When we were driving around the Midlands looking for a family home two years ago one thing that Dave and I were pretty certain on was that we wanted a countryside location to settle into. Both of us had grown up in the countryside as children and as a result I guess we both feel more ‘at home’ in this kind…

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One of the best things about the summer is the vast choice of beautiful dresses on offer around our fantastic UK high street. I absolutely love slipping on a floaty dress and some pretty sandals for sunny occasions such as summer holidays, staycations or weekends out & about with the family. one pictured above – Next dress, £50 When the sun…

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Happy birthday Home Etc! When we first launched our link up – with my bestie, Caro from The Twinkle Diaries – we had no idea that it would still be going after a couple of years. Two years on and we’ve been supported by two amazing sponsors; first HomeSense and now Laura Ashley. Plus we’ve recruited two new lovely co-hosts — Kerry and Lins who’ll be…

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I go through colour phases, do you? I tend to buy something that I like and then keep on buying similar things along the same lines. Right now, current obsession is that I am absolutely head over heels in lust with summer white.

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So after all the complaining by MANY of us on social media at just how cold, wet and miserable the weather has been lately (SO grey outside) – out of the blue came the most glorious of weeks and a UK heatwave! The windows have been flung open of our family home, the freezer stocked up with ice lollies and our…

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