On the move: Is it finally happening?

So after the moving trials of 2013, we re-started the house buying / selling process earlier this year. This resulted in the usual expected frustrations of negotiations, mortgage applications and all the other tedious and trying activities that come with moving. However, we finally exchanged on our sale and purchase yesterday! After the weeks of anxiety and stress, I’m feeling a weight off my shoulders knowing that this is as confident as I can be that the move will go

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A wee bit of website work

On Saturday H decided to have a long nap after lunch. Sam was busy on his laptop so I decided to spend some time on mine, to take a break from house work and tidying. It’s been quite some time since I’ve done that. In fact I think it was in the week or so before H was born that I really spent any proper time on my laptop (in a last ditch attempt to get my site converted to

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6 ways to keep on top of things

If I had my way, our house would always be neat, clean and dust free. All of the drawers and cupboards would be organised and wouldn’t have anything out-of-date, unused or broken in them. The below quotation from William Morris sums up my ideal ethos really well: If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. Unfortunately life

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6 ways to look after yourself when you have a baby

Whilst it might seem as though I have sufficient time since I am on maternity leave, in fact these days I struggle to get much done on some days. Looking after a small person is time-consuming on a good day; Throw in a bout of illness or a bad temper and even grabbing a drink can be tough. I doubt as a mother I am alone in sometimes finding it hard to get time for myself. There is always something

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How was skipping so easy as a kid?

There are two trends (or kid ‘fads’!) that I particularly remember from primary school. The first is lo lo balls (mine was yellow with a black circle) and the second is luminous skipping ropes with black handles. My friends and I all had them. We spent so much time skipping during break times and after school. We could skip normally, super fast, backwards, doing that cross-your-hands-in-front-of you thing. We also used to skip with two people turning the rope for

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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