Driving – From L Plates to Passes

The L plates are on the car and this time next week my teen will have taken his driving Theory Test and we will know if he can book his driving test, or not. He’s been revising with an App on his phone and at tea time we have discussions about multiple choice questions and hazard perception. Of course his old fogey parents who’ve been driving for years brought up all our old Highway Code knowledge. Yes, you did have to read the book. I’m so glad it’s not his actual driving test though as we currently have snow here…

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Booklovers: New Spring reads on the way

Do you plan your next read? Like many booklovers I’m always looking ahead and often have a few books lined up for reading. Sometimes I can’t resist a title, or a cover, or especially the newest book from my favourite authors. Here’s a few that are on their way to publication for spring. Pre order  Heidi’s books are always a good read . I love the way they are set around one location and sometimes the characters crossover from one book to another. This is the second book set in Nightingale Square. Synopsis Things haven’t always been straightforward in Poppy’s…

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2018 was Decisions, Challenges and Changes

In 2018 I made some decisions, took on some new challenges and had some changes thrust upon me. I found new entertainment, I embraced some age issues, and I made sausage rolls, totally unheard of for me. Oh and I definitely went overboard on the dog photos. New challenges I started the year as a new committee member of my local WI. My role is to grow our social media presence. We are now connecting with other WI’s and community groups across the country and around the world. It’s been really fun and will continue this year.   2018 saw me bake…

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Is there an adverse effect of Instafamous outfits?

Do you buy outfits because you’ve seen them shown off on social media or does it put you off? Firstly let me say I love Instagram, I love seeing outfits, homes and especially cute dogs. But Instagram is also a platform to show off goods and services at their best. It must be a godsend to some small businesses who have the opportunity to reach a wider audience than before. and I’ve bought some real handmade treasures. like our felted mini Ralf …..and my Tea, Cuddle dog, repeat Tshirt. You can see the dog theme can’t you. I haven’t bought…

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Ralf Reviews: Scrumbles dog food

Our Ralf is really fussy about what he eats, well actually that’s me being fussy about what I buy him. We’ve always checked the content of Ralf’s food and he’s been trying something new, Scrumbles dog food. I’ve read so many things about the bad additives and grains that are added to some dog foods. You do have to check the labels if you care about what you feed your dog. My friend’s lovely dog eats one of the mass produced brands of dog food, he looks good with his beautiful shiny coat but he’s always being thrown out of the…

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