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The Feel-good Factor with Liz Earle

March 20, 2015

Liz Earle kindly asked if I’d put together a post for their ‘Feel-good factor’ blog this month; take a look at the post below, in which I’ve tried to include some tips and ideas about wellbeing, including home, food, fitness and travel! The Feel-good Factor with Anthea Turner Anthea Turner is a well-known television presenter and media personality. Having presented a variety of shows over the years – from Blue Peter to GMTV with Liz, she has a wealth of…

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Love my AirRam

November 4, 2014

I’m not a gadget person but I love my AirRam cordless and its little Gtech friend. I must have been amongst the first people to jump on these, first the upright and then the handheld. I promise you not a day goes by when one or the other are not use. Easy, light, clean, always there ready and willing. By far the best on the market and I wouldn’t want to be without either.…

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Candle fixation

September 16, 2014

I know I’m not alone with my Candle fixation. Wether they are aromatic or in lanterns candles just make a room twinkle and definitely add that homely relaxing touch. They also make a great gift, I bulk buy knowing that I’ll never be caught out, I can always pop one in a bag with a flurry of tissue and when I hand it over there will be a genuine smile and “Thank you” But why are some so expensive and…

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My 4 Golden Rules to a Perfect Home

September 3, 2014

1.     De-clutter big time. 2.     Clean like you’ve never cleaned before. 3.     Put systems in place to run the home. 4.     Make it cosy.  And Here’s Why. I’ve been making homes all of my life. The first one I can remember was under a tree. It had upended plant pots to sit on, a cardboard box for a table, hay stuffed pillow cases to sleep on and part of an old air vent for a cooker. Hours were spent entertaining in this makeshift house, and visitors…

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Top 10 Domestic Tips

September 1, 2014

These are little secrets and hinters that can help in day-to-day, domestic life. Some of the oldest ones are the most tried and tested. My Top 10 White Vinegar This is probably the most versatile housewife’s helper! Mildly acidic it can be used to clear grease, as a bleach, as a disinfectant and to help prevent the growth of mould. Its also a fantastic deodoriser. Lemons Along with sunlight, lemons are Nature’s bleach. A lemon has loads of uses and mixing the…

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Cosy Up – The personal touches that make a home

August 29, 2014

When it comes to creating a home, what makes you feel comfortable, relaxed and happy is the right choice for you. The style you choose for your decor, the accessories you select and the ornaments and pictures that add beauty and individuality are very personal. Take inspiration from the avalanche of advice to be found in interior design magazine but don’t be dominated by them. Certain looks or items may be this season’s ‘must have’ but if you hate them there’s no…

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Put systems in place to run the home

August 29, 2014

A friend of mine called Rev Stephen Chalk once said to me, “Discipline gives you freedom”. I don’t have time in my life to run round in circles and be a slave to my home so this is why I look for ways to make life easy. Time saving systems for the home will help a busy household run more efficiently. And most take no time at all to implement….. I don’t believe a busy household can run their lives…

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Spring Cleaning – How to get your house super clean!

August 29, 2014

Every home benefits from a really good clean once a year. And what better time than the spring, when the weather is warm enough to throw open the windows and blow away the cobwebs? (And if it’s not spring don’t think that’s a good enough excuse not to do it!!!) So, no matter what time of year it is a spring clean simply means getting to the places that your regular cleaning hasn’t reached. Plan the Campaign Walk around the…

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