Wish List VELUX

When we moved home back in September last year, we gained a lot more space than we had previously in our 2 bed flat and we didn’t even have space for a computer table, let alone a complete office. We had planned on making one of our rooms into an office, but the boys’ space became priority and so we still don’t have an office (it became a play room instead!), but we do now have a computer table, which is progress! It is still in a small space, but I am planning on making it nice & cosy for both us to use – me for my blogging, and hubby for his games.

We’re all dreamers though aren’t we, and if we don’t have our ideal space, we are nearly always dreaming about what it would be like. I would love a loft office with a slanted roof to have a VELUX blind, it would feel like a proper little hideaway! This is what I would imagine my office to be like: Read more

Five men’s shoe styles for summer

men's shoes

Never mind the children, but if your husband or partner is anything like mine, then they go through shoes like nobody’s business! I think the main reason for this though, is that he always buys cheap shoes and as he has problems with the arch of his foot, he wears through them really quickly so doesn’t like to buy really expensive ones although I guess they would last longer if they were better quality.

There is so much choice of men’s shoes on the MandM Direct website and with being discounted, they are still a similar price to what he would usually pay but they look much better quality! Though he usually goes for comfort over style, he always asks for my opinion on his purchases but I have bought him shoes previously that I have chosen myself, and luckily he liked them.  Read more

My Valentine’s Tech Wish List

Valentine's tech wish list

I’m sure we all know that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner as we cannot avoid the masses of chocolate, teddies and flowers popping up everywhere – but I don’t want any of that! I must admit I am usually rather anti-Valentine but if somebody my husband was to surprise me with a gift of something from the tech world, I would be over the moon at that! You can give me that over hearts & flowers any day. Just in case my husband is watching, here are the top three items on my tech wish list:

Panasonic Lumix Compact Cameras
The only camera I use nowadays is my phone camera but as good as it is, I would love a separate portable camera. A DSLR or a bridge are great but chunky to haul about, so one of these would be great for those days where I want to take amazing photos but also want something small to carry about. Read more