Mmm a nice relaxing bath of cucumbers and courgettes!

Raised beds are a great way to grow vegetables. They keep everything growing where it is meant to be, are easy to maintain and slow the slugs down (a bit). A few years ago my husband made some for our kitchen garden and I asked myself the question of whether it was cost effective to
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The do’s and don’ts of assembling a DIY thermal/ heat retention cooker.

This is the third in a series of posts about saucepans and slow cooker alternatives (read post 1 here and post 2 here). I have been trying to work out if I can slow cook food without the help of any special equipment and without needing any power (other than an initial injection of heat by bringing the
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How to turn your child’s work of art into a fridge magnet!

During half term (yes I know – it seems like a distant memory now), we went to the library and they had a craft session on celebrating Chinese New Year.   They gave the kids some snakes to decorate, including some foam type ones, with sticky bits to decorate them with.  I was mentally tutting
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Upcycled fridge magnet notepad!

A few years ago a friend bought me a fridge magnet notepad.  At the time I didn’t really get why I needed a notepad on my fridge.  I wasn’t a mum of two young boys then though and I totally get it now. My house gets turned upside down daily by little hands and they
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How to get the most out of your unwanted stuff!

This is the third and last of a series of articles I have written on decluttering. The first covered reasons to declutter and the second outlined barriers to decluttering and how to overcome them. This final one focuses on dealing with your unwanted stuff like the punctured deflated football pictured here with minimal negative impact
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