July 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 July 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.   Monday 1st: Purchase all of your needed occasion cards for the month of August. Tuesday 2nd: Organiser and de-clutter one draw in your kitchen Wednesday 3rd: Today is BBQ day! Why not treat yourself to a[Read more]

Easy Organised Cleaning Routine

Easy organised cleaning routine and free checklist to download

I am not a fan of cleaning and quite frankly I do question the honesty of anyone who says that they actually enjoy it! There are so many things which I would rather be doing than scrubbing my kitchen floor! Quite often women, in particular, are guilt-tripped into believing that they should have a perfectly spotless show home. Women often feel that they are responsible for doing it all as well and this really annoys me.   Firstly, a home should[Read more]

February 2019 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 February 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. Friday 1st – Get ahead on any greeting cards you need by planning out who and what you need to buy for in the months of February and March plus a couple of[Read more]

Idea list and a new community Facebook group!

Desk, hands typing, surrounded by stationary.

Back by popular demand, I am bringing back the Idea List and this time I am creating a facebook group to go alongside it.  The Idea List For those who are new to the blog, the Idea List is a list of ideas (suggestions), which aim to encourage you to organise your home, your life and also to remember to have some fun each month. It will be published on the blog near the end of each month so that[Read more]

Happy planning

A large happy planner, some sticker books and a smiley face

Those who regularly read my blog will probably know that I do love to plan and I love stationery! About three years ago I discovered the Happy Planner range by MAMBI which is an American company. They are now more available in the UK as to when I first found them which is good. I fell in love with their planners and stickers which you use with the planners so I thought that I would share my love for the[Read more]

Have an organised start to the day

Mornings can be chaotic, especially when you have children to contend with as well! I am not a morning person so I knew that I needed to take action to help my mornings run more smoothly. There were many occasions in the past when I would be up late, not be able to find things that we needed and I would be dressing the girls and find that they had stains on their outfits or the outfit I wanted to[Read more]

Do you know the difference between use by and best before dates?

According to the UK Food Standards Agency the ‘use by’ date is all about the safety of eating the food, so if the packaging has a ‘use by’ date, then you should never eat it once that date has passed as it is not safe to do so. Even if the food looks or smells ok, it could have bacteria in it which could cause serious illness. However, the ‘best before date’ is all about the quality of the food and[Read more]

5 tips to writing a great library based dissertation

Writing any type of dissertation can be a very daunting task and for me, I was absolutely terrified of the whole idea as I just felt that it was something that only really smart academics could achieve, so I had a battle with my mind before I had even started. Most dissertations require the student to conduct a research study and collect the data themselves, but for a social work degree, you can choose to either do the former or to undertake[Read more]

January 2015

January has been a strange month as I have been quite unwell which has made it difficult to get going again after all of the Christmas festivities.  It has been a month of planning ahead which is lots of fun. We have booked our summer holiday for July, a camping trip in May and a weekend in Yarmouth at Easter, along with a few fun days out along the way. We have celebrated LJ’s 17th birthday and I have been[Read more]

Resolutions 14/15

Last year I set myself three new year resolutions which I’m ashamed to say that I failed big time to complete! I set myself the challenges of 1) Giving up smoking.                                                 2) Losing a minimum of three stone in weight.                                    [Read more]