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Halloween decorations for every budget

Halloween is on its way! 🎃💛 Which, if you didn’t know already, is my favourite holiday. I love when the shops start putting their Halloween ranges out! Even more so if they do it before putting out their Christmas ranges. 😉 Haha. We always decorate the house for Halloween, ever since my sister and I were children. We had both indoor and outdoor decorations, a carved pumpkin (of course) and I’ve kept up the tradition since moving out 5 years ago. Here are a few of the Halloween items I’ve found that I’m loving this year. I’ve tried to include Read More…

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Moving back in with your parents as an adult. 

Moving back in with your parents as an adult can seem like a huge step backwards, you may feel like you’re losing your independence and you may experience ridicule or teasing from friends or other family members. Luckily the latter hasn’t happened for me but I think I would miss living in my own place. In reality, moving back home maybe the last thing you thought you’d do, but you’re doing it because you’re working towards a goal and have a family willing to offer you some support.  For us, it’s the right decision and will help us achieve our Read More…

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Can’t decide which Christmas film to watch?

In our house we can never decide which Christmas film to watch and often discussions get quite heated! It’s silly really. This year we decided to let fate decide and put the name of every Christmas film we enjoy on a piece of card, folded it up and placed it in a little stocking that will live by our tv for the festive season. The idea is that whenever we want to watch a Christmas film this season, we will randomly draw one from the stocking. So far it’s working out very well and we like the surprise. So far Read More…

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Monthly budget and finance recording

We reviewed our finances recently and set ourselves a monthly budget; my aim is to be debt free (student loan, credit cards) in 12 – 19 months and we’ve talked about starting to save for a house deposit afterwards. I’ve previously spoken about some of the things I do to help budget (see my food shopping on a budget, clothes shopping on a budget and budgeting posts), which I still use, but after recording our finances we found we were spending a lot of our budget on food shopping or meals out and thought about ways to cut back. We Read More…

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First Aid Kit Essentials

Having a first aid kit in your home or car probably isn’t something you’d classify as an essential, until something happens and you find your without it when you need it. I had one first aid kit in my house; there was one in my car but it needs replenishing. Here’s is one of mine: Fun but practical 🙂 I’ve been a qualified first aider for 3 years now, following are my recommendations / first aid kit essentials for your home first aid kit using the knowledge I’ve gained from my training and occasions I’ve needed to use my skills. Read More…

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2015 – Three months in

Hard to believe we’re three months in to 2015 already! The past few months have really flown by for me and a lot of changes have happened in my personal life fairly quickly… Split up with Artur Moved out Moved above a commercial premises, albeit temporarily Started dating Went to London on a whim – basically it was 4am and my new partner (Ryan) and I decided to hop on the next National Express bus to London. We went to the National History Museum, The Science Museum, Harrod’s (where we both had, probably, the best sausage rolls ever) and Hamley’s. Read More…