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    Why the North West is the Best Place to Live

    13th May 2019

    Are you planning to relocate but unsure where to look? Have you considered the north-west of England?  More than likely, if you’re based in places like London or the surrounding areas you have probably never considered moving north. However, it may be your best option, especially if you’re struggling financially or you just simply need…

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    This is Why You Should Be Nice to Your Landlord

    16th March 2019

    Maybe you always pay your rent on time and never complain; that’s great, but it does not exactly build a relationship with your landlord, does it? Beyond being professionally polite and friendly to the person who takes your rent check, have a look behind the scenes to understand why you should be nice to your…

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  • Nautical themed toddler bedroom showing a navy and white striped wall, navy and white lampshade, kallax storage and three wall shelves

    Creating a Nautical Themed Toddler Bedroom

    7th March 2019

    We’ve been in our new home for six months now and during this time Dexter has been in one the back bedrooms while we decided what we were going to do with the front bedroom which we had earmarked to be his toddler bedroom.

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    How to Meal Plan Like a Boss

    26th February 2019

    Meal planning is an excellent way to save money each month, whether you have something specific you need to save for, or you’re simply trying to pay off debts. I recently wrote a post explaining how I saved £6,000 in a mere six months and the big majority of that was down to slashing our…

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  • Our living room with a silver chandelier and a canvas print of Dexter looking at a goose in Martin Mere above the fireplace

    Review: Updating Our Living Room With Parrot Print Canvases

    19th February 2019

    As you will be aware, we moved into our first owned property back in August last year and have spent the last six months planning and designing each room to make this family house a home.

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    How to Reduce Your Utility Bills Without Too Much Effort

    4th February 2019

    It’s been nearly eleven years since Britain saw the worst recession since the Second World War and although the economy grew in the last quarter, it still sometimes feels, especially with the threat of no deal Brexit hovering over us, that every single penny counts when it comes to our finances.

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    Common Moving Expenses and How to Cut These Costs

    3rd January 2019

    They say moving house is one of the most stressful experiences you will go through in your life. Try doing it while you’re also five months pregnant and have a very energetic and high spirited toddler in your life…fun and games! We recently moved house from Liverpool to a small village in West Lancashire. It…

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