I can’t believe how quickly February is going and that it’s almost Valentine’s Day already! I’m quite looking forward to Valentine’s this year as Gavin is taking me out for a surprise dinner, which is nice because normally I plan everything! So it will be interesting to see what he’s arranged. I thought I’d put together a little gift guide with some last minute gift ideas for those that might have left it a little bit late. Even if you don’t do ‘big presents’, I think a small gesture is always appreciated. Presents for Valentine’s Day don’t have to be…

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At the beginning of last year I did a blog post on my travel plans for 2018, so I thought I’d do something similar for 2019! I’ve already managed to get a few little trips booked in for this year which I’m very excited about, but I’m also starting to think about a bigger holiday for 2020. I’m trying to save up as much money as possible in 2019 as I plan to sell the flat and buy a ‘proper house’, so hopefully then next year I can go all out on a big holiday! Here are my plans so…

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I had a few days off last week before starting my new job, so on Friday we went to Stratford Upon Avon for a little day out. I’d seen on Twitter that a new cat cafe called Shakespaw Cat Cafe opened its doors in Stratford Upon Avon last month, so I was desperate to visit! You have to book online in advance, but I was lucky to grab a lunchtime spot the day before we were due to visit. Entry is £5 each which you pay when you book, and this allows you 90 minutes in the cafe with all…

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Whether you’re the kind of person who revels in the Christmas buzz, or whether you’d rather spend the festive period alone with a good book, you’re likely feeling the pinch this January! What with family and friends to buy presents for, all the food and Christmas parties, topped off with a New Years big night out – December hits us all in the pocket. Tips for better financial planning this new year are something we could all use – especially if you’re new to budgeting or you’re wanting to get better at saving for your future. If you want to…

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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 was in a sleepy village. I’ve already shared with you my bedroom and kitchen room tours, so this is the dining room edition! I say dining room, it’s not actually a separate room, more of a dining ‘area’ on one side of the living room next to the…

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Happy New Year! It feels like forever since I last switched my laptop on and did some blog work but I thought it was about time I did my first post of 2019! So.. last month I was invited to check out a brand new luxury hair salon in Marlow, Buckinghamshire called The Chapel. Although I live in Milton Keynes which is technically also in Buckinghamshire, it’s quite a large county so Marlow is still about an hour and a half drive away from me. I wouldn’t usually consider accepting an invite for a salon so far away, but once…

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