Our garden visitor + a competition with Kitty Cats Joy (AD)

Since moving into our new home, in October 2019, we’ve been through a LOT of changes to our home, and surroundings. The entire house needed decorating, and there are still a pile of DIY jobs to do, and tradespeople jobs, once the current social distancing situation has eased further. One thing that we absolutely love is having our own garden. We’ve spent a few thousand pound now on new fencing, a sleeper wall and in the garden centre, to try and create a space that we really enjoy spending time in. It’s going well! We seem to have attracted a garden visitor though!

A brown multi-coloured cat outside looking at the camera
Isn’t she a beauty?
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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020 (AD – Gifted)

We were gifted the featured items in exchange for coverage. This year Father’s Day falls on a bit of a tricky day for me. It is just 1 day before the anniversary of my Dad’s death. I feel like it is a bit of a double whammy, and as such, I’ve possibly not made as much effort to arrange this gift guide as I usually would. However, I have only said yes to products that I know will suit Thomas, my lovely husband, and are reasonably priced too!

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Save money with an Amazon Prime free trial (AD – Affiliate links)

I LOVE shopping on Amazon. It is SO convenient. In just a few clicks I can find millions of items and it automatically inputs my card details, address and checks me out! I can use my *Alexa device to order items or even just add to a shopping list for checking out later in the day. Also, as I do lots of paid surveys I often have Amazon vouchers to spend.

Amazon Prime allows members to have access to next day delivery, and lots of other perks, for £79 per year. You can also pay monthly, for £7.99 a month. Obviously you save a little money by paying annually, but not everyone can afford to do so.

I want to share with you how to *get an Amazon prime free trial in the UK, and a few other things such as how to cancel and how to get a refund if you’ve been charged for forgetting to cancel.

Save money and time with an Amazon Prime free trial
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Our plans for Easter

Life is a little bit up in the air at the moment, isn’t it?! All of the plans that we had for the first half of this year have gone out the window! Right now we are just focusing on enjoying this time together at home, staying well and doing what we can to make everything a fun adventure for Daisy. At the moment Daisy believes that she is home from school by choice, and seems very content just spending lots of time with Thomas and I. I’m really grateful for this, as it certainly helps us keep home a calm, relaxed and happy space the best we can during these worrying times. Today I want to share with you our plans for a relaxed family Easter. Items that were gifted to me for a mention within this feature will be clearly marked with a #.

Airfryer roast potatoes
Food, glorious food!
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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide (AD – Gifted) [2020]

The products featured in this guide were gifted by brands in exchange for this feature. Valentine’s Day is rolling around and now we live in our home, without a noisy neighbour banging underneath us all the time, life is feeling really good. Because of this, I want to make Valentine’s Day a whole special day. We’re going to have an at-home date night, give each other a few small gifts and just make a special effort.

Some people say to me that you don’t need a special day to declare your love, which I agree with, but I do think my own marriage needs more date nights and effort, so it is the perfect excuse for us!  This year I’ve decided that Valentine’s Day is going to be about more than just treating Thomas, my lovely husband, much like last year, and I will also be about treating myself! I work hard and I deserve to look and feel nice on the day.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2020
Have a lovely Valentine’s Day whatever you’re doing!
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