Around the world in 2018 | a luxury travel bucket list

Destination2 travel bucket list

Photo by Christine Roy on Unsplash

Though the title says, as much as I would love to travel around the world in 2018, it most definitely is not going to happen. In fact, we haven’t even travelled out of the UK for almost ten years. So the boys have never been abroad, but I would love to broaden their travel horizons and give them some amazing experiences. Even myself, I’ve only been as far as the Canary Islands, and that’s when I was a teenager. So yeah, quite a while ago…

The lovely people over at Destination2 have asked me to put together a travel bucket list for 2018; though this is likely to blend into many many years. As much as I love taking the boys on holiday, when they’re all grown up and left home, we will be back to grown up trips away – the relaxing type 😉 It wasn’t hard for me to come up with a bucket list, as I am constantly adding to places I would love to visit, in my head! Read more

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