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Do you have a favourite film? Here’s another question for you – do you have a favourite Christmas film?

For as long as I can remember it has been a tradition in my household to watch films on Christmas Day with champagne, snacks and blankets. This year will be a completely different story, not only because dad is no longer with us but I am working throughout the Christmas period. So, when I have finished my shifts I will be View Full Post

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Is it really Sunday if you haven’t had a cuppa, run the bath (hot shower for those without a tub), stayed in your PJ’s to drink your tea and of course last but by no means least – PUT A FACE MASK ON?! Sunday’s are all about self care and really making yourself feel good both inside and out. As I have been feeling incredibly rough over the past week it is definitely View Full Post

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It’s BlogMas Day 2 – You wanna know what’s on my Christmas list?!

When you think of a Christmas list there are only two questions that usually come to mind. Have you been naughty or nice – am I right?! Well, this isn’t the same sort of Christmas list. This particular list of more along the lines of things that I want to do before the actual View Full Post

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It’s DECEMBER!

I don’t know about you but for me this year has really just flown by and some of it seems to have escaped me. With a traumatic start to the year I honestly didn’t know where I would end up, but as we approach the final hurdle I can safely say – I have survived. Just about! View Full Post

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A couple of months ago I did it! I joined the National Trust and I honestly cannot express how happy it has made me. At the risk of sounding like a 70 year old in a 30 something’s body I am loving the long walks and time for contemplation whilst getting closer to nature. Not being one that has ever been the type to be ‘at one with nature’ it is definitely an eye opening experience having access to so many naturally beautiful places.

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Do you like saving money?

If like me you tend to go shopping when you are bored then the National Trust is definitely something you need to consider. For a yearly subscription you will pay the following depending on the package you take:

Individual Membership – £64.80

Joint Membership – £108

Family Membership – £114.60

Lifetime Membership – £1605

There is also a discount available for Senior Members (over 60’s) – 25% Discount

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With your membership you have access to over 500 amazingly beautiful places that you can visit over and over without having to shell out for access which can cost you around £10 to get in. I can almost guarantee that you will fall in love with at least one of the National Trust properties as there really is something for everyone. My current favourite is Winkworth Arboretum and despite being a bit of drive away from mine I am more than happy to jump in the car, stick on an audio book and get myself there on a day off.

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Over the next couple of months I am making a bigger effort to save money on my days off. With that in mind I have put together a list of the places that I would like to visit and what are the great things about each one so I know a couple of little things to look out for (overly organised!).

Wakehurst Place

Claremont Landscape Garden

Petworth House & Park

Nymans

Are you a National Trust Member?

If not don’t you think it is time to join?!

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