Cotswold Lifestyle

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How to Dry Hydrangeas and Make a Wreath for Fall

Show off to your Neighbours with this Stunning Autumn Fall Wreath Here I show you how to dry hydrangeas and make this simple yet stunning wreath. This is a Step By Step how-to that will show you how to make a beautiful floral wreath. This will take you from Fall to Winter and brighten up your front door or porch. Hydrangeas have become so popular over the last 3 years or so. I remember growing up with them in my Grandads garden. Now you see...

How to Reduce the Cost of Living in New York City for Renters

New York City is a world-class city with a lot of history. The Big Apple is home to the most iconic buildings, the quickest subways, and many famous restaurants. But what really makes New York City so special is the people. New Yorkers have been the backbone of this city for centuries. They work hard and they play hard. These days, not all New Yorkers can afford to live in Manhattan - even if they want to. That's because rent in Manhattan has...

Advice for Buying a House with Someone Else

Of course, there are advantages to combining funds and buying a home or investment property that you might not be able to afford on your own. However, buying real estate with someone else can easily damage your finances and your relationship if you’re not careful. Do your homework ahead of time and make sure you and your friend both have the income to meet the monthly expenses of the investment. If you’re looking for homes for sale in...

How to Deal with Japanese Knotweed

While many volunteer plants are quite welcome in our gardens, knotweed is definitely not one of them! Knotweed was introduced to the United Kingdom in the 19th century. Originally, it was quite popular thanks to its ability to screen off an area of the yard or property. Unfortunately, knotweed is also quite invasive and today, it's a blight. Thanks to part of the rules and regulations for conveyancing, sellers must now state whether or not...

The Cotswold Lifestyle Win 1 of 2 Great Prizes You have to be in it to Win it!

Welcome to The Cotswold Lifestyle 'BuyAGift' Competition, here I have two prizes to offer you. There is a first prize of a £100 BuyAGift Voucher and the second prize is a £25 BuyAGift voucher. Both of these fabulous prizes will come in really useful for Christmas this year or maybe you have some Birthday's coming up. You could buy some amazing items. You need to be in it to win it, so what are you waiting for enter now before the closing...

The Cotswold Lifestyle September Giveaway

Welcome to Cotswold Lifestyle’s September Free competition to win a Spooky halloween Hamper enter below its totally free to enter The Bloggers Taking Part Here is a list of all of the bloggers taking part in this giveaway - please show your support by visiting them. Mum's Guide to Life | Weddings and Wishes | The Heaton Family | Good Life & Mind | All Sort of Jazz | Foody Thoughts | Dharma Advise | Lula Grace | Kids on Roll | Cash Lee |...

Why Is Sustainable Living Important?

What is Sustainable Living and How does it Impacts the Environment? What is sustainable living? Sustainable living means reducing your carbon footprint by making changes in what you buy, what you eat, what you use to do things around the house, and what kinds of transportation you choose. Many people think that sustainable living is a goal only for environmentalists or those who are trying to fight climate change. However, there are many...

How Influencing Has Changed Over the Past Few Years

How Influencing Has Changed Over the Past Few Years I have seen massive changes in marketing, social media, and business. These changes are allowing people to have more influence than ever before with just a few ideas or posts on different platforms. Companies are starting to shift their marketing strategy to take advantage of these new marketing channels. You can see this shift by looking at some major companies like Coca-Cola who are taking...

Top Tips when Considering a House Move or Re-Mortgage

Dreaming of moving house? Although we live in the Cotswolds, I have always dreamed of moving to Cornwall. The Cotswold Hills are amazing and we have some of the most fabulous properties and real estate to choose from. We have been holidaying in Cornwall for over 10 years. I have an amazing Cornish corner in my dining room full of paintings and collectibles. My Kids tell me off for going on and on about moving to Cornwall and retiring there. I am...

Top 10 things to do with Teenagers and Families in the Cotswolds

TOP 10 things to do in the Cotswolds for a Family of mixed ages. I am lucky to live near the most amazing countryside and attractions. The Cotswolds region is a very popular tourist destination, but it is also a great place to raise a family. The UK is one of the best places to visit so much to see and do. The Cotswolds are a beautiful area in the south west of England. It is also known for its picturesque villages and rolling hills. If you want...