Source Property prices are on their way up in the UK, and according to some experts, the average price for a first-time buyer went up by 5% in 2017, to around £190,000. This means that you’re taking on a huge loan if you want the comfort of having your very own house.  The good news for those nervous about stepping onto the property ladder for the first time is that there are some ways that you can improve your chances of success. The following tips will not only help to improve your chances of approval with your mortgage application but also… View Post

Dreams, we all have them.  For us, life has turned upside down this year.  I had no idea that this year would be a year of big changes. I was thrown in to these changes right in the deep end.  Although this past year has been hard and it has meant that I haven’t posted on this blog for way too long I am so grateful that we have embarked upon this journey.  I really am hoping that I am coming out the other end and to be honest some changes were needed. I have got a firm plan in… View Post

There was a time when I would do some form of crafting every day. My go to crafts used to be crochet or scrapbooking. The past 18 months/2 years these has all changed. Life just got hectic and my health deteriorated.  By the time I got home from work and did all the little jobs that needed doing I was just too physically and mentally worn out to do anything but go to bed.  Having chronic pain from fibromyalgia had a huge impact on my life. I needed to rest and physically prepare my body for the next day. The… View Post

Growing up is hard.  One day you are a child then suddenly you wake up and your body is changing.  These changes can be hard for a young one to get there head around.  I feel that 30 years on from when I went through this The Girl will be far more prepared then I was. My Experience My Mother was never one to discuss things like puberty with me.  To be honest by the time we got to the talk at school it was too late for me.  I think I was the first in my school year to… View Post

Last weekend was a gloriously sunny one here in The Midlands and we just had to get out and enjoy the sun before the typical Bank Holiday weather arrived. Surprisingly the typical rain didn’t arrive here although it did get a little duller on Monday but the weather remained dry. Needing to stay close to home as we didn’t have time to drive far, we drove in to the West Midlands conurbation and not out in to the countryside. A couple of miles away and we were alongside the Stourbridge  canal. All quiet and peaceful. Only a short walk today… View Post