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How To Save Water (and Money) for Free!

We recently had a free visit from Anglian Water, to show us how to save water. I do worry about how much we use, when I have to do a load of washing every day, just to keep on top of it! I asked for a visit here and a couple of weeks later, a very nice chap turned up, clutching a tool box full of goodies. First, he looked at the meter for a few minutes, to check we didn’t have a water leak. We don’t, phew!

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Ava

The ghost of technology past

This evening I was reading Ava “All For One” by Jill Murphy. It’s a pretty old book we got at the library. I had to explain to her what a video was: I just checked the publication date, thinking it would be from the 80s. Nope, it’s from 2002!  

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Downstairs Cloakroom Makeover: From Drab To Fab

I thought it was about time I posted some pictures of our home. Most of it is in a semi-finished state. But we have almost finished the downstairs loo, hoorah! Our Cloakroom Makeover Reveal: After Our Cloakroom Makeover Reveal: Before When we moved in, it had a greenish/grey toilet and sink and  ...

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Ava, House to Home

Experiments with crayons

This morning I discovered that Ava had drawn on her sheet and bed with green crayon. “I wanted to see if it worked on the pink too. I tried to get it off with lick on my finger but it didn’t work. Sorry mum.” How she snuck a crayon into her room is a mystery, but these things  ...

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Ava, My Favourite Family

The birds and the bees

This evening when I was giving Ava a bath, she asked how babies are made. Slightly unexpected! I kept my composure though, and gave her a few lines about mummy having a tiny egg and daddy having tiny seeds. She seemed satisfied with that, but I feel there will be more questions to come!

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Beauty Boosts

Beauty on a Budget: 1

Why is it that all your beauty products run out at once? This week I have been spectacularly unlucky: over the past few days my day cream, primer and facial scrub have all run out, I’ve had to cut open my facial cleansing balm to get out the last few day’s worth,  my night cream is  ...

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Things I Love

My 1st Facebook profile picture

I’m not sure what’s going on with everyone changing their profile pictures to their first one. But I like it. Though it does make me realise how long I’ve been addicted… seven and a half years! To begin with, I only went on to Facebook just after my wedding, to see what  ...

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Thea

Baby love

I whispered “I love you” in Thea’s ear and she reached up, squeezed my neck with her chubby arms, and whispered back: “I wuv you.” Cue heart melting.

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