Make My Blinds – Review

I’ve always hated our kitchen blinds. They were put up as a cheap “put me on” solution when we had our kitchen extension done eight years ago and were just plain black roller blinds. They did the job but they looked pretty ugly and had faded badly over the years so when we started on our mission to redecorate the kitchen and living room last autumn, I knew we had to replace them. Our kitchen and living room is fairly open plan – in fact much of the natural light in our living room comes from one of the kitchen windows and a small Velux in the kitchen ceiling. I’ve complained many times that our living room is really dark and we have done everything we can to lift it including installing a smart lighting system from Philips Hue which allows us to have bright white light during the day…

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Aldi Kit for Schools

Aldi Kit for Schools

This September, Aldi have launched a really exciting campaign offering schools across the UK the chance to win £20,000 through it’s new Kit For … View Post
Work At Home Mum Guilt

Work At Home Mum Guilt

Mum Guilt isn’t something I usually buy into. Most of the time I just accept I’m doing the very best I can. … View Post
Nixplay Seed Smart Photo Frame – Review

Nixplay Seed Smart Photo Frame – Review

Every now and again you come across a product and think, “I know someone that would be perfect for” – as soon as I read … View Post
Back to school, back to normal

Back to school, back to normal

It feels customary now to come home from the first school run of the new academic year and write about our summer and the … View Post
Catgill Farm Campsite, Bolton Abbey – Review

Catgill Farm Campsite, Bolton Abbey – Review

It is becoming something of a Butler / Burgess tradition to spend the last weekend of the school holidays camping together. It’s a really … View Post
Our Family – August 2019

Our Family – August 2019

As you’d expect, August has been a flurry of sunshine, ice cream and days out with friends – as well as a week at … View Post