Tuesday 28 December 2021

Valencia ~ Reasons Why It Should Be On Your Travel List

Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, is a delicious combination of modern architecture and medieval sanctuary! A mixture of old and new buildings, giving it an extraordinary, unique feeling. These are the reasons that will make you want to visit it!!!

Valencia white stone sign

4 Perks To Buying A Brand New Home

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If you’re a home buyer then chances are you may be torn between buying an older property or something new such as a house that is currently in development. Over the last few years new builds have risen in popularity, sometimes you’ll even find that apartment-style homes are being sold out before they’re even finished being built! There are a lot of questions and concerns for homebuyers about getting a brand new home. 

Will it look good? Can it stand the tests of time? Are they safe? Are they even eco-friendly?

There are a whole array of questions that are being asked and it’s completely understandable too! Newer built homes are coming out at a much faster rate so of course there will be questions about it. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, last-time buyer or anything in between, this post will get you the answers you need!

Picture of a new home, with wood cladding and large windows

Saturday 25 December 2021

12 Budget Friendly Ways To Treat Yourself This Christmas

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According to research, Christmas shopping in the UK started as early as October 2021. Many people look forward to this season as it is an opportunity to wrap up the year on a joyful note. You may have gotten gifts for everyone else but yourself. You may also be occupied with last minute plans and family traditions, forgetting to include yourself in your plans. However, you can pamper yourself without breaking the bank. 

Here are some easy ideas to help you treat yourself this season.

A red flatlay with some wrapped gifts and a pinboard that says 'it's beginning to cost a lot like Christmas'

Thursday 23 December 2021

3 Ways To Learn New Things In 2022

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As Christmas creeps ever closer, the New Year is almost upon us.

And with it, an onslaught of New Year’s Resolutions. Losing weight, quitting smoking and saving money are amongst the most common, whilst others may direct their efforts towards finding a new job or moving house.

You might have your sights set on growing new skills to take your career to the next level. Or you may simply be looking to learn something new for your own enjoyment.

Whatever your goals for 2022, the benefits of mastering a new skill, whether for professional growth or a personal hobby, are many. With that in mind, these are just five fantastic opportunities to learn something new this New Year.

Overhead shot of someone sitting at a laptop with a pile of books, notepad

Friday 17 December 2021

Christmas At Wollaton


Christmas is right around the corner and we've been looking to do something a little festive! So many things though have ended up cancelled or availability lessened because of a certain virus doing the rounds.

A couple of the things we did have planned had to be cancelled because of a positive test in our house! Once we were able to roam free again we were keen to get in the Christmas mood!! So when the team behind Christmas at Wollaton contacted us and asked if we'd like to experience their very special Christmas lights there was a big.......YES......from all of us.

A georgian house with a light projection on it

Saturday 4 December 2021

Things May Be Hard Right Now But That Doesn't Make You A Bad Parent

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Parenting is hard. In fact it’s one of the hardest things that you are ever going to do. One of the reasons for this is that you are always wondering if you are doing it right and that on its own is exhausting. Add in kids who are wild and free, couple that with the other things going on in your life and it all becomes a big madness. A madness that you love, but a madness nonetheless. Sometimes, things get particularly difficult. You may find yourself losing your patience a little quicker or not doing as much with your kids as you usually do but we’re going to let you in on a secret and that’s the fact that it’s okay. You are not a bad parent for feeling human emotions.

Outdoor shot showing lower halves of adult and child in outdoor clothes