With Father’s Day on the horizon I’m really excited to share this great offer from My-Picture.co.uk with you today! If you’re anything like me you’ll find Father’s Day a bit of a pickle to buy for – we sometimes do homemade Father’s Day gifts but I also like to give presents which I know will stand the test of time and which I know my husband will genuinely like, in fact we’ve done photographic gifts a few times over the years and they’ve always been a huge hit! Today I’m sharing a few ideas for great gifts to buy this Fathers Day and if you carry on reading I’ve also got a great offer for you where you can get a free personalized 20×20 cm or 30×20 cm canvas print from www.My-Picture.co.uk completely for free – just paying for product shipping!

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I love camping although since I’ve had kids I must admit that we’ve done glamping a bit more because I can’t face how long it takes me to put the tent up! Anything that makes a camping trip a bit easier is a good thing in my book as it gives us more time for actually relaxing and having fun! Today I’m sharing my favourite camping hacks with you with ideas for recipes, DIY’s to make your life easier and (eek!) what to do if it starts to rain. Enjoy!

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Working from home when you have young kids can be a bit of a struggle, even if you have childcare. As a blogger I certainly don’t have an office to travel to or even an office of my own and I balance (ok, juggle) my work with looking after my son who is six and my daughter who is three and who does some time each week at nursery. As we’ve moved twice this year and I couldn’t face making the kids move school and nursery again I’ve been rocking nearly three hours a day doing the school run recent;y due to some particularly fun roadworks – can’t wait for them to end! So while working from home can seems like a dream it can also be a bit of an organisational nightmare. Over the last couple of years I’ve done my best to get the balance right and this is what work for me.

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It’s been three months since we moved house now so I thought I’d give a little update of how things are going. This is the second time we’ve moved within a year and it’s fair to say moving house is something I’m hoping not to be doing again for a little while! While our last home was only 15 years old our ‘new’ place is over 150 years old and was one of those places that the estate agent tells you how nice it will because it’s had some work doing to it. By which I mean a lot of work. A particular highlight for me was after we bought it we went for an extra look round it and discovered a big hole in the dining room wall where a fireplace could be. Except it was just a wall that had been hiding behind a cupboard with some ‘potential’. Eek. Anyway! Here’s how we’ve got on so far!

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This week we’ve been busy out in our new garden, there’s not much room left in it (the previous owners being much better gardeners than me!) but what we can find the kids really want to fill up with plants. We’ve used plug plants before but this year my son had been growing seeds at school so he really wanted to try this at home to. If your kids are the same and you want to get some results (because there’s no one as results driven as kids) then these are the easy plants that kids can grow from seed that we’re either already giving a go or hoping to try this year. I hope it inspires you too!

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