A Turbulent First Year: Why My Car Hates Me

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I’ve had my car for a little over a year now. I’ve managed to clock up 7,000 miles in that short time and it has been one hell of a ride. That pun was absolutely intended.

However, I’m quick to point out that my journey with Taylor (because she’s a Swift. Hur Hur) has not been a particularly smooth or easy one. Far from it in fact… I thought I’d let you know of the issues that I had in the 12 months after I bought Taylor from a relatively respectable (if a bit pushy) gentleman in the Sheffield area.

I mean, it had been MOT’d the week before and passed with no advisories. Gotta be fine, right?

WRONG.

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Your Guide To Getting Onto The Property Ladder

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Do you dream of holding the keys to a new home in your hands? If so you’re not alone. Most of us have an inherent wish to be a homeowner someday. Wes and me have been toiling away at trying to get there for ages, but we realise that nursery fees have put paid to that for now. Doesn’t mean we don’t know a thing or two about it though.  

In the past, it was very common for young people to leave home in their 20’s and buy a house. My grandparents tell me that they got their house for around £1,500 and borrowed the money from my grandad’s employer to get it! Can you imagine that now? Today, the situation is very different, and it’s not uncommon for people in their 30’s or even their 40’s to struggle to get onto the property ladder.

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Increase Your Blog’s DA – Oh My Blog! – April 2017 Edition

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Increase Your Blog's DA
It’s that time of the month again! This is the third month that Oh My Blog has been a thing and it’s growing at a pace I could never have imagined and I’m having so much fun putting it together and running it. Whilst March’s edition is still in full swing (and you can check it out right here!) the sign ups are now opening for April’s edition, which is based on Food & Celebrations – because I can’t think of 15 questions purely based on Easter Eggs and chocolate.
 
Oh My Blog! is a linky with a difference. It’s designed specifically for one reason, really. To help increase Domain Authority of the blogs that participate. I’ll not go into detail about what Domain Authority is, but if you’re looking for your blog to be found then you need it. The way to get it, is guest posts linking back to your blog.
 

Oh My Blog: Mum Edition – Featuring Fijian In The UK

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Oh My Blog March

Oh My Blog is a monthly interview series, where fellow bloggers come together to answer a series of questions on a specific theme. This is a chance to get acquainted with a whole range of bloggers, some of whom you may not have heard of before, and learn a little more about them!

This month, the theme is Mums (because it’s Mother’s Day soon!) and we’re hosting the wonderful Isabella from Fijian in the UK.

I’m really excited to share this beautiful post from Isabella, in tribute to her late mum Asinate. It made my heart melt the moment that I read it and is so fitting for Mother’s Day coming up in a few weeks because it shows just how important it is to remember even the little things about those no longer with us. I love learning about fellow bloggers, and in this instance I am very privileged to host Isabella and her wonderful mum, who may not be with us anymore but sounds like a truly amazing lady.

You should absolutely go and have a look at Isabella’s fantastic blog and follow her on social media… after you’ve read this post, of course.

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30 Blog Post Ideas for March

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It’s March! Spring is officially here – the days are going to get lighter, brighter and more colourful with the changing of the seasons. Awards season is drawing to a close, the build-up to Easter is about to begin and sadly, that means it’s the month where lent is a thing. This month, I’m back with another round-up of blog post ideas for March.

March brings us St Patrick’s Day, International Womens’ Day, Ash Wednesday (and lent!) and of course, Mother’s Day. With so many topics to cover, we’ve got a whole host of different ideas for you to sink your teeth into.

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What is the Best Baby Formula? (PLUS a $50 giveaway!)

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Our post title is kind of misleading. There’s no way on earth to determine the best formula for newborns (or indeed any baby) and we all know that – in the UK especially, the contents of them are largely the same, heavily regulated and they all taste rank. No seriously, have you ever tried formula milk as an adult? Yuck. This guide is more about the best baby formula for your circumstances and needs, if this is how you choose to feed your child.

I posted on this subject last week and frankly it took a lot out of me. This post, however, is more of an informative piece about what to look out for when choosing baby formula. Every newborn and every parent is totally different and it can be a bit daunting that when you’ve decided to formula feed your newborn, there are still a tonne of different brands and products to choose from. 

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