The Undeniable Benefits of Adding Some Colour to Your Workplace 

Business owners often underestimate the need for good office decoration. The office design directly affects the mood of the workers and can affect business in many ways. Along with other things such as light, temperature, etc. the thing that has a profound impact on the employee’s moods is the colour scheme of the office place. Recent studies on the colour psychology have revealed some interesting facts. It has been seen that some colours influence the mood of the workers positively and make them more productivity while some colours do just the opposite. To help you choose the colours of your… [Read More]

Is a franchise right for you?

October 11th this year will by my one year self-employment anniversary. I can’t quite believe that I’m self-employed, but I have to say that it’s one of the best decisions I ever made. After accepting redundancy back in 2017, I wasn’t sure what my future would hold. Having worked for a company for 13 years, the majority of which was full time, I then went down to part time after my children were born. I thought that I’d be able to find a part time job that suited my family and I easily, but sadly that wasn’t the case. I… [Read More]

Winter Home Improvements

I don’t what it is about Spring and Winter that always make me look at my home in a new light, but something does. These two seasons signal the start and end of the year. Spring sees new life come into the world. Darkness lifts and the sky becomes a little brighter in the mornings. Winter sees the year draw to a close. Cosy fires lit, families snuggling under blankets, and of course a visit from the big man in red! I always find that these two seasons make me want to make changes to my home. Some more drastic… [Read More]

How to build a garden pond

Earlier this year my husband and I decided to get our six year old twins their first pet. Ideally we wanted a cat, but our landlord wasn’t keen on this idea, but he did suggest a goldfish perhaps or a rabbit. After much deliberation we decided on a rabbit! Our girls named him Snuggles, and he’s become a big part of our family. Since introducing a rabbit to our children, they’ve become more and more interested in animals. Initially they loved learning all about rabbits. I’d look online for random facts about them to tell our girls. For example, did… [Read More]

Teenage life now compared to the nineties

Being a teenager in the 21st century is tough. Teens have a lot to contend with nowadays in comparison to when I was a teen back in 90s. Back then Facebook didn’t exist. It was all about MSN messenger and chatrooms. There was no Instagram, and You Tube didn’t even exist either! I bet teenagers of today are wondering what we used to do without all these social networking platforms! Well, believe it or not, we mostly met up with our friends in real life and either played in the park, went over each others houses or went bowling, to… [Read More]

Book Review: Million Love Songs

This year, I’ve re-discovered my love of reading. Some of the books I’ve read have been disappointing, but most have been enjoyable. My favourite book of 2018 is Million Love Songs by Carole Matthews. The description on the back of the book reads as follows: Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She’s single for the first time in years and she’s going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she’s looking for is a serious relationship. Mason represents everything Ruby wants right now: he’s… [Read More]

How much life insurance do parents need?

It seems like for most of us our disposable income is constantly being squeezed. As a result, our regular outgoings, such as utility bills, TV subscriptions and food shopping need to be monitored and where possible savings made. But what about our life insurance cover? As a parent, I appreciate how important life insurance is in order to protect the financial future of our loved ones. But how do we ensure our life insurance is as comprehensive and cost-effective as possible? We asked the award-winning broker Reassured to help identify how much life insurance to take out and importantly how… [Read More]

Raising Butterflies with InsectLore

At the beginning of the summer holidays, I wrote a post detailing how we’d be trying to complete as many of the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 activities. One of the things on the list was to raise a butterfly. After my sister did this last year using a kit from InsectLore, I decided to do the same thing. After ordering the kit online from Amazon, we needed to send off for our caterpillars. You can choose the date they get sent out to you. Our caterpillars arrived quickly and our girls were very excited!… [Read More]

Five ways dads can make the most of the last few weeks of the summer holidays

Guest post Author Bio Han-Son runs DaddiLife – a parenting website for dads, with tips, stories and advice for the modern day dad covering things to do, health, lifestyle and more. Check them out on Facebook and Instagram. Five ways dads can make the most of the last few weeks of the summer holidays The summer holidays can be tiring, we know. By now you’re probably exhausted! It can be hard when they’re at school to find enough quality time to spend with them, so it’s important to make the most of the summer holidays – and as there are… [Read More]

Review: Back to School with ASDA

With the new school term almost upon us, I’ve teamed up with Asda’s Tonypandy store to showcase their new back to school range. Like many parents we don’t like to spend a fortune on new school uniforms, but at the same time we want to ensure that the items we buy for our children are good quality and will last them for as long as possible. With this in mind I decided to review the following items from ASDA: Black Ombre Shower Resistant Hooded Jacket Coral Foil Print Shower Resistant Hooded Mac Girls White Scallop School Polo Shirt 5 Pack… [Read More]