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    Developing Your Green Fingers – What Will You Need?


    I bloody love the summer, I do. Lighter mornings make it easier to get out of bed, lighter evenings make the day last longer, and it’s warm and bright. There’s literally nothing I hate about summer (except wasps, nobody likes wasps).


    This year, I have been determined that I was going to make the most of the sunshine months. The first part of this year was a bit of a dark one for me and so the summer for me was very much needed – I am always a better version of myself when the temperatures rise and the sun shines, I’m more proactive, I’m happier and I feel like I come to life.

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    5 Things That Made Me Happy This Week


    It’s been such a long time since I sat down with my laptop; around 6 weeks in fact, and long enough that I couldn’t remember my password when I tried to turn it on! But, time is just an illusion etc etc and I’m here now, so that’s all that matters.


    Life in the past month and a half has been full on – it was Year End for my company so my days have been stuffed full of work and by the time I’ve got home my brain has been a sleepy puddle and stringing together a sentence near-on impossible. We’ve also had 2 weddings (1 in Italy), a baby shower, Ben’s birthday and various other events and occasions which have taken up our weekends, so all in all, the opportunity to sit down and blog just hasn’t been there.


    That said, I have plenty to share in the coming weeks and with our social calendar slowing down a little bit, I should get some more quality blogging time!

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    Homesense’s English Garden Essentials


    Homewares. Oh, Homewares, how I love you.


    Whether it’s looking for accessories to add character to a room, bedding to make our little sleep nest more cosy, or glassware and crockery to make dining a little bit more special, I am ALL OVER IT.


    However, having lived in flats for the majority of my time since moving out of my parents’, I’ve never paid much attention to bits and pieces for the garden as they were something I had no need for. But all that has changed and now and, as I undertake a complete garden makeover, my mind is well and truly focussed on the outdoors.


    Being in rented accommodation, as I’ve said before, we don’t want to spend too much money on anything that will be left behind, but we plan to be in our house for a good few years to come (all being well) and so I think a little bit of expenditure is a good investment.

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    Keeping A Clean House With Pets


    My love for my pets is no secret. My Instagram feed is full of pictures of them and whenever I get the chance, I’ll talk to people about them. They’re my favourite things in the world and I love them more than I can put into words.


    But, with summer coming and the temperatures rising, the past week or so I’ve really noticed an increase in the amount of fur they’re shedding as they lose their winter coats, and I’m now fighting my annual battle to keep my house as un-fluffy as possible!


    Having 3 animals, people often ask me how I keep on top of cleanliness, and having had pets of my own for over 10-years now, I thought I’d share some of my top tips for keeping a clean house with pets.

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    When’s It My Turn To Win The Lottery?


    “I need to win the lottery…”


    If I had a pound for every time I’d said that, I wouldn’t need to win it…


    To be fair, I think it’s something we have all said at some point. When we’re in need of a holiday, hating our job, wishing we had a better house, or trying to pay debts off, there’s no denying that a little windfall and a cash injection would change life for the majority of us.

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    5 Things That Made Me Happy This Week (Week 20, 2017)


    I am in an absolutely sterling mood today. ABSOLUTELY STERLING. I had a broken sleep, have a busy day ahead in the office, and it’s teeming down with rain outside, but I’m feeling really very perky indeed.


    I’m fairly certain the reason I’m so chipper is because I have so much going on in the coming weeks and so many plans that I can’t help but be really excited for! Three weddings, a trip somewhere sunny, Rachael’s baby on the way and her baby shower, more gardening, nights out with friends, blogging events, Ben’s birthday, my birthday and a couple of weeks off of work… it’s going to be an absolute blinder of a few months and I’m really looking forward to it!


    However, let’s stop gazing in to the future for a short while and have a backward glance to the week just past and some of the things that have been making me smile.

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