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#PethoodStories - Ralph the Shih Tzu [AD]

4 Jul 2019

This post is in conjunction with Petplan but all thoughts are my own.

Growing up, I always wanted a dog, and I knew that when I had a child, I wanted them to grow up with a dog as part of the family. Getting a dog became even more important to me when I discovered that I have ASD (I'm currently undergoing official diagnosis, but I have all the characteristics). I suffer quite badly from anxiety, and I really struggle to make human friends, so having a fluffy companion is something that I crave, and so we decided it was time to add a new family member to our pack. This is where Ralph comes in. Ralph is our new Shih Tzu puppy, and is currently 11 weeks old. Although he has only been part of our family for a short time, he has made his mark, and has already been a huge help for myself and our daughter, especially during meltdowns and hard times with ASD. I thought I would share a bit all about Ralph, and why a Shih Tzu is the perfect breed for our family.


10 things to do on a Family day out in Birmingham (that won't break the bank) [AD]

21 May 2019

*This post is in collaboration with Hotels.com* 

When it comes to days out in a city, the cost is often the first thing that comes up in a discussion. It's easy to spend lots of money in a short space of time on a family day out, or a family weekend in the city. We recently spent the day in Birmingham, exploring the different activities that are on offer, and that won't break the bank. We set ourselves a budget (which mostly went on food, and travel costs) and managed to enjoy a full day out without spending very much money. In fact, the activities part of the day, including a yummy treat in the afternoon, only set us back £30. 


Magical Readathon 2019 - O.W.Ls Book List (TBR)

31 Mar 2019

The Magical Readathon has a number of events throughout the year, and involve a reading challenge. I've been in a bad place with reading this year, and just can't seem to concentrate, so I thought that I would take up the challenge and sit my OWL examinations. If you are not aware of what the OWLs are, they are the examinations which take place in the fifth year at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. and all students must complete the exams. These are followed by the NEWTs in the seventh year, and are much harder. Following the first Magical Readathon of 2019, which takes place for the duration of April, I will then hopefully pass and be able to sit my NEWT exams later in the year.


Purchasing Your First Home - Location, Location, Location*

20 Feb 2019

*COLLABORATIVE POST

When it comes to purchasing your own home, research is really important. Whether it is house prices, or location, it is important to scope out the current price market in the area that you wish to move to. I currently live in Leicestershire, and we are home owners. We were able to purchase our first home with the Help to Buy Scheme, and have lived here for 5 years now. When finding our home, there was so much information to look at, and it was hard to know what we needed to find out, and what we needed to save money for. Today I thought I would talk to you about the things that you might want to look into when it comes to purchasing your very own home.



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