Lifestyle May 26, 2017

Great ways to explore the garden with your children

A great way for your child to learn more about the world around them is to spend more time out in the garden. Introducing them to new plants and wildlife, giving them the opportunity to touch, taste and smell new things, will broaden their knowledge and help to keep their busy minds active.

Lifestyle May 25, 2017

Top 10 useless baby items

Did you know it costs a whopping £230,000 to raise a child until the age of 21? That’s more than the cost of the average house! In comparison the baby years are relatively cheap compared to what’s to come – nursery fee’s, school trips, driving lessons….it’s easy to see how you can reach that eye watering figure without even realising it.

Lifestyle May 20, 2017

Life with a newborn baby

‘Ok you’re all good to go!’ said the midwife. We’d been sitting around for what felt like hours waiting for all the necessary forms to be filled in and taking obligatory selfies with our new baby, but those words still came a bit out of the blue. Buckling Max into his brand new car seat took us 30 minutes!!

Lifestyle May 19, 2017

Finding the perfect property – How to move house

Buying a new house isn’t what most people would consider to be fun. Not only is it stressful and time consuming, if you’ve never done it before it can be hard to know where to even start. Once you’ve picked out your perfect house in the perfect area you might think that the hardest part is over – but unfortunately it’s only just beginning!

Lifestyle May 19, 2017

Rustic and modern kitchen design ideas

You’ve just purchased your home, you’re expecting your first child and you want to do a total revamp of the kitchen before the little one is born. You’re in a more rural area than you were before, and you feel like the style should match.

Lifestyle May 19, 2017

How to achieve a glamorous yet practical home

Making your home look and feel more glamorous is a great way to get more enjoyment out of it. However balancing glamour with practicality can make things a little tricky if you’re a parent. You want to make your home look sleek and beautiful, but you don’t want it to be full of things that are just there for looks.

Lifestyle May 16, 2017

Easy ways to makeover your home

Time and money can both be precious. Most people have good intentions of doing weekend DIY, but quite often just the thought of spending all weekend with a paintbrush in your hand is enough to put you off the task. Here I’ve come up with some quick and easy ways to makeover your home. They won’t break the bank and you’ll see instant results.

Lifestyle May 15, 2017

The kids are alright: Moving home with a little one

Moving home can be a stressful experience for anyone; it’s a big life transition. You have to face drastic change and unfamiliarity. From meeting new neighbours to working out which local shop is the best for you, there are so many little changes that will completely shift the dynamic of your everyday life.

Food May 13, 2017

Turkish Cuisine at Sheesh, Chigwell

The Sheesh experience starts from the moment you drive through the electric gates and are greeted by the complimentary valet team who safely take care of your car. As you walk towards the restaurant itself you get to take in all of the funky decor scattered around the outdoor seating area – how often do you see grand chandeliers hanging from treetops?

Lifestyle May 11, 2017

Financially planning ahead of having a baby

Planning for parenthood it isn’t all about buying tiny clothes or having those magical ultrasounds. Whilst those things are fun there are lots of other considerations too. Preparing for a baby can involve a lot of financial and emotional planning; trust me, I should know.