Some of the loveliest and most memorable gifts come in the form of food from cheese and crackers to gourmet candies and baskets of wine and fruit. These typically come around the holidays and as a gift for a major life event such as a christening, an engagement party and of course baskets at retirement and bon voyage parties when friends and family are moving abroad. If you are considering sending food across the miles, there are some things you should remember when giving food as a gift. Yes, it’s a lovely present and will be enjoyed thoroughly but only if you understand that there are some things the recipient may not enjoy as much as you would expect. Read more
Our homes should be safe and secure for both our children and us. But all too often, this isn’t the case, and we put our kids at risk.
Many parents try to wrap their kids up in cotton wool. But this is only effective for a short period of time. It’s simply not possible for us to be there the whole time, making sure they’re not doing anything dangerous. The best way to approach safety at home is to give our children the skills that they need to keep themselves safe. Read more
The family home is more than just a space that you and your loved ones share and live in. It’s also an important way for a lot of us to show our particular tastes and make our surroundings suit us. Nowadays, there are all kinds of styles we can use for our home. The individual tastes of family members are going to affect their rooms, but as the home owner, you have the most say. So here’s how to accomplish that style you really want. Read more
As you may know from reading my earlier posts and from my instagram feed, we have a rescue cat. One of the many strays the teen found in various bins and on street corners when we lived in Spain. The four year old (and the teen) is desperate for another pet however, although I’m not sure our old Tom cat would appreciate a new addition to the family at the moment – he likes having all our attention to himself.
I only have to think of the costs involved in getting another pet and it’s enough to put me off the idea if I’m honest. But, if you’re thinking of getting your first pet, or perhaps adding a new addition to your family (of the furry rather than baby variety), here are just a few of the top considerations to bear in mind. Read more
DIY, renovations and other home building and construction projects are hard enough work when it’s just you and the builders! Once kids are involved, it steps up to another level!
Between keeping them safe and keeping them entertained, juggling both the project and your little ones can be hard work. After all, children can be just as demanding as grumpy builders and consistently late plumbers!
However, if you know these following tips, tricks, and hint, it can all go much smoother for everyone involved.