How to minimize toxic chemicals inside your home


In the current climate, where we are spending most of our time indoors all day, you are actually spending a lot of time in a rather polluted environment. In fact, there could be increased exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which are toxic chemicals emitted by many of our everyday consumer products and household items. Studies have shown that excessive exposure to VOCs can cause several health issues, including:

Irritation of eye, nose, throat, and lungs
Headaches
Nausea
Loss of focus and coordination
Coughing
Lack of breath
Pneumonia
Bronchitis


How do you avoid VOCs in your home and minimize air pollution? Here are some tips.




The Boden Susannah Shirt Dress

March is finally here and with it hopefully comes some spring like weather and of course plenty of colourful flowers like these wonderful daffodils, which made the most glorious backdrop for my blog photos. So happy I live close to the Cotswolds!

Today I'm styling the Susannah Jersey Shirt Dress from Boden (£75) which I've paired with beige boots and a mustard bag. It may look smarter than your usual shirt dress but I'm showing you how to style it in a more casual way.

5 Essential Kitchen Items That You Should Invest In

Kitchens are a room that you need to use every day. It is a place where you can whip up old favourite recipes, or be adventurous and try your hand at cooking something new. To make the experience of cooking easier, you need to ensure that you have the right kitchen equipment. Some of them you can save money on, but there are other essential items that it is better to invest in. Whether you are trying to kit out your first home, or you are working out which items you need to invest in, the list below will help you out.

4 Things You Need To Be A Great Boss

If you’re going to own a business, you have more to worry about than what to sell or your marketing strategy. You need to make sure you’re a great boss! Being a great boss is a must if you want a loyal team who work hard for you. Below, you’ll find 4 of the things you need to be a great boss.

Tips for Choosing a Wedding Theme

For many of us, the idea of getting married can be exciting enough, and sometimes an overwhelming (yet positive) fact to be wrestled with. It means that we’re finally going to tie the knot with someone we adore, and that in itself is cause for celebration. A wedding is also important in that it allows you to make a public declaration of your love, in front of your family and friends. It can serve as a momentous event both of you will cherish for the rest of your lives.

Of course, when your excitable emotions start to settle, you may realise that no wedding arranges itself. A lot of planning competency is required to help you structure this event in a manner that works for both of your tastes. It’s unlikely that you’ve planned many weddings before, unless you have a range of older siblings or this is your job to begin with.

This is where the fundamental questions can start to seem much more complex than they actually are, as you plan to get things right. For instance - how on earth are you supposed to theme a wedding in the first place? Thats a question I asked myself after I got engaged in September.

Things To Do In London In The New Year

As we head into the new year it's nice to have something to look forward too and luckily for us the capital city of London has it all going on with plenty to see and do for everyone, whatever your interests may be. And you have no excuse not to travel there because it is easily accessible by train from many places across the UK and there are plenty of hotels if you want to stay over and make a weekend of it.