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Looking After The Pennies

Life is still moving on for me, and, while I’ve saved a considerable amount of money without the need for pet insurance and food and toys, I now have the added expense of having a boy hanging around the place a lot! I’d forgotten how much food they eat and how much coffee they drink […]

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How To House Train A Puppy

It’s been a very long time since I had to house train a puppy. Precious Stella was my rescue girl and my darling Brodie arrived way back in 1993. I’m pretty sure ideas and techniques have changed a lot since then! I haven’t made a firm decision on my own future canine companion. However, I […]

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How To Maintain A Perfect Garden The Whole Year Round

I’m sure we’d all love to have a perfect garden wouldn’t we? Mine is very far from it and I’m immensely grateful to my dad over the past few years, as, even though he should be putting his feet up, he regularly cuts my grass and does odd jobs to keep the place tidy at […]

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Red Candy Twelve Days Of Christmas Wishlist

On my Twelve Days Of Christmas wishlist, my true love gave to me: Twelve Red Carnival Lights Eleven American Landmarks Ten Green Bottle Lights Nine Joseph Josephs Eight Magic Photo Frames Seven Inch Display Frame Six Comfy Cushions   Five Gold (Telephone) Rings! Four Animal Planters Three Kitchen Nessies Two Stickman Bookends And a Butterfly […]

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Room Rejuvenation with Red Candy

Room by room I’m gradually getting my house in order. Progress has slowed right down after the Summer but my new kitchen is still feeling so fresh, I love it. I’m pleased that my hallway was finished before I had to embark on a long regime of dental treatment but, though I can’t afford to […]

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Red Candy Summer Berries

According to my calendar it’s Summer. Quite a wet June and July from where I’m sitting. The only steadfast reminder of the warmth is the often unbearable humidity! Summer is traditionally a time when we do more entertaining. Recently as I’ve been walking Stella we’ve sniffed a few optimistic barbecues happening. This Summer is also […]

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Home: Considering Shared Ownership

Over the past 25 years, I’ve done my fair share of climbing and descending the property ladder. In latter years it’s just been me, (and Stella of course!) but, previously I’ve had a joint mortgage with my then husband, and, with a long-term partner. When I was left on my own I really wasn’t sure in […]

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