I know we’re still in the throes of winter, but planning is key right?! I love the Summer months, the long days, the sunshine, the beautiful colours in the garden, it’s such a lovely season. It’s easy to see why people enjoy bringing some aspects of the outdoors indoors so it can be enjoyed all year round. In fact, it was a popular trend for 2016, and one that’s being carried through to 2017. If you have thought about jumping…

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Do you have a dark room in your home? A room that doesn’t get much natural light and that’s rather gloomy? Unfortunately for me, I have two such rooms. My bedroom and my living room both tend to stay a little dark, this is even more apparent in the winter months when it gets darker earlier. And because I work from home, finding somewhere with natural light to work can be difficult – nobody wants to work in a gloomy…

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Working from home can be a little stressful because there are so many distractions and temptations. If you are sitting on the couch during working hours, you will more than likely be tempted to turn on the TV, text your friends or just chill out. However, a home office can change your mentality. Instead of being tempted to do all the things you know you shouldn’t be doing, you can simply close the door to your office, sit at your desk…

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Everyone knows that the arrival of a new year is a time for reflection and fresh starts. Many of us will be looking back at 2016 and thinking about what we could do differently to enable us to enjoy 2017 to the fullest. One very important part of this is considering our personal health. Often, we are so busy in our day-to-day lives that certain aspects of our health tend to fall by the wayside. The danger of doing this,…

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could keep your home looking great no matter what? I’m here to tell you a secret. You can! Yep, you can keep your home looking great even if you’ve not had the energy to tidy up one day. You can keep it looking great even if you have a handful of kids living with you. Here’s how! Assign Chores To Every Family Member Start by assigning chores to every family member. You should do…

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source When you’ve got lots of time off over Christmas and New Year, or throughout the rest of the year in general, what do you usually do? It’s likely that the answer to that is nothing. If you’re prone to living in pyjamas and refusing to leave the house, you might want to shake things up a little and adopt a new view instead! Why not thinking about having a staycation instead? You don’t have to make a lot of…

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source When you’re a car owner, you get used to giving your vehicle a routine checkup when it’s booked in for a MOT. It might be the law that we have to do that, but doesn’t it make you wonder why you take such good care of your vehicle and not other areas of your life? It may seem like all areas of your life are running well, but without a routine checkup, how can you really be sure? So,…

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When we think of holidays, we think of sunning it up on a beach somewhere far away. In truth, there are plenty of gems to discover right here in Britain. All it takes is a little research to find top holiday destinations, right on your doorstep. What could be better? You still get to enjoy some time away, but you don’t have to worry about booking flights to get there. Catching planes only adds unnecessary stress to your time away,…

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Contactless payment is a big thing now, and I’m sure the majority of you have used it at some point. I have to admit, it’s not something I used until very recently. There’s no particular reason for that, I just continued to use the chip and pin machines when shopping as I had always done. However, I was recently introduced to contactless payments through Boon. and I’m converted. It’s so easy, quick and safe! I came to try contactless payments when…

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