June 13, 2019

A dinosaur themed toddler bedroom: Moodboard

Image credit: GLTC.co.uk One of the hardest rooms to leave behind when we sold our first family home had to be our little boys’ nursery. Planning and decorating it was such a happy time, and there isn’t a thing I would have changed about it (Apart from the awkward layout!) However, it’s time to move on, and with our new house purchase in progress, we’ve…

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June 10, 2019

A family friendly stay with Novotel Liverpool

The last few months have been hard-going, packing up and moving house has been stressful, and saying goodbye to our first family home was emotional to say the least. Of course, it was all with good reason, but that didn’t necessarily make it any easier. So when Novotel offered us a night away, we were excited to make the most of some family time, and…

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May 14, 2019

Goodbye to our first home!

Our house officially belongs to someone else, and it is the strangest feeling! The home we moved into as newlyweds, celebrated so many occasions in, and brought our baby home to, is no longer ours. Our completion day seemed to arrive all of a sudden, and before we knew it, we were packed and saying goodbye. There’s no time to mope around though, as we’re…

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March 28, 2019

An easy ‘Naked’ cake… that won’t break the bank

Buying cakes is an expensive business, and with a busy year for birthdays, I decided it was time to have a go at upping my game. Pretty but elegant, naked cakes are the perfect choice for a special occasion, so I decided to have a go at one myself… with an ombre surprise inside. Wanting to keep things simple, I followed Mary Berry’s Victoria sponge…

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February 21, 2019

Five ways to make viewings easier

When we put our cottage on the market, I really underestimated how much work go into getting our home ready for a viewing. I assumed it would be the same as a quick tidy round, and a few fresh flowers, but it turned out to be so much more than that. After a few viewings we developed a bit of a routine, which really helped…

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