Housekeeping and cleaning tips

How to save money at Easter

How to save money at Easter

With Easter fast approaching, you may be wondering how you can save money at this expensive time of year. Granted, it might not be as expensive as Christmas, but there’s still quite a lot to spend. If you’re looking to cut back, while still enjoying the holiday then below you’ll find some of the best

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Benefits of having good neighbours

Benefits of having good neighbours

Oooh there is someone new moving in at number 24! Are you the one stood behind the window twitching your curtains, vowing you will have as little to do with them as you do everyone else? Or are you running over armed with a beaming smile and a cup of sugar before they have even

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keeping kids busy

Keeping kids busy

Keeping the little people occupied is a constant drain on parental creativity. And sanity. Here are some tried and tested ideas to engage kids of all ages. Your presence and attention may still be in demand, but these ideas will help to keep your activities varied, and the kids interested for longer. In theory, anyway!

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Simple ways to make your clothes look more expensive

Simple ways to make your clothes look more expensive

Designer gear is unaffordable for the average parent, and frankly, too much of an impracticality for day-to-day life. But the high street is full of perfect garments for every day and evening wear; with a bit of ingenuity these items can be enhanced and made to look a million dollars. Made to Measure on a

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room makeover on a budget

Room makeover on a budget

You can’t turn the telly on these days without seeing a lifestyle programme about houses. Do Up Your House, Sell Your House, Redecorate Your House. While we all know these are not real shows, you get the point I’m trying to make. I love nothing more than a fix of home improvement TV, but it

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choosing the right pet for your family

Choosing the right pet for your family

Pets are great. They offer love, companionship and loads more besides. But in order to get the most from a furry friend, you have to make sure you choose the right one. If you’re looking to add to your family then you may be interested in our guide to choosing the right pet for your

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