DIY MAN TOOLS GIFT GUIDE PART 2

Do you find it difficult to choose a suitable gift for men who do DIY?  Want to buy something that will be useful and appreciated, and not frivolous and a waste of money?  A birthday, Father's Day or Christmas looming and you have no ideas?  Or, of course, something...

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GIFTS FOR DIY MEN

What on Earth do you buy men for Christmas? Well I have done some research for you and come up with this ultimate gift guide for DIY-ers available on Amazon. What's more I have run every item past my "in-house expert" and got the thumbs up. You see, I wouldn't want to...

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LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE AND YOUR HOME

January is the most dreary month of the year. It's official (well... AperoGirl official!).  Thankfully we are finally beyond the building stage where we are outside all the time.  I am no longer trying to build stone walls with two kilos of mud stuck to each boot,...

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MAKE THIS YOUR BEST, MOST PRODUCTIVE YEAR EVER!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! First of all I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year! So much has happened this year I can't believe how quickly it has flown by. I hope you all had a fabulous festive season. I love New Year. Starting afresh. So many plans and all those...

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MY “TOO TIRED TO GIVE A TOSS” TURKEY TUTORIAL

So we moved to France and were basically living in a barn with two small children and all our belongings on the floor. It was snowing the first year and we had a hole in the kitchen wall where we were planning to fit a back door. The children were sleeping in the...

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LACKING MOTIVATION? ARE YOU UP FOR A FREE CHALLENGE?

It's getting dark early. It's cold in the morning. You are doing-up your house. You have no kitchen/doors/fill in the blank. You are battling with mess and dust. You are trying to run a family and a household. Everyone needs to eat, far too often! The washing pile is...

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START A BLOG – HOW TO AND WHY BECOME A BLOGGER

This is a bit of a departure from the norm and I would imagine not of interest to everyone. However, since I started this blog I have had quite a few messages from people who are thinking of doing the same thing and are asking how to get started. So here goes... OUR...

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19 GREAT REASONS TO DRESS UP AND TAKE A BREAK

Today it has become apparent, from what I have been reading here and there, that some of us have started to take ourselves for granted! We are all still girlies after all, despite the work clothes, dirty nails and dishevelled hair that comes part and parcel with...

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MY PICK OF BEAUTIFUL CUSHIONS FOR AUTUMN

*This post contains affiliate links. RISE AND SHINE We awoke this morning to the most beautiful pink and blue Autumn sunrise. Mist in the valley and the sun just coming up was quite breathtaking. Especially for me...I am not a morning person at all. However, things...

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SURVIVE WINTER ON YOUR RENOVATION PROJECT

*This post contains affiliate links. So it's the end of September and we're all trying to make the most of the last little bit of summer. If you're anything like me, you will enjoy autumn, but it will be all too short and soon winter will be here. I know, I know...we...

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MONEY SAVING TIPS FOR YOUR HOUSE RENOVATION

"Doing-up" your home can be an enormously satisfying adventure, if you go about it the right way.  However, it can also be a complete curse and drive you to the end of your tether if you don't plan for success.  Apply these great money saving tips for house renovation...

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SO I’VE STARTED A BLOG…!

Well, who'd have thought it? Me...the most computer illiterate person ("please move away from the desk!") starting a blog. But...well...why not? So, it's getting on for 40 degrees outside and instead of doing a concrete mix and attempting to...

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HOMEMADE LIQUEUR WITH CHERRY PLUMS

  HOMEMADE LIQUEUR ANYONE?   Plum season is upon us.  We have some really old wild cherry plum trees, which provide an abundance of both red and yellow plums.  I think the yellow ones are called Mirabelles, but that's by the by.  Normally I make a wicked cherry...

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