Home Security While Travelling – The Dos and Don’ts

Door Key

Before travelling away, don’t forget to protect your home from burglary. Empty homes are more likely to be burgled, so extra measures should be taken to reduce the risk of returning to an emptied home. Here are some of the top dos and don’ts to protect your home while away: Do try to make your property appear occupied. Burglars normally avoid occupied properties and as a result, they will think twice before breaking into your home if there is a… Continue Reading “Home Security While Travelling – The Dos and Don’ts”

Brightening up the home for spring

Divan Bed

Winter is finally on its way out-of-town and my thoughts have turned to freshening up the home in time for the warmer and brighter weather. Over the winter we indulged in new brushed cotton bedding for all the family, which is perfect for the chilly winter months, but now things are warming up, we definitely need some less Scandinavian and cooler. One of the most inexpensive and effective ways to bring spring into your home is to incorporate splashes of… Continue Reading “Brightening up the home for spring”

Yale Security Made Simple Campaign

Yale

With independent statistics producer, the Office for National Statistics, recently revealing an 8% rise in the level of burglaries in 2017 compared to figures from the previous year, it’s now more important than ever that homeowners take on board the necessary precautions to keep their home safe. Home security is very important to us and not only do we have an alarm system fitted on our house, we have also taken other security measures like outdoor security lighting, Philips Hue… Continue Reading “Yale Security Made Simple Campaign”

Getting Green in the Garden

Planting

With spring officially sprung and summer just around the corner, it is the perfect time to get the kids out into the garden for some fresh air and mud time rather than screen time. Growing up I spent many a spring day with my grandpa in his allotment, mixing up compost and helping him plant seeds for the summer and beyond.  He grew a mix of vegetables and flowers, which led to my favourite summer activity of picking bouquets of… Continue Reading “Getting Green in the Garden”

Gift Ideas for a Sugar-Free Easter

Kingston Lacy Bluebells

Now that we are into the month of March, my attentions have turned towards Easter and cannot believe it is only 4 weeks away! Like all kids, mine love nothing more than a visit from the Easter Bunny with some chocolate eggs but when you have friends and family buying them chocolate treats, and joining in with Easter egg hunts it can all get a bit much and the chocolate starts taking over the house. A few years ago, Hubby… Continue Reading “Gift Ideas for a Sugar-Free Easter”