The Cost of Moving House

Moving house is an expensive business. This is something my husband and I know all too well. A few years ago we had to move house three times in just four years. The first time was when we lived in a block of flats. When our twin girls were born we soon realised that our cosy little flat just wasn’t big enough anymore. The second and third time was because our landlords decided to sell up. Yes, it’s fair to say that we have a very good idea of the cost of moving house. It doesn’t end there though, as… [Read More]

Five easy ways to take the stress out of moving house

Moving house can be a stressful time. I know just how stressful it can be. I’ve moved three times in the last six years and each time has presented new and different problems. Moving house with children in tow is also problematic as I’ve discovered on more than occasion. Here are some tips to help take the stress out of moving house. Pack one room at a time By packing each room one at a time, you can make unpacking when you move into your new home go a lot quicker. It means you won’t have to rifle through various… [Read More]

Coping With The Chaos Of Kids During The Big Move

Is there ever a hectic situation that your kids successfully make things less stressful instead of heaping more on? The search for that rarity continues. It certainly isn’t true of moving home. Moving can be both exciting and scary but all the activity and bustle can get your kids more than a little chaotic. How do you make sure they’re not only adding to the pressure of an already stressful time? Link to Photo Ensure they’re onboard Your child might not act out because they’re overstimulated, but rather because they’re naturally fearful about what’s happening. If you don’t take the… [Read More]

The Cost of Moving House: A Handy Calculator!

My husband and I have moved house more times than we care to mention. When we first moved in together, we rented a small two bedroom flat that was on the second floor of a block of flats. It served it’s purpose well, but I did miss having a garden. We had a balcony, but I never really went out there as it was very small. When we discovered that we were pregnant with twins, we knew we needed to find somewhere bigger to live. The thing is that didn’t actually happen until our twins were 11 months old. We… [Read More]

We're in our new house! Now it's time to tidy the garden!

It’s official we’re in our new house! It feels like it’s been a long time coming, but we’re in and now the hard work starts! We have a mountain of boxes that need to be unpacked which I’m not looking forward too!  Thankfully my husband will probably do most of it, which means the garden will be left to me! I love my garden and don’t mind getting my hands dirty, but our new garden has a pretty big tree hanging over the back fence which has left a lot of leaves on the grass!  I think a leaf blower… [Read More]

Life’s not fair

Life’s not fair. I’m pretty sure that’s a statement that everyone has said at some point in their life whether they’re young, old, rich or poor and it’s true. Life simply isn’t fair. I lost my mum to cancer when I was 18 years old. My twin sister and I had to watch as she gradually got worse. She lost a lot of weight, as well as her appetite and her hair. She lost her spark. She used to be so upbeat, energetic, so positive, but ovarian cancer took all of that away from her. How is that fair? How… [Read More]

Tips for moving house with children

Moving house can be a pretty stressful time. From packing all of your belongings to signing contracts, arranging insurance and everything else that’s involved. If you’re moving house with children it can be even more stressful. Trust me, I know! My husband and I have moved house twice since having our children. The first time around our twins were 11 months old and second time around they had just turned three years old. Both times were very different, but the one thing they had in common was that it was fairly stressless! The infographic below contains some fantastic tips for… [Read More]

Grieving definitely doesn’t get any easier

In 2005 mum passed away. She left behind a husband and two daughters. She’d fought ovarian cancer for years. When she passed away people would tell me that this feeling of emptiness, loneliness and great sadness would gradually fade away into a terrible memory. I would get over it. The truth? I’ll never get over it. I mean how am I meant to get over it? It doesn’t make any sense. She was 50 years old. She had everything in front her. I resent elderly people moaning about their lives. You’re still alive! Enjoy it! Make the most of it!… [Read More]

Yay and no yay!

Yay! First, the good news! We are moving! Woo hoo! If you follow me on twitter, then it’s possible you may know that we live in a 2 bed flat on the third floor and that the people living underneath us, are very inconsiderate. They are noisy and I have no idea what the noise is. It doesn’t bother me so much in the day because there is nothing I can do about it, but at 10pm, 12am, 2am, 3am, 5am….yeah, then it bothers me because it wakes our girls.  I don’t know what the noise is. It sounds like… [Read More]