If there’s ever been a county that has a vast variety of house prices it’s Cheshire.  From Halton to Alderley Edge, Warrington to Wilmslow, there’s something for everyone. We have all heard of the Cheshire Wives and their mansions but there are lots of us in lovely locations where property prices aren’t as expensive. Outside Warrington alongside the Bridgewater Canal our location is close to some lovely Cheshire countryside and villages. We’ve been here for 21 years and it’s been a fab place to bring up our boys. With the new Mersey Gateway Bridge commuting is easier than ever.  This…

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If you’re anything like me then this week will be spent finding a gift for the Dad in the family. When it’s present time for the Dad in our house we always try to find something that he really wants or might not usually buy for himself.  As funds won’t stretch to a 3D printer here’s a few less expensive ideas for Father’s Day gifts. 1.For outdoor Dads who like camping or like us, boating, there’s always a need for decent reliable torches. This Varta indestructible torch and lantern are ideal for boating and camping. The Torch incorporates a bottle…

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With the recent spell of nice weather we decided to take Cholmondeley Castle Gardens up on their kind invitation to have a wander around the stunning gardens in Cheshire. The teen didn’t want to come, as usual. But the good news is, the gardens are child and dog friendly and the dog never says no so off we went. The day was a bit overcast but the grounds looked stunning despite the weather. The gardens are far bigger than I thought and there’s space for everything, children play areas, picnics, running around or relaxing. There is even an area for…

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Do you like cooking? I don’t, well not much anyway, but I do like tasty food and I’m always looking for easy tips and additions that can add flavour, that’s how I came across Posh Pickles & Preserves. Steph the founder of Posh Pickles is an inspiration, she suffered kidney failure at the age of 20, and although dealing with a life changing condition she was determined to start her own business, which she now runs with partner Rob, in Cheshire. Recently I went to visit PoshPickles, not only to sit in the gorgeous sunny garden and drink tea, but…

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As the good weather is getting closer I thought it worth re-posting this holiday idea. Last summer we went away to Wales. We always go to Wales as we love it even though it’s not a million miles away from where we live. We’ve stayed in hotels, cottages, caravans and lodges but this time we stayed somewhere different, it was part of the Youth Hostel Association. I wondered what it was going to be like and if it would suit us, the location looked great and accommodation sounded modern, we were looking forward to staying somewhere different. This is how…

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