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About Me Hi, my name is Abby. Like so many other people, I was brought up with stories of how the world used to be so different. For years, I suffered through these tales, some involving what must have been exaggerated to appear either so arduous or conversely so sweet. I imagine there were a few thrown in close to the truth, for good measure, but who knows Read More ...

Hire a Mountain Guide To Head Off Piste This Winter

Hire a Mountain Guide To Head Off Piste This Winter As lucky as we have been over the last few glorious months, the summer is drawing to a close and it’s time to look forward to trips over the winter months to keep us amused until the spring. If you’re currently putting together a ski trip for you and your buddies then there will always be much debate over where to go depending upon cost, travel options, snow reliability, terrain and of course ability. The first few of these...

Importance of Dining Tables

Importance of Dining Tables Dining tables are often the centre of a kitchen or eating space in a home, providing a comfortable place for the family to sit down for dinner and discuss their day. This type of furniture also has other uses, however: the main one being as a place of entertainment. Whether you’re throwing a dinner party for friends, cooking a celebratory meal for a family birthday, hosting a poker night, holding a cheese and wine evening or any...

Throwing House Parties in a Snap

Throwing House Parties in a Snap Ideas for decor, games, food, and refreshments I’m a homebody who loves to spend my weekends basking in the comforts of my own home. I value my privacy as I go about my chores, while reading a my favourite Jane Austen novels, or when I simply relax by the porch. But these aren’t my favourite past times, as I’m also fond of holding house parties. If you’re not too confident in throwing such an event at home, here are some...

A Well Organised Safari in Australia

A Well Organised Safari in Australia There’s nothing quite like a well organised Safari. You get to experience the great outdoors with an experienced guide, ready to reveal its wonders to you. Plus working with an established tour company will ensure that you get the most out of your limited time. Australia’s rugged wilderness makes for some truly spectacular safaris, and Adventure Tours Australia are always worth investigating. They offer safaris tours all...

A Conservatory for 2013

A Conservatory for 2013 Your Dad’s wedged between the TV and the bookshelf. Your Mum’s looking uncomfortable on the beanbag.  When it comes to trying to seat guests at a family get-together, your once-spacious-looking lounge can suddenly seem to shrink as you try to squeeze everybody in. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you had a room you could use just for entertaining? If you get started now you could have a great entertainment space in time for...

Creative Ideas For Improving Your Living Room

Creative Ideas For Improving Your Living Room When updating your living space, particularly in the winter months, it is a good idea to brighten the room and make the most of the natural light that is available. If you are looking to make you living room a bit cosier, or simply want to revamp it with a more modern look, then there are some elegant ideas that will not break the bank. Pick a single wall of your living room and choose a burnt colour for it that will add vibrancy and...

How to Refinance your Home

How to Refinance your Home Now may be the opportune time to look at refinancing your mortgage. Many borrowers will be coming to the end of their two or three year fixed rate mortgage loans that were set up at the height of the property boom in 2006/7. Finding the right option is crucial now that the market has radically changed. You must do your research to find out what deals are available. Despite the credit crunch there are still some attractive deals out...

Money Saving Tips

Money Saving Tips The lessons learnt from this recent recession will be long lasting. One of the key learning points is the need to generate a cash buffer on which to live just in case things go unexpectedly wrong with the family finances. Many experts recommend a savings pot equivalent to at least 6 months of normal expenditure in order to allow you time to find another job or source of income and make the necessary adjustments to your lifestyle so as...

Curvaceous Seating

Curvaceous Seating Are you a fan of interior design? Fashion For Home offer stylish, minimalist furniture to get your interior design hearts pumping. A personal favourite of mine is their curvaceous Wimbledon Beige Armchair. Designed by the talented bunch at Studio Copenhagen, a company focused on contemporary urban design this surely is a piece that you can’t miss out on. The extreme comfort it offers is matched by it’s sensual, flowing...

Holiday Clothing Guide

Holiday Clothing Guide Nowadays there are so many clothing makes and brands out there aimed specifically at whatever type of holiday you are going on. From summer surf wear to winter skiing, hiking and climbing gear to relaxing on the beach wear, you will find many companies specialising in holiday clothing. While on many vacations you can wear exactly as you would at home for the same seasonal weather conditions, there are many types of holidays which...

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