Bloggers #Dreamteam Linky and it’s the 100th week!

I hope you all had a super Easter weekend and enjoyed a restful time with your families. 🐣 I love that about this time of year, don’t you? Although the weather has not been kind, we have finished the wildlife pond, celebrated our daughters 18th and eaten far too much cake and chocolate!

I’m soooo excited as I’ve been asked to guest host for the #Dreamteam Linky! Whoop, Whoop!

If you don’t know this Linky then come along and take a look. It’s the first Linky that I joined when I started blogging and there are lots of great blog posts to read. As a linker, you get to join a super community of bloggers. So after linking up, sit back and read some amazing posts!

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Bringing the garden in: Using greenery in your home.

I have recently been looking for inspiration for the old house and I’m loving the trend for bringing the garden inside using botanicals, house plants and using green for interiors. As a gardener, bringing the garden into the house is perfect for me, especially as we are now in Spring. With the Old House garden always in my mind, I thought using some of this inspiration may help me make some decisions about what to use in our renovations.

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#MyGloriousGardens April Linky Party.

Hello everyone and welcome to the April #MyGloriousGardens Linky party! I hope you are enjoying your Easter weekend. Although it’s freezing cold here in Wiltshire, we have been busy creating our new wildlife pond and it’s almost finished! I haven’t written the blog post about it yet but I hope you enjoy the photograph.
Now for the link up! I hope you can join in with this lovely community.

Any posts about gardens, gardening, garden visits, outdoor visits…basically anything related with Glorious places! The linky will run for the first 2 week of the month and then I post a round up post towards the end of the month. You can read the March Round up here.

If you are unsure how to link your post do read this post.

The Linky Rules

1. Link up to 3 posts when the party goes live at 8am on 1st April. It will be open for 2 weeks.

2. Tweet your post and tag oldhouseinthes1 for a retweet.

3. Read and comment on both of my posts and the post linked before yours.

4. Comment on as many other posts as you would like to to spread the linky love.

5. Add my badge to your post so I can see it on your post. This is below.

6. Come back at the end of the month to read my round up post.

That’s it! Time to get linking. Click on the INLINKZ button just below.

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20 Things Parents Say That Are Pointless For Teenagers But We Say Anyway!

My daughter turns 18 this weekend.

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? Time goes by so fast doesn’t it? Before you blink, they have changed from babies to school children. Before you turn around they are going OUT. It’s crazy how quickly this last 5 years have flown by. I mean it was 2010 last year wasn’t it??

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#MyGloriousGardens March Round up post: Hurry up Spring!

Welcome to the March Round up Post! I can’t believe it is almost Easter and the end of March already. The beautiful photo of the Fritillaria was taken Easter 2017 in the old house garden. I really hope this cold rain goes away soon!

We had 20 link ups this month which is absolutely fabulous! We also had a winner for the competition and that was Joshua from 30daysofwildparenting.  Well done Joshua! Your prizes are on their way already!

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When Old Homes Throw Temperature Tantrums

We all love our old homes for what they are. The truest sense of love is not about possession and treating it like it’s a mere trinket in your pocket. The way you really love someone, or something is about appreciation. The problem is, old homes have their own personalities that they have shaped and made for decades but they do need looking after to maintain their quirks as well as maintaining their value. In this recent cold weather, we have sometimes struggled to control the temperature in the old house; in fact, we often wake up to condensation on the windows in these freezing temperatures!

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How gardening can provide wonderful sensory experiences for your child.

Gardening is a wonderful pass time for many people but it can be associated with retired people with time on their hands. I think this is a shame as everyone can try and enjoy gardening for its mindful moments  and connection with nature. Gardening is also a wonderfully fun and educational activity for children. As well as being these things, it can also have wonderful sensory benefits. Whether your child has a sensory need or not, gardening has many sensory benefits that will help with their overall development.

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Oh! How the Old House Garden has changed!

When I went self hosted a few weeks ago, none of my photographs transferred so I have been systematically going through each post and making sure the photographs are in the places I want them to be. This is an ongoing process and it will get done but actually, it’s a good thing because I can review each post in turn. I have been enjoying looking at photographs of the changes we have made in the garden and thought a review post was in order!

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7 Ways To Help Your Teenager Manage Exam Stress

The stress of formal exams is a tricky one to negotiate for both teenagers and their parents: The stress of doing well, the stress of what will happen afterwards and the stress of what to do with their lives in the future can all take its toll. I actually think our teenagers have many stresses  that they have to deal with and it seems to be much more than I remember as a teenager growing up in the 1980’s.

I know a little about exam stress as one of my children has A’Levels this summer whilst the other has GCSE’s! Obviously, with a two year gap between my children, I knew this day would come but it seems to have rushed towards us since September!  I worry about them as any parent would and want to help them as much as possible so, here are my top tips for managingexam stress at this time in their lives.

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