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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 ...

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...

How to Sew in a Name Label

How to Sew in a Name Label The list of uses for woven labels is endless. From labelling children’s school clothes to marking an elderly parent’s belongings in a care home, name labels can be used for almost anything. There is a wide range of different name labels available on the market and they definitely come to the forefront of every parent’s mind at back-to-school time. Iron-on labels and name pens provide a quick way to label possessions,...

Andalucia Travel Guide

Andalucia Travel Guide Andalucia is the most Southerly region of Spain and typically the home of the country’s most ‘typical’ cultural experiences. You can find a number of carriers operating between key Canadian destinations and Granada (the closest airport to Sierra Nevada) from a number of airlines. Visitors often come to witness the classic symbols of Spain – tapas, bullfighting, flamenco…even the guitar, which all began...

Caring for Children’s Furniture

Caring for Children’s Furniture Children can be rough on furniture, there’s no question. However, just because your kids might make a mess or get things dirty does not mean that you cannot buy beautiful furniture and keep it looking nice. The key is to buy high-quality pieces that can stand up to a little rough-housing, to teach kids to respect the things you put in their rooms and to use good, solid, non-toxic cleaning products in order to keep the room...

Designer Doors for the Home

Designer Doors for the Home When planning an extension to your home there are many different elements to consider, including room layouts. However, to really make a difference to your living space it’s important to give some thought to the furnishings and fittings, in particular the internal doors available that will work best with the overall look and feel of the room. With so much to think about, such as taking extension planning advice and following it,...

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