Blogger Behind the Blog {Life, Love and Dirty Dishes}

Here’s this week’s instalment of Blogger Behind the Blog where I interview a blogger all about their reasons for blogging and what it means to them. This week I’m joined by Claire from Life, Love and Dirty Dishes.

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What Does Your Bedroom Say About Your Personality?

*This is a collaborative post

A couple of years ago we decorated our bedroom and we loved it. But, now that time has passed it’s starting to look tired. The paint is fine but the whole room needs an uplift. We’ve recently got shutters on the windows and will be investing in new bedding and accessories soon, decluttering to make the space a more tranquil place to relax and unwind.

Our Bedroom Makeover

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Dyrham Park {National Trust}

On our way to Cardiff at the start of the year we stopped off at a National Trust property – Dyrham Park – to break our journey up. It’s only now, a month later, that I realise I didn’t write about it, maybe only mentioning it in passing but it’s such a beautiful property that I really needed to dedicate a post to it.

I knew nothing about Dyrham Park before we arrived in the incredibly muddy car park. There was a bus down to the main house but we decided, after a couple of hours in the car, that we would stretch our legs and walk.

It takes about fifteen minutes to walk to the house, all downhill – and uphill on the way back to the car. It’s a beautiful walk, either down a treelined road or across country down a pretty steep hill but for the walk down we decided to stick to the road and the children loved spotting the house from high up on the hillside.

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How I Earned £2k in Quidco Cashback

Three years ago I wrote about Quidco. Back then we were still in a Quidco bubble, getting money drip fed into our account each month and my husband and I really thought it was money for nothing. Since then, nothing has changed except now Quidco lets you cash out the money as and when you like, making it easy to use it as a savings pot, withdrawing funds when you need them.

But this month we have gone over the £2,000 mark on Quidco. We started using the site in 2009 and have steadily earned anything from £100 – £500 a year, with most of that money coming from small credits when shopping online.

But here are the ways I’ve earned such a large amount of cashback simply by using Quidco online:

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Review: Philips Health Watch

There are so many smart watches and activity trackers around that it can be hard to find the perfect one to suit your needs. Philips recently sent us their Health Watch, which, as the name suggests, has health at the heart of everything it does.

The Philips Health Watch does everything you would expect from an activity tracker – monitoring your steps as well as your heart rate and quality of your sleep. But rather than just monitoring your heart rate whilst you’re active it also shows your natural resting heart rate and heart rate zones. The watch also estimates your heart rate recovery and really helps you to understand and monitor how your body works, making it easy to flag if there’s a problem or if you should have a rest or slow down.

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