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My Top 5 Festival Tips.

If you're heading to Reading Festival (known to us locals as Reading Rock), Leeds Festival or any other festivals this weekend or upcoming weekends you may want to read this post for some festival guidance and tips! I've lived in Reading my whole life (27 years!) and with Reading Festival, WOMAD and Rewind all within a close range, it's fair to say I've been to more than enough festivals to know how to have the best festival experience! 


From festival attire to festival parking, the local area, and all the essentials, hopefully this post will come in handy for any festival plans you have! Whether you're an experienced festival goer or a festival newbie there's something here for everyone, but the most important thing is you stay safe and have lots, and lots, and lots of fun!

Ways To Revamp Your Home On A Budget.

If you're a long time reader of Unique Young Mum, you may recall the many post I wrote whilst me and Spud lived in the flat, I wrote often about how Spud dreamed of living in a house so he could have a garden to play in, and the fact that we couldn't have a dog in our flat - as another one of Spud's dreams was to have a dog! Every year he would write to Santa, with the same top two wishes - a house and a dog.


In November 2014, Spud's dream come true when we moved into a house, or shall I say bombsite!? The flat was our home, it was decorated, furnished and loved, it was clean, tidy and liveable, the house however needed a whole set of renovations, really it needs to be taken back to the brickwork, but without the funds to do that, I've had to concentrate on room by room! Nearly three years in there's still a LOT of work to be done, but slowly we're getting there without breaking the bank either!

Ideas & Inspiration For Family Bathrooms Done Right

Of all the rooms in the house, the bathroom is the one that tends to get neglected the most. The reason for this is unknown, but usually, it’s something to do with the fact that it’s the room that gets the least use. That being said, just because your bathroom may not get used as much as your living room and kitchen, it's not to say that it shouldn’t be a space that you love because it should be, as should every room within your home. Your home is your haven from the world. Therefore, you should love every inch of it - including your bathroom.



In an ideal world, you would have an en suite in your bedroom, your kids would have a bathroom to share, and there would be a cloakroom featuring a toilet and sink downstairs. However, life isn’t perfect, and neither are our homes, which is why a lot of families have to make do with just one bathroom that serves the needs of everyone. It might be a squeeze, but a shared bathroom isn't the end of the world.

Are You Ready To Deal With Old Age?

Life is a rollercoaster. It has its highs and its lows and generally zigs when we think it will zag. It’s hard to judge how things will pan out, but one thing you can guarantee is that you’re going to age. Aging is natural and something that none of us can escape, even if we try to avoid the visual effects of it. Although you may not be too concerned with your old age just yet, you may be when it comes to that of a parent or close relative. As someone close to you gets older, you may want to make sure that you’re ready to deal with what goes along with it.


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Covering Their Care
Firstly, there’s care to cover. Not everyone will need a form of care when they get older, but a lot of people do. Thankfully, there is a range of elderly care options that you can choose from. This is something that you may want to research and understand on your own and then discuss with your loved one to figure out what they may want to do. Whether you provide the care, you have carers come into their home, or your relative moves into an elderly living facility, it's important to be aware of the options you have.

Making The Transition To Secondary Years Play.

In September, my not so little man will be starting secondary school, to say time has flew past would be an understatement. Let me reassure you, when other parents tell first time parents time will fly now you're a parent, they aren't lying, nor are they exaggerating one tiny little bit. It only seems like last month when I was taking photo's of Spud's first day at nursery, it only seems like last week I took photo's of him wearing his school uniform on his first day of reception, it seems like yesterday when he started year six, and now I am planning to buy his secondary school attire.

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With secondary school comes a whole different life, gone is the days of being sent to the head teacher if you're in trouble, in are the days of being given a detention for bad behaviour, missed homework or even being late to school, gone are the days when homework meant 30 minutes taken out of the whole week, because instead, you'll find more than likely you'll spend at least 30 minutes a day taking time out for homework - and for me this is going to be a pain as I've never been quiet about my loathe of homework, home time should be just that - home time, not home time for extra school work!