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free days out in gloucestershire
Family
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Free days out in Gloucestershire

Free days out in Gloucestershire are actually quite easy to find. I know that we are very lucky to live in such a beautiful county, which means that there are always plenty of opportunities to go out and explore. We love a free day out and the great thing about Gloucestershire is that there are […]

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self employed
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Money

Self Employed – My first day

I am now officially self employed after wanting to take the plunge for quite a while. Today has been my first day of working from home and it’s been lovely. I know it won’t always be plain sailing but if today isn’t anything to go by then it will be the best move I’ve ever […]

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Family

Birthdays, cakes and parties

September is a month of birthdays in our family. We have quite a few of them. Lottie celebrates hers on the 11th, hubby has his on the 14th. Both of hubby’s parents celebrate theirs and so does my dad. It makes it a pretty busy month as well but it’s all fun! Lot’s of cakes, […]

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back to school
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Money

Back to School – How to make it cheaper

It’s hard to believe that the kids will go back to school next week. Another summer has flown by very quickly, probably because I’ve been off work as well. Back to school season can get very expensive though. New school uniform needs to be brought. School shoes need to be purchased and it all adds […]

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pocket money
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Money

Pocket Money- Should we give it to our kids?

Pocket Money! Should we be giving it? Do you give your children pocket money? This is an issue that we have been thinking about quite a bit recently. Lottie is definitely old enough to start learning about the true value of money. We have been wondering whether giving her a small amount of pocket money […]

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Butlins
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Reviews

Butlins – a review of our week away

Butlins is the one family holiday that we always do every year. We’ve been going for the last 4 years now with my in-laws for the same week every August. With this in mind it means that we know Butlins well, and all it has to offer. I thought that today I would write a […]

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broken foot
Family

I’ve broken my foot and it just wont heal

I think I’ve mentioned a few times that I have a broken foot and it doesn’t seem to want to get better. To be exact I have a fracture of them 5th metatarsal. It was broken on 11th May 2018 and in the middle of August 2018 it is still very broken. I’m still wearing […]

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three discovery
Family
Reviews

Three Discovery experience – Garageband

Three Discovery invited Lottie and I to their Swansea discovery centre for Lottie to participate in one of their junior discovery sessions. I chose the Garageband session for her because Lottie loves music and singing. Plus she loves her iPad so it seemed like an ideal fit. Garageband is basically a totally free app that […]

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PCOS
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Personal Growth

Living with PCOS – How it affects my life

I thought today I would post about my struggles with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).  I’m writing the post because recently my weight has ballooned (I’ve had a pretty rubbish few months and I am an emotional eater!) so right now my symptoms are out of control and I know I’ll be blogging about my efforts. […]

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Family

15 ways to stop the kids getting bored in the holidays

Getting bored is probably one of the biggest complaints of most children throughout the summer holidays. They have six weeks of having to find their own entertainment instead of relying on the structure of a school day to keep them from getting bored. However, with a little bit of organisation there is no need for […]

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