Thirty Seven. I remember being in my teens and early twenties and thinking that 37 sounded so damn old. So close to 40, so far away from 25. But then, 25 sounded old when I was 18….. It’s all relative isn’t it?  You hear people, women especially, who say, once they reached a certain age they started to feel more comfortable with who they are. I’ve never really understood how that worked, for me, little miss anxious, I could never get how someone could suddenly…

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Ah Motherhood. The only job where, one minute, you feel like you’ve got it nailed, the next, you’re wondering how the hell you’re supposed to prepare these people for real life when you forget to make them breakfast. (This actually happened, much to my sons disgust, but don’t panic, he ate a perfectly healthy Nutella sandwich in the car and we weren’t even that late…..)  Most of the time I feel like I am winging it completely. Each day brings a new challenge that, I…

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Everyone knows that Winter has its strong points, right? Cosy nights in, roaring fires and thick jumpers, hot chocolates and of course Christmas! But when the festive season has been and gone, and the New Year celebrations are a distant memory, everything can feel a little flat. For me, I usually find that its my home that looks a little dull and tired, and all those little jobs that you’ve been putting off until after Christmas are suddenly looming large! Hardly helping your mood is…

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Love it or hate it, technology plays a huge part in our day to day lives in the 21st century. Most households have at least one computer, several smartphones, a tablet or two and a smart TV. When you add the peripherals such as printers, Bluetooth speakers and the voice-recognition systems that are the latest craze, you start to see just how much technology is surrounding us. And it all costs money, representing a drain on or monthly resources that we can ill afford. Yet…

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Living on a tight budget can be a frustrating. It is not hard to save enough money to buy something small. You could perhaps take a packed lunch to work for a couple of weeks instead of buying something in a local cafe. The problem is that this approach is not so effective when you want to do something big, like update your home. You can save, but it can take you months to pull together all of the funds you need. In that situation,…

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