Dining Room Makeover – Ivory to Dark Green

I have taken the very brave step of giving our Dining Room a complete colour change.  When I say a complete change, I am talking Ivory to Dark Green.  A pretty big change.  As is often the case, the idea stemmed from an item of soft furnishing - curtains in this...

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A Little Bit of Aloe in my Life – Aloe Vera 30 Day Trial

So here I am having been invited to take part in a 30 Day Aloe Vera Gel trial.  I should say at this point that I'm actually no stranger to the Forever Living Aloe Vera products.  I don't think any of us are.  In order to participate I was provided with enough Aloe...

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Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens, Hook, Hampshire

Tylney Hall has fast become a firm favourite for our little family as bit of a bolthole away from home.  We first discovered this little gem in Hampshire around this time three years ago.  The main draw initially being the fact that it had an outdoor swimming pool. ...

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GDPR – Let’s Not Party Like It’s 1999

For those of us that are old enough to remember, we have seen something akin to this GDPR malarkey before.  The Year 2000.  The Millennium to be precise.  The year that the world was going to come to an end.  The year that many had just purchased a Home PC and turned...

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Year 7 Parents’ Evening – The Things We Found Useful

Last week saw us attend our first Year 7 Parents' Evening.  As fleglings - this is our first 'grown-up' Parents' Evening at Secondary School. You may have seen my recent post about the Booking System, although I must confess to having been ill-advised here.  I talked...

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Year 7 Parent Books Parents’ Evening For The First Time

Keyboards all over the country will be tapping away at the news of the Year 7 Parents' Evening Booking Systems opening this term.  I can just see the headlines 'Year 7 Parent Books Parents' Evening For The First Time'.  This is a big thing. The event of the year, the...

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At Last Some Gardening!

Well that's certainly not something I would have said in my teens!!  'At Last Some Gardening'!  How times have changed but I make no secret of the fact that I love gardening.   It's a labour of love.  A forever work in progress. Last week saw my very first venture...

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How Old Do You Have To Be To Get a Saturday Job?

As we pack the children off after the Easter break a little lighter of pocket once again, I couldn’t help but reflect on the fact that at my daughters age, 11 (almost 12), I had a Saturday job.  Considering we were born of the generation where children were...

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Study Makeover – In The Pink!

About a year ago, we set to work on the Study Makeover and I vowed that this room would not be Pink.  In fact I actively followed a black and white theme and I'm ashamed to say that I have made no progress at all.  None whatsoever.  Until now!   I am also ashamed but...

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Solo Dates – My Top 10 Favourites

I'm a big fan of the Solo Date. Alongside the couple date, the girly lunch and the family adventures sits the 'Solo Date' at the top of my list of things to do.  Now before you grab your tissues and hit me up on speed dial, hold fire.  This is not about being lonely. ...

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Welcome to Not Just The 3 Of Us, the Midlife Lifestyle Blog for those of us that want to make every minute of this new chapter count. I am always looking to challenge the perceptions around age and the mid-years and this is where I do it. You will find my midlife ramblings and adventures here and I also invite you to share in my love of the home and interiors too.

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