June idea list

Pad and pen. Chalk board with thought bubble drawn on and a light bulb in the bubble indicating an idea

Welcome to the June Idea List. If you are new to the blog you can read all about the Idea List and the accompanying Facebook group here. I hope you find it useful and if you join in, I would love to hear how you get on.                 Saturday 1st: Purchase all of your needed occasion cards for July.  Sunday 2nd: Organise your card storage and gift storage. Monday 3rd: Clean all of your remote controls[Read more]

Q is for Quotidian: Relationship A-Z

A calendar to illustrate occurring every day

Do what you did in the beginning of a relationship and there won’t be an end – Unknown The definition of the word Quotidian is ‘occurring every day’. In a good and happy relationship, there are a number of little things which should occur every day to keep the relationship strong and happy, so this seemed a good fit for the letter Q. Affection Showing your partner that you care is so important and easily achieved in small simple ways[Read more]

6 Quick and Easy Ways to Update Your Decor

Living room decor - a blue wall with white sofa and several items of wall art

Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest impact. The perfect time to refresh your home furnishings is any time, with or without a big home renovation budget. Here are six simple ways to modernise your space.   A fresh coat of paint (or wallpaper!) Any room can be instantly refreshed with a coat of paint. It’s almost shocking how much of an effect this can have! Brighten up the room with a trendy colour, mute a wild wall with[Read more]

P is for Priority: Relationship A-Z

Marking off a checklist to indicate priorities

When someone truly cares about you, they make an effort, not an excuse – unknown Something that I often hear from people who are in relationships, is that they always feel like they are the last priority with their partner and I think that it is really sad. If you are in a committed relationship, you should always be a top priority to your partner, just as they should be your first priority too. That is not to say that[Read more]

9 things I’ve learnt since home educating

Pencils for decoration and a girl wearing black outside in a wood

.I have now been home educating FJ for three months and I have learned a number of things since we began. I wanted to share these with you, especially if you are considering homeschooling your own children. When we first started this journey, I was terrified that I may have been making the wrong decision. We all love our children so much and in the back of my mind, I kept thinking, what if I am making the wrong decision[Read more]

How to Make Friends as an Adult

Adult friends sitting in the woods having a picnic with their dog

Making friends as an adult is something that I have struggled with a lot in my life and in fact, I still do. Regular blog readers will know how complex I find this area to be. I think that it is really difficult if you do not learn those social skills as a child and even harder if you work from home or are a stay at home mum, as your opportunities to meet people are so much more limited.[Read more]

Guest post from Thetwentyishmum

guest post

Bloggers Behind the Screens is a monthly interview series, where fellow bloggers come together to answer a series of questions on a specific theme. This is a chance to get acquainted with a whole range of bloggers, some of whom you may not have encountered before, and learn a little more about them! This month, we’re talking to bloggers about the very thing that makes them bloggers. Their blogs.    When did you start blogging and why? I started blogging[Read more]

O is for Originality: A-Z Relationships

Originality. Girl wearing checked shirt laying on her back holding sunglasses

A true relationship is two unperfect people refusing to give up on each other – Unknown. Originality Okay, so I might be reaching a little with the word originality, but it was very difficult to think of an O word! However, the definition of originality is the ability to think independently and creatively and I think that both of these qualities are needed in a good relationship.  Independent thinking Some couples lose their ability to think independently once they have[Read more]

My April News

April photographs. Easter egg hunt and three dogs

April has been a quiet month for us to be honest, but we have had some fantastic weather for April in the UK! Having said that, I do have a little bit of April news to share. We hosted big family game night On new years eve, we invited my mum and LJ and her partner around to play some games and see the new year in together which was lovely. This inspired my mum to host a family game[Read more]

My April 2019 Movie Review

April 2019 movie review

Welcome to my monthly movie feature! I am a big movie fan and I have a monthly cinema card. This means I can visit my local cinema as many times a month as time will allow, so I thought that I would give my thoughts on the films which I have watched each month. However, this is just my opinion! Shazam! A comedy superhero film with a difference. This superhero is actually a fourteen-year-old boy who changes into a fully grown[Read more]