Thursday, 13 May 2021

5 Eco-Friendly Bed Frame Choices for the Conscious Sleeper

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Have you been looking for an environmentally friendly bed frame but don`t know where to start? Well fear not as we have done all the research for you to help you make the best decision for you, after all we all love a good nights sleep, right? 

In this blog post, we will explore what makes a bed eco-friendly and what the top key elements to consider are. Then once you are on your way to a greener sleeping sanctuary, we will look at 5 of the most eco-friendly bed frame choices.

Monday, 10 May 2021

Hobby to Job - How I Turned my Blog into a Job Around the Kids

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When I fell pregnant with my first baby it was very unexpected. I was working full time in the retail sector and despite being exhausted all the time, I worked right up until about one week before my baby boy was finally born. Once he came along there were so many big changes to our lives with one of those being my job. I wasn't sure how I was going to juggle a baby with a return to work and quickly discovered just how difficult that transition is for so many parents. 

I spent so much time stressing about how I would make it work, I had a baby to care for and bills to pay and whilst my husband was working full time, we couldn't just rely on his wages. But as many parents will know child care is very costly and sometimes it can feel like you work just to pay for childcare which is extremely frustrating. I felt stuck in an impossible situation until I realised my hobby could actually help me make money! 

Friday, 7 May 2021

Rent or Buy - The Pros, Cons and Making the Right Choice for You

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Moving into a new home is a big deal for anyone, especially when it is your first home or a home where you intend to start a family etc. There are so many things to think about when choosing your home such as where you want to live, how many bedrooms, commuting etc. But there is one other big thing to think about before any of that, will you be renting or looking to get a mortgage? Of course there are pros and cons to both so it is important to work out what is right for you in the long term.

As someone who has rented for over 10 years and is currently looking to purchase our first home, I wanted to share with you some of the pros and cons to both renting and buying a house to help you decide what might be best for you. 

Friday, 30 April 2021

Raising a Family - The Hidden Costs and How to Save Money

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It is no secret that having children can be costly, in fact the cost of raising a family can be a big deciding factor for people when choosing when to start a family. But until you have children it can be hard to know exactly how much money you will need and lots of unexpected costs soon creep in to surprise us. 

I like to think I am quite organised, I love a good spreadsheet and I try to be thrifty and save money where I can but I don't think anything can prepare you for the costs of starting a family and all of the hidden costs that come with having children. 

Monday, 19 April 2021

Keeping the Kids Entertained on Long Road Trips

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With restrictions slowly lifting and travel looking more and more likely to be allowed this summer, many of us have turned our attention to planning family holidays and day trips. We have so many beautiful places to explore right here in the UK we really are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to go and things to see. There are also lots of different ways to see them. From trains, coaches and public transport to driving yourself, but one thing that they all have in common is having to keep the kids entertained on the trip! 

We have all been there, 10 minutes into a several hour trip and the kids ask "are we nearly there yet" and it never really stops until you get to your destination! I think we can all relate as even as adults we can find long trips boring and a little tedious, especially if there is a lot of straight roads or motorway! So below I have shared some of our top tips on keeping the kids happy and entertained on long car trips.

Family Travel in the UK with a Bailey of Bristol Motorhome

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I know I'm not alone in saying how much I am looking forward to restrictions slowly lifting and even more so about the possibility to be able to travel a little further than our local area. Of course, it must be done with caution and we cannot forget to stay safe, wear masks etc. and use our common sense. But after cancelled holidays and missed trips last year, I'm really looking forward to exploring with the kids more this year. In fact, the break has made me realise just how much we love and appreciate our holidays even more! 

Whilst restrictions are lifting, travelling abroad still has a huge question mark hanging over it and we already know there will be many countries we cannot travel to. But honestly, we have so many fantastic spaces right on our doorstep, so I am more than happy sticking with the beautiful UK for all our holidays this year! There is something for everyone from stunning beaches to action-packed holiday resorts all here in the UK. And the best way to see them all has to be a motorhome: a home from home on wheels that can travel up and down the country in comfort and style. 

Thursday, 15 April 2021

How Could Homeowners Benefit from Renting or Buying a Storage Container?

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It is common to see businesses renting or buying storage containers for secured, off-site storage, but they can be quite useful for homeowners as well. Anyone looking to add secured space to their property without spending a small fortune in home renovations stands to benefit from renting or buying a storage container.

They can be used to store almost anything within an enclosed space, or you can even turn one into a home office. We will quickly go through a few common, domestic uses of storage units next to provide a better idea regarding how and when they can be useful in a residential setting.