Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Swedish coast from the sea

I realised the other day that my two most memorable days this year (so far!) have both been spent on the water. Our first was on the River Thames on my birthday in August and our second only two weeks later off the coast of Sweden. Clare Mansell I’ve been blogging for 11 years and…

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Trustedhousesitters review : How we saved over £1000 on kennel fees in one year

For us 2017 has been (surprisingly) the year we’ve opened up our home to strangers. As well as having a couple of Air BnB guests, we’ve also had housesitters for the first time and it’s not only saved us money, but enabled us to travel more and stay away for longer. I was introduced to…

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Zero waste party tins for a 6 year-old’s birthday

Every year when Theo’s birthday approaches I worry a little about waste. I try to think about the kind of food we can cook at his party that won’t be nibbled and cast aside, I try (and nearly always fail) to think about how to keep a handle on incoming toys and for the last…

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I’ve never been on a diet and I’m not on one now, but…

This blog post could very nearly have been called Things That Facebook Made Me Do, because really everything that’s happened to me in the last month is entirely facebook’s fault. At the beginning of August an advert popped up on my news feed for a fitness program. I was at the time not in the…

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HomeLife Project – September

So finally a little later than planned my Home Life Project weekend photos for September! As I mentioned on Friday, my intention had been to photograph our day yesterday taking part in a classic car tour, but in the end things did not go to plan and we had to retire at lunchtime with engine…

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