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Amanda Cottingham
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This is me! I blog (The Ana Mum Diary) I love vintage, living and lifestyle, films & prosecco, cheap mascara and expensive perfume! Oh and I am a huge fan of Florida and Disney.
This is me! I blog (The Ana Mum Diary) I love vintage, living and lifestyle, films & prosecco, cheap mascara and expensive perfume! Oh and I am a huge fan of Florida and Disney.

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Childcare Options For Working Parents

As a recent TV advertising campaign is keen to remind us, today’s family units come in all shapes and sizes. The Mum, Dad and 2.4 children model still exists, but there are also a growing number of single parents, same-sex couples, grandparents looking…
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Buying new garden furniture is an investment, and there are definitely lots of things to consider.  I recently took delivery of this beaut coffee set, from Garden Site – the Rowlinson Willington.  It sits 4 people comfortably, and with it’s low-level…
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I feel like in the last 10/15 years or so, I have travelled lots, visited some amazing places and met the most incredible people in that time.  I’ve also made many packing mistakes but mainly learnt, what I find is essential when I travel. I remember once…
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As the weekend approaches, and you are maybe thinking about things to do I’ve got the perfect place to visit if you live in or close to the London area. This weekend, from 21st – 23rd September, Fentimans will be opening the first ever Pop-Up Gin Bakery…
Gin Bakery? : I’m In!
Gin Bakery? : I’m In!
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Finishing touches : Shoe Storage

  Come September, I don’t know about you, but I always seem to find a spurt of energy and need to look at my house with fresh eyes and see whats working and not.  So far this month, I’ve decluttered my youngest daughters room, reorganised the utility and…
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Get Your Home Ready For The Autumn And Winter Months

So, you’re probably wondering what the best way is to make sure that your home is prepared for autumn and winter. Let me set the scene, you wake up on a cold winter day, getting out of your bed, you notice that you can see your breath. Rushing over to the…
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Book Review and Blog Tour : Create Your Own Happy ~cyohappy

I don’t usually write book reviews on the blog, for lots of reasons really, but this is one I absolutely wanted to share with you, and one I am so excited to talk to you about today as part of a book blog tour.  Create Your Own Happy is such a fabulous…
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Learning to Drive : Not yet 17, but what are the options?

My gorgeous eldest daughter is 16.  I knew it was coming, but gosh its really a strange feeling when it actually happened. I think it will probably be easier as she hits 18 and 21. Well at least I’m hoping so.  The feeling of having a young adult daughter…
Learning to Drive
Learning to Drive
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Finishing Touches to walls, that make a huge difference to a room.

As regular readers will know I write a lot about finishing touches to your home that I see online.  Things that I want to show you that I’ve hunted out. Trends and ideas that you will want to know about.  You can read more about those posts I…
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We are back! So sorry for the radio silence over on the blog.  We went away for nearly three weeks over summer, and so didn’t get much chance to update on here over that time.  Sorry! Just before we went away to Florida, Nia and I (can you believe that…
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