Friday, 25 July 2014

Guide To Buying A House

Buying a house can be a rather difficult challenge, especially if you are trying to get on the property ladder for the first time. The average person in the UK doesn't buy their own house until they are 30 unless they have parental help. Many people struggle to get the deposit together and it seems to be a hurdle that many first time buyers can't seem to climb over. We are currently rending and have been since I moved out back in 2011. With the price of living increasing it's becoming harder to save as monthly bills have become more expensive. We would love to own our own home one day and will continue to save until we are able to. 

This infographic gives a step by step guide to buying a house, from what additional expenses you will need to cover, where to start looking for a home to exchanging contracts. It's very useful and interesting for those who are currently looking at buying a house and for those who wish to in the future to give you a rough idea on what you will need to consider. 

How long did it take you to buy your own home?

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16 Week Pregnancy Update - Baby #2

This week baby is the size of an avocado and weighs roughly around 3.5oz, these weeks seem to be flying by and it really is true that it goes so much quicker the second time round. I've not really had any symptoms this week and don't really feel pregnant other than when I haven't eaten for a while and feel sick or light headed. 

Still no cravings, and I've still gone off all of my favourite foods. I can never decide on what to eat and my cupboards are full of junk food sat waiting to be eaten. Water has been making me gag this week usually when I'm taking my pregnacare tablets in the morning, I'm not really a fan of water in the first place so I think I may have to make sure it's ice cold next time as I seem to be able to drink that easier. 

I haven't put any weight on yet which is very strange as I'm definitely bigger although I never put weight on my hips so probably won't need to go up a dress size. I was lucky enough last time to wear my size 6 jeans/leggings my whole pregnancy but I do think I'll need to buy some maternity wear this time round just for comfort. I'm starting to look frumpy in t-shirts so think I may have to get the baggy ones out until my bump gets bigger. 

I have no nickname for bump yet nothings really stuck with me, I always see people with nicknames for theirs but I didn't have one for Amelia either so probably will end up just calling the baby 'bump' ha ha! What did you name your baby/bump whilst pregnant?

You can read my 15 week pregnancy update here incase you missed it and I'll be back next Friday for week 17 (and a gender reveal sometime soon!)

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Brilliant Blogs For Mums

Oh So Amelia has been listed in the Brilliant Blogs For Mums in this month's At Home Parenting magazine which has been guest edited by super nanny Jo Frost. I was finally able to get my hands on a copy and we are amongst 13 amazing blogs. The issue is now on sale in supermarkets and WHSmith and you can also view the digital copy here. 

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Family Fun in Liverpool

Liverpool is a city packed with activities and attractions for the whole family, so book a Travelodge and head there for a few days to see what it has to offer your family. Of course we all associate Liverpool with The Beatles, but what does it offer for those young enough not to remember the Fab Four? Take a look:

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Win A Limited Edition SmarTrike!

I'm sure you will already know who's first birthday it is today, that's right Prince George has turned ONE and to celebrate SmarTrike have launched 10 limited edition Royal trikes which we have been very very lucky to be selected to give one away to you lucky people!
The Royal Trike is super stylish and equipped with the very latest trike technology, making them the most advanced in the trike world. Each trike has a patented swivel wheel and touch steering to ensure steering is seriously smooth for both parent and child. In addition to this it has a unique 'Magic Button' which allow parents to switch the steering control between themselves and their little one in just an instant. The Royal Trike even has an extra head-rest for added comfort and cushioning so little ones will be even more at home aboard their very first trike. The clever trike transforms in four different ways from 10 months up to 3 years and beyond adapting as your little one grows. 

The Royal Trike also has an extendable sun canopy for warmer, brighter days, and a very clever detachable storage bag perfect for all those baby essentials. In addition to this it also has a bucket, a zippered pouch and for baby a beaker holder and toy phone! Anyone who is lucky enough to get their hands on one these limited edition Royal Trikes is sure to be ‘King of the road’!

The Royal Trike truly is fit for a little Prince or Princess! 

As I already mentioned there are only ten of these special trikes in existence so you will have a very special trike for your little one. All you need to do to be in with the chance of winning the Royal Trike is to enter via the rafflecopter below! Open to UK residents only. 

Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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