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DIY painted pine drawers

I’m super-proud of my newly painted pine drawers. They cost me just £46 in total, with leftover materials to spare and they took less time and bother than I expected to paint. I’ve had the same set of crappy pink...

How I plan Christmas gifts and budgets

Our telly boxes are filled with Christmas adverts, the supermarkets are blasting Christmas songs and the streets are illuminated by Christmas lights. Whether you adore thinking about Christmas in November or your believe festivities should be kept to December, there’s...

The cost of weddings

The other weekend Dave and I attended the wedding of his best friend, Geoff, and his now wife, Lix, which took place in a lush green meadow in the beautiful hills close to Ripon, Yorkshire. To most, it wasn’t a...