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REVIEW: A Personalised Wedding Anniversary Frame

It was our wedding anniversary this week: Dr Pink and I have been married for nine years. But in all that time, we have never printed any of our wedding photos, apart from a tiny one in our downstairs loo. I know, how bad is that? So when Bespoke & Oak Co got in touch about reviewing* something from their site, I thought it would be great to order a picture of us, when we looked our best, on our wedding day. We are not one for big photos of ourselves on our walls, so when I found the  ...

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Things I Love

My Top 5 Father’s Day Gifts from £10

Father’s Day. It can be a tricky one to buy for can’t it? Well, I find it difficult anyway, as neither my dad, nor Ryan like golf or football, which most Father’s Day gifts seem to involve. Last year, I got the girls to decorate plates and baked them in the oven. They really enjoyed it, and Ryan liked them too. But we can’t do that every year. So here are some ideas I have found for the Dads and Granddads in your life. Let’s show them how much we love them, and  ...

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Christmas, Make & Do, Recipes

Quick Christmas Gift Recipe: Peppermint ‘bark’

Here’s a super easy ‘Peppermint Bark’ recipe from my sister Debbie.  It’s perfect for wrapping up in pretty paper or bags and giving to teachers, neighbours, or anyone else who deserves a festive treat. Best of all, it doesn’t need baking and only has four ingredients! How to Make Peppermint Bark You will need: 200g dark chocolate 200g milk chocolate 100g white chocolate 12 candy canes First melt about 200g dark chocolate in a bain Marie (a bowl over a saucepan  ...

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Crafts, House to Home, Make & Do, Things I Love

DIY present idea for a teenage girl

Teenagers’ birthday presents. Is it just me or are these the hardest ones to do well at? (Maybe other than the Father-in-Law!) It was our niece’s thirteenth birthday this week. She’s not really a kid anymore, but not grown up. I normally play it safe with vouchers but this year I was informed that she’s interested in decorating her room and is into shabby chic. So I took a trip to The Range to pick up some picture frames, and set Ava to work drawing her a picture to  ...

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