Buying your first home, what you should know and what to expect


Buying a house should be exciting, why do they make it so complicated? I actually think it is better that I am buying a home in my mid-30’s and not younger. After years of saving and listening to everyone’s ‘ house buying horror stories’, I felt ready and prepared when we started looking earlier this year.

The process has made me feel stupid. I do not consider myself an intellect by any means but the jargon, amount of paperwork and ‘rules’ have left me feeling lost, confused and absolutely befuddled on many occasions.

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National Zoo Lovers Day

I love a zoo, so much so that I when I say that I am going away I get asked if I’ll be going to a zoo when I’m there – if they have one of course.  Zoo’s or menageries as they were then known became popular during the early 1800’s as a form of entertainment and wonder, whereas now they are more about conservation and education.

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On the prowl – Cotswold Wildlife Park

Zoo Lovers Day is a great excuse to get your family together, friends or partner and take a trip to see local and exotic animals of the world. Let’s be fair, it’s not like you can see lions prowling in your back garden or playful monkeys swinging through the trees on your commute to work or a pack of coyotes eyeing up their next kill – well unless you’re at the Next Boxing Day sale.  

World Ballet Day and what it means to me

I bet you are wondering why World Ballet Day means so much to me?  There is something magical about putting on your dance shoes and walking into a studio.  The smell of the dusty wooden floorboards, the old painted beams and your image looking back at you from every angle in the mirrored walls.
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Ultra Sculpt – lip plumping and wrinkle reducing treatments without needles

Last year I was gifted a lip plumping procedure that takes only 10 minutes with no needles or surgery at Ultra Sculpt.  The treatment uses radio frequency, photon light therapy which plumps, hydrates and smooths out fine lines and boost natural collagen production.  I was so thrilled with the results that I had to go back and try some more of the treatments out.

If you want to make some enhancements WITHOUT the use of fillers or surgery, photon light therapy is not only affordable, it is pain-free and has instant results.  

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