Day Trip to Nisyros Volcano Island

Nisyros Island

The sun was setting as we swooped over the small volcano island of Nisyros, giving us the perfect view of the crater. I gazed at this gaping hole dominating the island and wondered what it was like.

As soon as the Thomson Holidays reps talked about the day trip to Nisyros taking in not only the volcano but traditional Greek villages I knew we had to visit.

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Relaxing at Family Life Blue Lagoon Village Deluxe Kos

Thomson Holidays Family Life at Blue Lagoon Village Kos, Greece on Housewife Confidential

I don’t think I’ve properly relaxed on holiday since becoming a parent. It seems strange but when ever minute of the day is spent thinking about everyone else’s needs even time spent reading a good book is punctuated with thoughts of what to make for supper.

This summer all that changed. Thomson Holidays invited us to Blue Lagoon Village, Kos for a resort family holiday.

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White Floorboard Makeover

Housewife Confidential Sitting Room Makeover Reveal

White floorboards bounce light into dark spaces and boy is our sitting room a dark space. When we made over our ground floor last year the varnished wooden floors stood out like a sore thumb. They were dark, shabby and bordering on orange. Something had to be done.

At the B&Q press day I was talking to the team about my dilemma when they introduced me to their new renovation paint. Family life can be tough on painted surfaces, the hallway and sitting room are the main thoroughfares of the house so there was no doubt that we had to find a paint which could withstand it.

You can see the before above and here is the after…

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Autumn Wardrobe at Kew Gardens

Boden Yellow Duffle Coat Housewife Confidential

With the mercury dropping by the second and a chilly winter ahead of us I am ready to embrace the warm and snuggly clothing of Autumn.

Recently Rachel and I headed up to Kew Gardens to revel in the Autumnal explosion of colour and shoot some of our autumn looks. Yes, I changed multiple times during the day in public and felt no shame!

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