DIY & Tips

  • 5 tips for hosting your own Great British Bake Off garden party

    With the summer comes the warm weather, an array of garden parties and BBQs and, of course, the return of the Great British Bake Off! The nation’s favourite baking show is set to return this August, with plenty of opportunities to learn tips and tricks from both the contestants and the judges.
  • 5 Pinterest craft ideas for the Bank Holiday Weekend

    This summer holiday has absolutely flown by and it doesn't seem possible that the kids will soon be back to school. With the bank holiday weekend fast approaching, we thought we would find some craft ideas to keep the family busy this weekend and of course into the last week of the holiday.

    The sunshine has not been our friend this holiday so we'll make sure there's plenty to do inside too! Continue reading

  • Your Travel Checklist

    Planning a holiday? Think you know everything you’ll need before you go? Let’s see if we can add any ideas to your own checklist.

    1. Plan

    We talk a lot about planning (we do love it) and you can’t have even started to think about planning a trip without some form of plan. We prefer a written list rather than using an app but everyone is different. I have used a traveller’s notebook to plan our family summer holiday, it’s easy to grab when I suddenly think of something to write down. Writing lists will become a formality when you need a packing list for all the family! Continue reading

  • 5 Activities to do this Summer

    Summer seems to finally be here now in the UK and we are busy planning our summer holidays. Have you planned yours? Here's a few of our ideas that can help you plan the best summer for you and your family.
  • 5 Father's Day Gift Ideas

    This year Father's Day is on Sunday the 18th of June. Have you planned your gifts yet? We've come up with some ideas that might help you decide.

    Personalised Gifts

    There are many gift companies now offering many gifts to be personalised either with a simple "Dad" or on other items they allow a much longer personalised touch. Think about your Dad's hobbies and what he might like personalised. A popular choice normally involves their favourite sport. Football, golf and F1 offer a great deal of merchandise that can be personal and at this time of year, companies are very used to any requests. Continue reading

  • Make a handmade card for Mother's Day

    So where do you go for ideas? We've put together a list of where we find inspiration for our crafting ideas but in particular of course, for Mother's Day.
  • 5 Crafts for Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is coming soon and we thought we’d help you with some handmade activities for you and your children to get involved in. We love handmade because really brings in the personal side – nothing generic or repetitive! Have you decided what you’re going to make yet? If not, then read on for some ideas to help you plan your creative love!
  • 10 ideas for your festive party

    We thought we'd throw some ideas for your party as there's a chance you might be hosting one over the festive period. Don't forget New Year's Eve too!
  • Making and Writing The Best Gift Tags

    You are probably feeling one of three ways at the moment; full of festive cheer and enjoying making Christmas start early, or maybe you’re feeling slightly like The Grinch, it is only November! Or maybe you’re feeling a little like how I feel, that you’re looking forward to December to start but you’re still enjoying the November colours and will celebrate Christmas when you’re ready.
  • 7 Ways To Embrace Autumn

    I think Autumn is my favourite of all the seasons, there's something very comforting about getting to this point of the year. Possibly because the schools are back after the summer break and we can focus on the last months of the year. With Halloween and Christmas now not so far away, let's look at the ways we can enjoy this time of year;

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