One Million Not Out

I was looking at my blog stats the other day after noticing that my organic traffic has dropped by two-thirds for some unknown reason – yeah, thanks for that Google. Although pretty bloody annoying for someone making money online, my eyes were drawn to something else which made me feel better – my all time […]

Review: Leisure Cuisinemaster (CS100F520) Dual Fuel Range Cooker

During the second half of 2019, we decided to go ahead with building work to renovate the downstairs of our house. The big change being that we planned to convert our integrated garage, knock through to the existing living room and move the kitchen from the back of our house into the newly converted garage. […]

The Importance Of Having A Will As A Parent

There’s nothing which makes me feel more like an adult than planning for my family’s future. This is particularly true when having to consider what’ll happen to my loved ones left behind should I die. I don’t plan on meeting my untimely end anytime soon, but it’s going to happen to us all at some […]

Review: NETGEAR Orbi RBK53 AC3000 Tri-band Mesh WiFi System

As our homes and lives become more technology enabled, having fast and reliable home WiFi is now a must-have rather than a nice-to-have. Sure, it might be a bit ‘First World problems’, but internet connectivity is pivotal to many of the things we do each day. From sending emails to listening to music to watching […]

Review: A Half-Term Family Break To Shorefield Country Park, Hampshire

During October half-term, we were invited by Shorefield Holidays to stay at one of their holiday parks in Hampshire. After checking out the options, we went with the multi-award-winning Shorefield Country Park located at Milford On Sea. The county has become one of our go-to places for short UK breaks over recent years, so we were […]

Making DIY Gingerbread Men Christmas Decorations With Bosch

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Bosch DIY and Garden with a challenge. They asked if I wanted to put my (lack of) craftmanship skills to the test to undertake “an easy, small scale DIY project” which used Bosch power tools, including the new and updated Bosch IXO screwdriver. With grand designs […]

Review And Giveaway: WAKEcup Zero Waste Lunch Set (RRP £40)

It’s giveaway time! I’ve teamed up with WAKEcup to offer one lucky winner the chance to get their hands on a Zero Waste Lunch Set, which consists of a vegan lunch bag, and a reusable water bottle, coffee cup and straw. To enter the giveaway, simply login to Rafflecopter below and follow the instructions. Before […]

…And We’re Off To Wembley!

Parenting is full of milestones. One that I was able to tick off with L the other weekend was her first, proper football match as we headed down to Wembley to watch England vs Germany in an International Women’s Friendly. OK, so that’s a lie. Sorry. Technically it was her second proper football match – […]

Review: Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Camera, Audio Doorbell And Smart Chime

Although I’m confident that our home is covered when it comes to security, monitoring and protection, less can be said about my folks’ house. They have a wired house alarm and CCTV, but these are outdated and arguably no longer fit for purpose. It also means that they haven’t benefited from the emergence of smart […]