Tales of a Twin Mum https://talesofatwinmum.com Chasing the Aussie dream Wed, 03 Jul 2019 23:37:41 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Searching for dream homes in Australia https://talesofatwinmum.com/searching-for-dream-homes-in-australia/ Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:46:18 +0000 http://talesofatwinmum.com/?p=6640 If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you’ll know that my family and I relocated to Brisbane from Hampshire in the UK back in 2014. A few months after we arrived, we bought our first home in Australia. This post was written in collaboration with Currency Fair.  We spent months browsing online at dream […]

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If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you’ll know that my family and I relocated to Brisbane from Hampshire in the UK back in 2014. A few months after we arrived, we bought our first home in Australia. This post was written in collaboration with Currency Fair. We spent months browsing online at dream homes in Australia before we took the plunge – there really are some incredible properties here...

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Ideas for family holidays with kids https://talesofatwinmum.com/ideas-for-family-holidays-with-kids/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:38:19 +0000 http://talesofatwinmum.com/?p=6620 We’ve been in Australia for just over three years now. We’ve taken lots of short breaks since moving here to all kinds of stunning places, but what I’ve really been craving is a family holiday. Long gone are the days when we would enjoy hiking or romantic city breaks: now we LOVE family island holidays. […]

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We’ve been in Australia for just over three years now. We’ve taken lots of short breaks since moving here to all kinds of stunning places, but what I’ve really been craving is a family holiday. Long gone are the days when we would enjoy hiking or romantic city breaks: now we LOVE family island holidays. Somewhere with white beaches and palm trees. Where we can swim in a lagoon.

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Ways to keep kids cool in summer https://talesofatwinmum.com/ways-to-keep-kids-cool-in-summer/ Wed, 13 Sep 2017 02:06:29 +0000 http://talesofatwinmum.com/?p=6589 Things are hotting up in Brisbane. September is one of my favourite months – it’s hot without being too hot. It’s an in between month when the sun shines all day but it’s not too hot to sleep yet, and the overnight chill has definitely disappeared. Brisbane winters are really mild, but houses aren’t built […]

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Things are hotting up in Brisbane. September is one of my favourite months – it’s hot without being too hot. It’s an in between month when the sun shines all day but it’s not too hot to sleep yet, and the overnight chill has definitely disappeared. Brisbane winters are really mild, but houses aren’t built here like they are in the UK. There is a lot that we love about our house, but it does have a...

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Why I love browsing for cheap kids’ holidays https://talesofatwinmum.com/why-i-love-browsing-for-cheap-kids-holidays/ Sat, 09 Sep 2017 03:15:17 +0000 http://talesofatwinmum.com/?p=6569 When I was younger, we always took last minute holidays. Almost all of our trips abroad were booked as late deals – we usually had an idea that we wanted to go somewhere on a certain week but were pretty open about where we might end up. We used to get excited and read all […]

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When I was younger, we always took last minute holidays. Almost all of our trips abroad were booked as late deals – we usually had an idea that we wanted to go somewhere on a certain week but were pretty open about where we might end up. We used to get excited and read all of the holiday brochures to get inspiration about different places but there was nothing more fun than heading into the travel...

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Do you feel like parenting is the best, and the hardest, job in the world? https://talesofatwinmum.com/do-you-feel-like-parenting-is-the-best-and-the-hardest-job-in-the-world/ Thu, 10 Aug 2017 03:33:34 +0000 http://talesofatwinmum.com/?p=6550 (This post contains some affiliate links to things that I love).  I love being a mum. It’s a job that I wouldn’t trade in for anything in the world. But it is hard too. Fitting in school, homework and activities, cooking healthy dinners, working, refereeing fights, making everyone share – I constantly feel like I’m […]

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This post contains some affiliate links to things that I love). I love being a mum. It’s a job that I wouldn’t trade in for anything in the world. But it is hard too. Fitting in school, homework and activities, cooking healthy dinners, working, refereeing fights, making everyone share – I constantly feel like I’m battling to stay balanced and, like all parents, it’s easy to wonder whether I’m...

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Create your own BBQ pizza grill: From BBQ to pizza oven! https://talesofatwinmum.com/turn-your-bbq-into-pizza-oven/ Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:18 +0000 http://talesofatwinmum.com/?p=6011 One of the things I love most about Australia is that we have bbqs all the time. This was the sort of lifestyle that we dreamed of having in the UK – having the weather to be outdoors and cook outdoors whenever we felt like it. We have at least one bbq a week, often more. […]

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One of the things I love most about Australia is that we have bbqs all the time. This was the sort of lifestyle that we dreamed of having in the UK – having the weather to be outdoors and cook outdoors whenever we felt like it. We have at least one bbq a week, often more. If you follow my migration Instagram account, you’ll see that I love nothing more than firing up our Weber while watching the...

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Do YOU want to run an online business and work from home part-time? https://talesofatwinmum.com/do-you-want-to-work-from-home-part-time/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:09:27 +0000 http://talesofatwinmum.com/?p=6493 I’ve been self-employed for about 12 years now, and since my boys arrived I’ve been a work at home mum. Knowing I was expecting twins definitely shifted my career focus. This was for two reasons: I realised just how expensive a day of nursery care for two babies was going to be, and I also knew that […]

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I’ve been self-employed for about 12 years now, and since my boys arrived I’ve been a work at home mum. Knowing I was expecting twins definitely shifted my career focus. This was for two reasons: I realised just how expensive a day of nursery care for two babies was going to be, and I also knew that I wanted to be around to see my babies grow as much as I possibly could. Now, I work from home...

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Get inspiration for your home-based business: 9 digital entrepreneurs worth following https://talesofatwinmum.com/inspiration-for-your-home-based-business-digital-entrepreneurs-worth-following/ https://talesofatwinmum.com/inspiration-for-your-home-based-business-digital-entrepreneurs-worth-following/#comments Mon, 22 May 2017 04:44:22 +0000 http://talesofatwinmum.com/?p=6476 Since moving to Australia, I’ve become immersed in the world of online business creation. It all started when I began freelance writing for an entrepreneur just after we arrived, and then before I knew it I was hooked on the idea of building a business online. Over the last couple of years, I’ve spent hours […]

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Since moving to Australia, I’ve become immersed in the world of online business creation. It all started when I began freelance writing for an entrepreneur just after we arrived, and then before I knew it I was hooked on the idea of building a business online. Over the last couple of years, I’ve spent hours doing paid online courses and free online training. I’ve probably joined hundreds of...

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I hate cleaning (and what I plan to do to reclaim my weekends) https://talesofatwinmum.com/i-hate-cleaning-and-what-i-plan-to-do-to-reclaim-my-weekends/ Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:46:16 +0000 http://talesofatwinmum.com/?p=6409 I’ve never liked cleaning. I LOVE having a clean house, but the process of getting there has never been much fun for me. When I worked less it wasn’t too hard to keep on top of the house, but now that I’m working quite long hours on my online businesses it doesn’t leave me with […]

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I’ve never liked cleaning. I LOVE having a clean house, but the process of getting there has never been much fun for me. When I worked less it wasn’t too hard to keep on top of the house, but now that I’m working quite long hours on my online businesses it doesn’t leave me with much spare time to get stuff done. When my kids are at school and daycare, that is my work time so I can’t waste it by...

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The secrets to a calmer, more organised family life https://talesofatwinmum.com/the-secrets-to-a-calmer-more-organised-family-life/ Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:53:23 +0000 http://talesofatwinmum.com/?p=6381 Did you have chance to check out the post I wrote recently about taking my blog in a slightly new direction? I’m all about trying to build a happier family home life for myself, my hubby and my kids. And that includes spending more quality time together, getting my online businesses up and running without […]

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Did you have chance to check out the post I wrote recently about taking my blog in a slightly new direction? I’m all about trying to build a happier family home life for myself, my hubby and my kids. And that includes spending more quality time together, getting my online businesses up and running without feeling overwhelmed, and living life intentionally rather than letting it just happen to me.

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