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Month: June 2019

Grown out of it – a guest post

Grown out of it – a guest post

Recently I have discovered a wonderful local company called ‘Grown out of it’. A company that really impressed me with their ethos on recycling. I am delighted to share a guest post from Sharon and Michelle, explaining everything that they have done, please take a look and pop over to the website after reading, it’s such a fabulous concept. The UK based charity WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme) has estimated that £140 million worth of clothing goes into…

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Creating a mud free zone – Engineered wood flooring

Creating a mud free zone – Engineered wood flooring

Laying a new floor in a 400 year old cottage has its challenges. We love living in the countryside (you may have noticed). There are very few downsides to living in a field next to some woods with no neighbours for miles. One of the few, is mud.  All it takes is a couple of days of rain, 2 children, a dog and a cat to turn the kitchen into something resembling the front of the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. …

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Ferry travel with young children

Ferry travel with young children

We love taking the caravan to France and that involves getting the ferry. This Summer will be the fourth time we have done the journey. We have done it with the children at all different stages this time we will have a 4 year old and 10 year old to entertain which I am hoping will be easier than the toddler stage when she just wanted to keep moving all the time. Without a doubt the worst journey we had…

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Treating myself – a swimming costume review for UK swimwear

Treating myself – a swimming costume review for UK swimwear

I have had my swimming costume for years and my bikinis for even longer. It’s just not a priority for me, like most of my wardrobe my costumes date back to BK (before kids). Even though my daughter has a different swimming costume for every day of the week and my son the same, I have the one staple costume that comes out for the gym and holidays. When contacted by UK swimwear I initially hesitated as I don’t generally…

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