We’re now all settled into our new house and I’ve been enjoying getting the place all nice and cosy ready for winter! The house is Victorian so the ceilings are really high and we have huge sash windows in each room, which sounds lovely but these quirky characteristics mean that it can get a bit chilly! We also have wood-effect laminate flooring throughout and minimal insulation in our original slate roof, so we needed to find ways to keep ourselves warm and feeling cosy – especially for winter! I’ve been doing some research on ways to keep the house nice…

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During our stay in Chester we spent some time at the gloriously festive Christmas Market! Chester Chistmas Market is free to enter and is on until 22nd December – so make sure you pop down there soon! It has over 60 traditional wooden chalets in the heart of the city centre right next to the cathedral. Don’t forget to give me a follow on Instagram (@victoriajane6) and check out my Chester highlight for more photos! The stalls sell a variety of unique, locally made produce, handmade crafts, Christmas decorations, jewellery, accessories and stocking fillers. It’s the perfect place to do…

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Sorry for the silence over on my blog lately – I’ve had a busy few weeks! At the end of November Visit Cheshire kindly invited me on a trip to Chester to visit the historic walled city at this magical time of year and enjoy the Christmas market. We got the train from Milton Keynes directly into Chester, which took less than an hour and a half! It was so easy and amazingly quick and no need to change trains. I was very excited to stay in Chester as I’d visited briefly a couple of times when I was younger…

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My blog has been a little bit quiet lately and in case you don’t already know from following me on social media – I’ve bought a new house! I say ‘I’ but really I mean ‘we’, as I sold my flat and me and Gavin have now bought our first home together! Super exciting! So I’ve been busy moving/decorating/DIYing for the past four weeks and things are now settling down again. We’ve done so much work to the house already, but there’s still plenty to do! You can follow our renovation adventure on my new Instagram account @victoriahouse78 The house…

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If you’re local to Milton Keynes, then it’s very likely that you’ve visited Moza in Newport Pagnell at some point over the years. The popular restaurant was located in a small, slightly old fashioned premises on the high street – it wasn’t the most glamorous place for dinner but it was always busy! Moza Newport Pagnell has now recently reopened in a much grander building that used to be the HSBC bank just across the road, and the place has been given a full renovation and refurbishment. Moza Newport Pagnell The new restaurant is very tastefully decorated and it oozes…

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Sleep is the most important part of your day, so the most important thing in your home and worth investing in is your mattress. At my old flat we slept on one of those mattresses that you see in the adverts on TV that roll up into a box and are made from 100% foam. This might sound comfortable but I never managed to get on with it and over the months the foam began to sink and was not comfy at all. So I was thrilled to be offered a new proper mattress to try from Warren Evans –…

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