April 25, 2014

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55 Natural Homemade Toiletries You Can Make Yourself!

      As the cost of living continues to rise and concerns about what we are putting into and onto our bodies increase, we … [Read more...]

55 Natural Homemade Toiletries You Can Make Yourself

Simple Tips for a Healthier Family

  Most people believe that our body and health is the most vulnerable during the autumn time, when the amount of sun goes down, as well as … [Read more...]

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Large Family of the Week – The Jeub Family!

    We have had the pleasure of getting to know this week's Large Family of the Week over the last couple of years. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]

Jeub Family

Patience is a virtue… just not ours

    We have waited patiently for the right time to move for years. For as long as I can remember - certainly at least a decade as … [Read more...]

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Around the World in 365 Days

  The rise of the gap year has been nothing short of stratospheric. With the rise of affordable air travel and cheap accommodation the only … [Read more...]

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55 Natural Homemade Toiletries You Can Make Yourself

55 Natural Homemade Toiletries You Can Make Yourself!

      As the cost of living continues to rise and concerns about what we are putting into and onto our bodies increase, we kill two birds with one stone* and bring you 55 … [Read More...]

Ripe apple with leaf

Simple Tips for a Healthier Family

  Most people believe that our body and health is the most vulnerable during the autumn time, when the amount of sun goes down, as well as the temperature. In fact, we have to take care … [Read More...]

Jeub Family

Large Family of the Week – The Jeub Family!

    We have had the pleasure of getting to know this week's Large Family of the Week over the last couple of years. Unfortunately, we haven't yet met in person, given that they're … [Read More...]

Hourglass

Patience is a virtue… just not ours

    We have waited patiently for the right time to move for years. For as long as I can remember - certainly at least a decade as I remember discussing it when Harry was a baby - … [Read More...]

Couple of backpackers looking at city map

Around the World in 365 Days

  The rise of the gap year has been nothing short of stratospheric. With the rise of affordable air travel and cheap accommodation the only hurdles in the way of people wanting to see the world … [Read More...]

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The 5 Best British Beaches For Your Summer Holiday

    With the climbing costs of living, increasing numbers of families are choosing to take a staycation rather than venturing abroad for their summer holiday. This summer is … [Read More...]

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Spring flower cake pops

    There is nothing quite like fresh flowers to let you know that spring has finally arrived. What better way to celebrate the end of winter than with a Cake Pop Flower … [Read More...]

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

      Simnel Cakes were originally made by servants and maids as gifts for their mothers when they returned home for what was usually their one holiday, Mothering Sunday. … [Read More...]

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Review: Gardening Lab for Kids

      With summer here once again one of the most important and magical things you can do is to grow your own vegetables and flowers. The one thing that makes it even … [Read More...]

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Sew, a needle pulling thread… the large family way!

    Eddie is our resident crafter. He always has several projects on the go and his creativity and imagination knows no bounds. This morning he set about making himself an eye … [Read More...]

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Large Family of the Week: The Rainford Family!

    This week's Large Family of the Week is the Rainford family from Wales. Read more about mum Joanne and the rest of the family here...   Introduce us to your family … [Read More...]

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Another step closer to living our dream…

      A couple of weeks ago we announced that the time had finally come for us to go and realise our long-held dream of living a more self-sufficient life.  For those … [Read More...]

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In Recipes:

spring flower cake pops

Spring flower cake pops

    There is nothing quite like fresh flowers to let you know that spring has finally arrived. What better way to celebrate the end of winter than with a Cake Pop Flower Bouquet?!   (Makes approximately 20 cake pops) Ingredients: For cake: 2 medium eggs 180g self raising flour 140g caster sugar 120g butter […]

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

      Simnel Cakes were originally made by servants and maids as gifts for their mothers when they returned home for what was usually their one holiday, Mothering Sunday. During these mid-Victorian times, the cakes would be decorated with flowers. The light fruit Simnel Cake which is now eaten during the Easter period contains […]

Easter Chick Cake Pops

Easter Chick Cake Pops

    Cake pops are a little different to your normal baked or homemade treats. With a little imagination and a tad more patience, the creative possibilities are endless. Making them takes place over several hours, requiring short bursts of effort rather than long periods of toil, making them perfect to dip and out of […]

Chocolate Pinwheels

Chocolate Pinwheels

    This is such a quick and easy recipe you just wouldn’t believe it. With only two ingredients and taking minutes to throw together, it’s a convenient and tasty treat that you can eat warm from the oven or cooled down – perfect for breakfast, lunch boxes or picnics alike.   Makes approximately 25 […]

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In Money:

55 Natural Homemade Toiletries You Can Make Yourself

55 Natural Homemade Toiletries You Can Make Yourself!

      As the cost of living continues to rise and concerns about what we are putting into and onto our bodies increase, we kill two birds with one stone* and bring you 55 homemade toiletries you can make yourself! All of these toiletry recipes are quick, easy and cheap to do, saving you […]

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New ISAs Explained: What do the ISA changes mean?

    The Chancellor recently announced that ISAs will be changing with effect from 1st July 2014. But why are they changing and what does this mean for savers?   What is an ISA and what does it do? ISAs are individual savings accounts which protect your hard saved cash from the taxman. All the […]

Child and Piggybank

Why saving regularly for your children is a bright idea

    As a parent you want what’s best for your children, from the moment they are born to the moment they leave home – and beyond. One way of helping them along their way when they reach adulthood, is to start saving regularly for them as they grow up.  Whatever their goals are, having […]

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Cost of Raising Your Children Through the Years

    So, you’re having a baby. Great, lucky you! You’ve probably got a lot on your mind. Will I be a good mother/father? Will it be healthy? What if it turns out to be that demon child from Rosemary’s Baby and brings about the End of Days? All legitimate concerns. What you may or […]

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In Travel:

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Around the World in 365 Days

  The rise of the gap year has been nothing short of stratospheric. With the rise of affordable air travel and cheap accommodation the only hurdles in the way of people wanting to see the world is time. With mortgages to think about, family ties and work on top of that, the average 30 year […]

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Edinburgh With The Kids

    Next time you fancy a weekend away with the family, why not take them to Edinburgh? Its compact size makes it an ideal city to get around with the kids and there are loads of good deals available on flights and train tickets. Accommodation for all of you needn’t break the bank either […]

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Europe’s Best Family Ski Holiday Resorts

    Ask any parent and they’ll agree that keeping the kids happy is vital for the enjoyment of a family holiday in the snow. Here’s our choice of 3 of the best family-friendly ski resorts for the ultimate adventure getaway!   Zermatt, Switzerland Zermatt, home of the Matterhorn, is not only frequently featured on lists […]

Vacation Concept. Spain. Beach Costa del Sol. Mediterranean Sea

7 Best Beaches in Costa del Sol

    Costa del Sol has a plethora of gorgeous resorts, high-end villas, bustling restaurant scene and plenty of choices for activities for your holiday. All those things are good to have and can really make for a truly memorable time with your loved ones. But let’s face it, that’s not how how this Spanish […]

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In Home & Garden:

Hourglass

Patience is a virtue… just not ours

    We have waited patiently for the right time to move for years. For as long as I can remember – certainly at least a decade as I remember discussing it when Harry was a baby – we’ve been making plans for a more self-sufficient life. We knew what we had to do in […]

countryside

Another step closer to living our dream…

      A couple of weeks ago we announced that the time had finally come for us to go and realise our long-held dream of living a more self-sufficient life.  For those who commented and emailed us to say that this part of our lives would make a great book – yes, we agree! […]

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How to install laminate wood flooring

    Once you have chosen and purchased the flooring that you require, you will need to fit it. You can do the job yourself relatively quickly and easily by using quality laminate flooring from Floorsave. Laminate flooring is far easier to fit than it was twenty years ago but there is still a process […]

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Cheap Garden Lighting Ideas that Look Great

      With the summer fighting to arrive, we’re ditching our living rooms and taking to the garden to soak up whatever sun we’re graced with this year. Therefore, getting your garden looking great is probably quite high on your agenda at this time of year, but with all the amazing stuff we all […]

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The Latest Reviews:

gardening lab for kids

Review: Gardening Lab for Kids

      With summer here once again one of the most important and magical things you can do is to grow your own vegetables and flowers. The one thing that makes it even better is doing it with your children! Gardening Lab for Kids is the newest gardening book published by Quarry. It’s filled with […]

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Review: Boycraft

  It’s hard to keep children entertained for little money, particularly on those rainy days. Boycraft – Loads of Things to Make For and With Boys (and Girls)  is full of crafts which boys (and girls!) will love, and best of all, they cost little to no money. Boycraft is a book written by Sara […]

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