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Looking To Update? Here Is Where To Find Inspiration For Your Home Decor.

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Looking To Update? Here Is Where To Find Inspiration For Your Home Decor.

When it comes to decorating, getting started can be hard, and down right frustrating. Even the best designers get stumped for ideas, which is why a constant and varied source of inspiration is essential if you want to keep your ideas fresh and really come up with something unique. Below are some inspiring solutions to your creative block. Continue Reading

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National Trust Discoveries : Belton House

| July 15, 2014 | 2 Comments
National Trust Discoveries : Belton House

We went on another National Trust road trip recently and discovered, the perfect country house.  Tall Dad loved the symmetry of the architecture, he has a bit of thing about this, and our own house is (nearly) symmetrical.

These are just a few images from a trip we did a couple of weekends ago to Belton House in Lincolnshire.  It’s not too far from where we live and it’s definitely not going to be our last visit, we were there all afternoon, and didn’t manage to see everything. Continue Reading

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Princess Mary and the Pea : Dormeo

| July 11, 2014 | 12 Comments
Princess Mary and the Pea : Dormeo

Now this tale I am about to tell, is an honest recount of a lady…I shall call her Princess Mary, and her quest for the perfect place, to rest her weary head. Dear reader, Princess Mary, was a very beautiful lady, she was generous and kind, and always offered to look after the children in the Ana Mum Diary household, when either the very Tall Dad, or Amanda (the diary keeper) needed help.  Now this had gone on for some time, before Princess Mary declared, she had something very grave to tell them…. Continue Reading

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Canvas Holidays : Camping la Croix du Vieux Pont, Berny Rivière Review

| July 4, 2014 | 17 Comments
Canvas Holidays : Camping la Croix du Vieux Pont, Berny Rivière Review

Canvas Holidays (Wyndham Vacation Rentals) has many beautiful and well located sites through Europe.  I think when I first heard about Canvas Holidays, I actually thought it would only be tents.  Now I know this is a really popular way of seeing Europe, and facilities in European campsites are said to be amazing.  Canvas Holidays are so much more than a camp site though, amazing variety of accommodation is on offer, with facilities to match families and couples holidaying.  They offer nearly 50 years of experience too.  That really did show when I visited the French la Croix du Vieux Pont site on a Canvas Holidays trip in June.

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I Love Mondays : Orange Is The New Black #OIMB (Home)

| June 9, 2014 | 11 Comments
I Love Mondays : Orange Is The New Black #OIMB (Home)

I Love Mondays is a feature I run each Monday where I virtually shop for your every need.  I am hoping to rid you of the Monday blues, with my beautiful things. It could be a must see site, or a new idea I want to share with you.  Sit back and enjoy!

This morning, if you are feeling delicate after the weekend excesses you may need to avert your eyes.  Today’s selection is bold and vibrant, celebrating the new series of, Orange is the New Black. Continue Reading

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The Zelf Party #Zelicious #Zelfs 30th July 2014 2-4

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Zelf Party #Zelicious #Zelfs 30th July 2014 2-4

We are having the most Zelicious party happening tomorrow (Wedensday 30th July) 2-4 at The Ana Mum Diary and you are invited! Join us and the other party goers on twitter as we get up to all manner of fun things. A Zelf extravaganza, I’ll have you know!

To follow the action just follow @UKMUMSTV and the hastags #Zelfs  or #Zelicious on twitter.  There will be on the spot prizes too for all you Zelf loving little ones, it promises to be lots of fun, so definitely worth it! Continue Reading

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The Top Technology for Your Home

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Top Technology for Your Home

Today I have a featured guest post for you, on top technology for your home, I love the idea of the kettle and the fire:

If you have bought a period property from an estate agents in Islington, Shepherd’s Bush or even Mayfair you may be looking for the perfect subtle and modern influences for that final added touch to the décor. Something that will complement the beautiful classic features while keeping your home in the 21st century. Sound like you? Then take a look at these top pieces of technology for your home:

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Ed Place : Schools Not Out For Summer!

| July 28, 2014 | 2 Comments
Ed Place : Schools Not Out For Summer!

I was asked if I would like to review a system called Ed Place over the summer.  Ed Place is an interactive learning site for children to be given some on-line assignments, to compliment and supplement what they are already learning in school.  Now I’m going to talk a little bit about the site later, but first I wanted to say why I chose to review Ed Place.   Continue Reading

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