Seamless Living with Beko’s Integrated Appliances

When we started planning our extension – and our new kitchen – I had a small list of things I wanted. I wanted a utility room, a downstairs toilet, a bookshelf for my cookbooks and integrated appliances. I wanted the space to feel roomy and uncluttered, streamlined and without bulky appliances spoiling the look.

The kitchen plans were drawn up and Howdens, who we bought the kitchen from, had automatically included their own appliances but I knew I would rather shop around and have more choice than they could give.

In the end, although we got the appliances from a lot of different retailers they all ended up being Beko – they’re a brand I know and love, having had so many of their appliances in the past, and they are also affordable, being at the cheaper end of the appliance market.

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An introduction to Rock Rose Gin and a Giveaway!

It’s been well documented on this blog – and across social media – that my Husband and I love gin. It’s our drink of choice and as much as we enjoy drinking gin based cocktails you really cannot beat a classic gin and tonic. We love finding new gins to try so when we were sent a bottle of Rock Rose Premium Scottish Gin to try we couldn’t wait to get pouring!

An introduction to Rock Rose Gin and a Giveaway!

The Rock Rose Premium Scottish Gin is made at the Dunnet Bay Distillers in Scotland and the first batch was only distilled in August 2014 – so it’s still pretty new as far as gin is concerned. The distillery experimented with botanicals to find just the right blend and ended up with a mix of juniper berries, rhodiola rosea, sea buckthorn, rowan berries and a few other things to make a taste that is fresh and zesty, full of berries and wonderfully smooth to drink.

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What sort of Digital Imprint are we leaving for our Children?

As a blogger I am really aware of having our whole lives online. I always have our family security at the back of my mind, not wanting to give away too much. I have always seen this blog, foremost, as a place to record memories and milestones, to really document the children growing up. But, unlike a photo album, or reminiscing with relatives this blog is out there for the world to see, for everyone to read and have an opinion on for years to come.

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Living Arrows – 12/52 {2017}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows. I am loving how many people have decided to make Living Arrows a part of their blogging routine for 2017, it is so lovely to have you all here. It’s definitely one of my favourite parts of each week!

If you haven’t joined in with Living Arrows before it’s is about celebrating childhood. The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” and every Monday we share a moment from our week and invite others to do the same as part of this linky.

Each week I share two pictures from our week – one of each of our children – but you can share one or more pictures that capture a moment of childhood. The following week I’ll share my three favourite photos from the week before, linking back to the owner’s blogs.

So if you would like to link up, grab a badge and post around a photo of childhood from the previous week. I look forward to reading your posts and make sure you visit a few of the other posts that have linked up and leave a comment too!

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Double Parents’ Evening {The Ordinary Moments}

This week saw a mammoth event in our lives. It was the first time both LP and Little Man had parents’ evening at school – with LP in Year 1 and Little Man in Nursery. I timed them twenty minutes apart, right at the start of the evening knowing that as the evening progresses the sessions tend to get later and later.

LP’s teacher was so lovely. She has always reassured me that LP has no problems and it was the same story this week. LP is keeping up with her classmates, has a natural love of learning and is excelling where reading, writing and maths is concerned. She always listens, is quite shy so doesn’t answer questions unless asked directly but always knows the answers.

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