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11th December 2018The not so joyous part of painting your new house.

Let me tell you, it’s not all singing and dancing and flicking paint at one another as you giggle like the movies want you to believe. Instead, it’s me leaving Terry to paint the skirting in the bedroom and coming downstairs to sulk, sit on the plastic chair that’s currently residing in the hall and think “oh this will be a great post”! 

The Hunt For The Perfect Sideboard | Space Issues | Home Furnishing

One disadvantage about the house is lack of storage. We don’t have any cupboards apart from one that used to be the airing cupboard before we removed the tank. It'll eventually house towels in the top half since its next door to the bathroom, and cleaning appliances, such as the vacuum cleaner and mop etc at the bottom, purely because there is no where else to store them. Because of this, we’ve got to be smart about the pieces of furniture we chose and try to make the most of the space we do have.

House Survey Explained | Our Surveyor Missed A Problem With The House

Grab a cuppa, it’s going to be a long one… When you buy a property, one of the steps you have to go through before you can complete, is to get a survey done. For those of you who are completely new to the home-buying experience and are unaware of what this is, it’s when you hire a surveyor to go to the property and they check for things like; wall structure, damp, mould, uneven floors, poor windows, double glazing and so on.

Life Update | We're Buying A House

I’ve seen people do the ‘We Bought A House’ post and I thought I’d switch it up a bit a do a ‘We’re Buying A House’ instead! I had originally planned to do the first, but I feel like so much has happened during our process, it would just be a never-ending post. So with this one, I'll be summarising our experience as a whole and eventually, in time, I'll write separate post's relating to different stages in more detail.

Jo Malone Dupes | First Impressions | Aldi

Last year Aldi brought out a range of items that very closely resembled the Jo Malone collection. It was talked about everywhere, but by the time I managed to get myself to an Aldi store, it had all sold out! Since then, I've changed jobs and my new job has one just over the road. Because of that, I've become a bit of an Aldi addict the past few months and a colleague and I make it our duty to go at least once a week, when they get new stock in. At the beginnging of March we took our weekly trip to the store and to our surprise, they had their Jo Malone dupes in again. This time I wasn't missing out!!

Clayton Hotel | Overnight Stay In Birmingham | Review

Back before Christmas, Terry and I once again headed to Birmingham for the Christmas Market. We'd been the previous year and stayed at the lovely AC Hotel (read that review here) and although we really wanted to return last year, we thought we'd try somewhere new. After having a look online at some of the best reviews and locations within our budget, we decided to try Clayton hotel, (which is formally known as Hotel La Tour).

TV Series I've Watched Lately | All Available On Netflix | Part 3

As I've just finished yet another series, I thought it was time to recap over the past few months and share with you the shows I've been binging on. Let me just say that £7.99 spent each month, is the best £7.99 I've ever spent. I used to watch my shows on other sites, but the quality wasn't always there and unless I did a bit of research, I never knew what to watch next. So thank you Netflix for coming into my life! Please never leave me!!

Maybelline Tattoo Brow | Is It Really Worth The Hype?

Believe it or not this post was originally started back in September last year! I've been away from the blog for months and I'm finally going back through the drafts I started last year and getting them finished and uploaded. So although the Maybelline Tattoo Brow isn't a new product anymore as it's been out for a few months, I still wanted to share my own thoughts with you, as I've seen a lot of different opinions on this gel.

Starting A New Job | Bag Of Nerves | Its Normal To Feel That Way

I'm sat here writing this after just completing my first day, at a new job. As soon as I got home, I had the urge to write for the first time in a while and thought it best to do so while todays experience is still very fresh in my mind. I have a draft post sitting in my folder from August last year, on tips when attending an interview, so theres an indication of how long I havent really blogged for. Yes, I am aware I'm uploading the two in the wrong order, but I don't think it'll matter too much, so I'm just going to crack on..