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Food: 14 best brands

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This article is the most interesting in Glamour June 2014. I won’t copy it, I will put my highlights. quaker oats: 40g with milk, perfect fuel. Why is it good? nothing is added to this… Continue reading

3 work tips

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Keep emails short 5 sentences, 1 link maximum and a clear subject. Inspiring talks TED is the way. Start with ‘Your body languages shapes who you are’ and ‘How to live before you die‘.… Continue reading

Blue mood, making progress on master bedroom

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 This kind of photo (right), found on Pinterest, feeds my inspiration. Our master bedroom is on the go. We finished the fresh new plaster on Christmas Eve. But the rest? Well work, dark… Continue reading

Last.fm my personal radio

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I think a colleague introduced me to this site in 2009. Why do I love it?  From anywhere I can listen to my favourite songs, handy if I don’t have my i-pod. You… Continue reading

Painting games

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How do you know you need to stop painting the walls and ceiling? What makes you say: two coats or three or more? My husband is sill painting our future new bedroom. We… Continue reading

How to makeover a bedroom – tips

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 Tidy, relaxing, beautiful, that’s the bedroom you want. As tidy as a hotel’s bedroom but with your personality. All you have is a shell of a room and you are not sure how to start,… Continue reading

Our son’s bedroom is finished

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It has been a joy watching our son playing in, sleeping in and appreciating his bedroom. Even if he is only two and a half, he saw and heard us work on it. We kept… Continue reading

Almost there

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We’re almost there. Where? Finishing our son’s bedroom. Whatever you plan, just had 2 or 3 weeks. Things do not go to plan. One of you get ill or your son then you… Continue reading

At last my radiators are on

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After the fear or pushing back the refurbishing of our rooms again, we pushed ourselves. I painted the first undercoat. My husband painted another undercoat and a top coat. All white. Then he… Continue reading

Plastering bedrooms: part 2

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Tom is back. After agreeing a fee for £500 to plaster 2 walls and ceiling in box room and 2 walls, alcoves and ceiling in master bedroom. He spent three hours this afternoon preparing… Continue reading