Buying your first home is pretty scary, and one of the things that made me reluctant to start house hunting is that I thought it was going to be an almost impossible process. I’d heard many horror stories about how difficult finding the perfect home can be, and how the whole mortgage application process can be a nightmare. There’s also the risk of things falling through, gazumping, and losing money…

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Happy New Year! 2017 was a pretty busy year for me, mostly because I got my own place! Moving out of my parents house for the first time was a big step for me but I’m proud of how well I’ve managed. If anything, life is much simpler! And quieter.. I love how peaceful my new home is despite it being in a more central location and my parents house…

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Welcome to an extra festive edition of my monthly Life in Instagram post! Check out what I got up to over the Christmas season and, of course, #WhatIgotforChristmas! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for the latest updates: @victoriajane6  I know people love being a little bit nosey (me included!) and checking out Christmas pressies, so here are mine! I was a very lucky girl this year and got…

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To get into the festive spirit, earlier this month Gavin and I took a day trip to Birmingham to visit the Christmassy sights. I used to go to university in Birmingham (many moons ago now!) so I always enjoy visiting the city to see if anything has changed and what’s new. On our trip we visited the Christmas Market, the Christmas Illuminated Lights Trail at the Botanical Gardens, and then…

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It’s official, the Christmas countdown is now on! If you’re anything like me then you will be spending today and the next seven days frantically finishing off your Christmas shopping, getting stressed out over late/incorrect deliveries, and madly wrapping pressies (a fun week ahead). But of course Christmas is all about enjoying yourself and spending time with friends and family, and what better way to do that than over a…

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With less than two weeks until the big day, if you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, then now’s the time to get organised! Whether it’s your mum, sister, partner or friend, the pressure is on to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. With so many options out there, check out my favourite Christmas gift ideas for the whole family!   Fragrance Fragrance is one of the most…

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