Three ways to heal your relationship with money

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Money has a significant impact on our lives and can often be a source of stress. The idea of living within our means is well and good in a stable economy, but with significant cost of living increases you’d be forgiven for feeling a little thin on the ground as 2024 gets underway. Financial woes can have a particular impact … Read More

WUKA Wear and Periods

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*Features a gifted product from WUKA Periods. They throw up a lot of mixed views. So many people still don’t like to talk about them. Parents and guardians may find it an awkward topic of conversation with their daughters and sons, and products designed to help you through your monthly cycle can appear misleading. That’s before we get on to … Read More

Home Organisation for the Winter

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Embrace the Chaos? As winter heads towards the Northern Hemisphere, our homes become sanctuaries of warmth and comfort. While we may envisage scenes of cosy fireplaces and steaming mugs of hot chocolate, there’s something else that can bring a sense of calm during the season – home organisation. Here I am sharing five ideas for dedicating time to decluttering and … Read More

Your Guide to Insuring Your Jewellery

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Insuring your jewellery necklace with diamond

#AD. In the interest of disclosure and transparency, the syndication of this article has been provided and paid for by FBD Insurance. Keeping Your Sparkler Safe: What You Should Know About Insuring Your Jewellery You’ve popped the champagne, toasted with family and friends and you can’t stop staring at your left hand. You’re engaged! The next step – before you … Read More

8 Tips for Working from Home


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Many more people are working from home in the UK than ever before. I don’t know about you, but personally I have found that increased use of technology has enabled me to strike a better balance between my work and personal life. This doesn’t just provide more flexibility around working hours, but it also gives me greater autonomy to organise … Read More

Autumn Winter Essentials


Autumn winter essentials - walking in the cold Cup of Toast blog

Are you ready for seasonal change? Every year, the autumn brings with it a flush of cold weather. More often than not a wind whips through the UK, and it feels as though clouds descend as the cycle of the Earth reduces daylight hours. This year in particular feels especially cool following what turned out to be a very wet … Read More

Creative Ideas For Using Your Outdoor Living Areas

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Outdoor living in style

Bringing the indoors out I have a long held belief in fully utilising outdoor space to make it an extension of the inside of our home. No matter what size the garden, yard or balcony is, I feel that every external area gives rise to an exciting opportunity for outdoor living. This is something that in an over-scheduled, fast paced … Read More

Easy Lawn Care in 8 Steps

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Lawn care advice - photo shows a lawnmower on freshly cut grass

No Mow May is becoming more and more popular across the UK, with individuals, businesses and councils joining in. Once the gorgeous spring days of May have passed by though, lawn care moves back into many diaries, but how can you achieve a great lawn without causing damage to the grass or our native wildlife? What is a lawn? A … Read More

Small Business Strategies for Building a Social Media Following


Thank you! Social Media Following

I have worked with a number of businesses over the years, and social media is one thing that still stands out as being a topic of anxiety when it comes to building a brand. Nobody should measure their self-worth by their social media following count. There is so much written about the mental health benefits of taking a break from … Read More