From House to Home - New Home Essentials

From House to Home – New Home Essentials

From house to home… Moving home is an exciting change. Every time. And every time it goes with a decent amount of stress. And hard work. I am speaking from my personal experience. Since I left my parents’ house 10 years ago, I have moved to different places more than half a dozen times. That includes new cities and a new country as well.

The last time was a few months ago and hell, I hope we stay here longer. Because if changing accommodations as a young girl at university is fun, moving house as a parent is not at all that carefree.

It’s not that bad though. I love the excitement of starting fresh.

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The 5 Best Holiday Destinations in Thailand for Families

The 5 Best Holiday Destinations in Thailand for Families

If you are looking for vacation ideas, consider a family trip to Thailand. Thailand’s child-friendly culture makes Thailand places to visit with family a great vacation choice. The beaches have shallow waters and gentle bays that are especially good for beginning swimmers. Interactive cooking classes, trekking with elephants, island snorkelling, and special cultural excursions will make an unforgettable Thai family vacation. Here are five of the best holiday destinations spots for families with kids to visit in Thailand.

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A Day Out With London Duck Tours

A Day Out With London Duck Tours

London is beautiful, bustling with life, and full of charm. Central London is absolutely gorgeous and I fall in love every time I go there. There is so much to see but unfortunately, so little time if you are a tourist. One of the merits of being an expat is that you are a tourist in the city where you live and you can enjoy this all year round. Whatever the case, don’t worry. Even if you only have a couple of days to spend in London, you’ve got a number of sightseeing options to choose from. My favourite so far – London Duck Tours.

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Mummy on a Saturday Morning

Mummy on a Saturday Morning

It is 7.30 am on a Saturday morning. She is still in her pyjamas, sipping hot coffee in silence, a cooking book on her lap, trying to persuade herself she feels cosy and relaxed. No rush today, no we-are-getting-late-for-school haste, nothing urgent on the list. It promises to be a calm, slow-paced day full of smiles and happy family moments.

When it comes up again… That suffocating sense of pressure, as if too heavy a burden has just landed on her shoulders. It overwhelms her and evokes an instant and severe headache (she wonders if a massive quantity of her brain cells is being irrevocably killed right now). And of course, it destroys completely the beauty of her morning coffee ritual.

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The Magic and Beauty of Postcards

A woman’s world is full of beauty. We women are truly blessed because of our subtle sense of charm and magic. From a glamorous wedding dress to a cheap teacup you have just bought from a charity shop – everything could be beautiful and beauty is everywhere. Other examples? The list could be endless but what about postcards or special occasion invitations?

When I came to London, one of the things that amazed me (among many other things, of course) was the abundance of postcard shops and I don’t mean the souvenir shops for tourists. It was obvious that the British had preserved the good old tradition of sending and receiving postcards. To a great extent, this has been lost in my own country and replaced by text messages, social media posts, etc. Impersonal and not so touching, don’t you think? What has happened to the magic of a sealed envelope that is to be opened with excitement?

The magic and beauty of postcards

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