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Home and Horizon is a lifestyle blog with an overall focus on saving people money on their home interiors/accessories and on their travel plans and holidays.

As you might have guessed, travel and interiors are my two great passions, so I get a kick out of writing about them. You'll notice that throughout my posts I try to share thrifty advice, tips and tricks that I myself find really useful when it comes to the products and services I choose to buy. You'd be amazed at how much money you can save by making just a few small changes! 
By day I'm the co-editor of a community magazine, which offers a mix of local community news combined with lifestyle features – from life hacks, technology and home and garden, to parenting, shopping and health and beauty – it's packed with a whole host of ‘dip-in, dip-out' articles. (If interested you can read previous issues here)

My cancer battle

As this is a lifestyle blog you'll also find a variety of sections. More recently I've been blogging about breast cancer following my diagnosis in March 2019. It knocked me for six, but once I had got over the initial shock, I then decided I'd do what I could to help others by writing about my experiences. If I can help educate or inform just one person on the disease that affects so many of us, then I'll be a very happy bunny. 
A proud achievement for me was raising over £600 after donating my long hair to The Little Princesses Trust for kids with leukaemia and cancer (See 6 Facts About Me at the bottom of this page for more information about my journey to recovery.)

The Wright Clan

The Wright household consists of Luis (14), Nadja (11) – who vlogs as Girlwrighter – and my overworked teacher husband, who I refer to as VIP – because he is. Oh, and not forgetting our four cute rabbits, Jessie, Bo, Pippin and Pudding.
I also vlog, so do pop by to check out my videos which include thrifty shopping hauls, product reviews and blog or interior events, amongst others.
If you've got any questions or suggestions for features, please feel free to drop me an email.

Work with me

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some great companies and I’m always open to collaborations with brands that fit in with Home and Horizon.
If you are a brand – or a PR representative and would like to collaborate with Home and Horizon, please email me.
Tips on working with me
  • Many apologies but I'm not currently accepting guest posts – but thank you for your interest.
  • I do not offer blog post coverage OR links in return for social media/newsletter promotion.
  • I accept sponsored posts (if they fit with my blog theme), but I tend to write these myself to fit in with Home and Horizon's style.
  • If you've emailed me, please bear with me – I get over 200 emails a day so it might take a little longer to come back to you – never usually more than a day though.
  • I don't work for free or very little; this is a professional blog that I earn money from and, coming from a journalist background, quality is extremely important to me.
  • In the same vein, I don't provide free links to other sites – and I also don't need free copy; I never seem to run out of editorial ideas – only time!
  • If you'd like to see my media kit, which discloses my stats, readership, DA authority (currently 39) etc, just let me know.
As well as teaming up with individuals and brands on Home and Horizon, I’m available for copywriting, ghost writing (blogs), subbing/proofing and social media management.
I also offer presentations/talks as a guest speaker on:
– How to approach magazines and get published
– Profiting from a blog while working full time
– How to work with brands as a blogger and get noticed
– Turning your blog into a full time income
If you have any questions, again you can send me an email. Otherwise, why not Sign up to my FREE monthly newsletter to get the low down on new travel and interior savings and offers!
I hope that you enjoy browsing the blog – and feel free to connect with me on any of my social media platforms – I like to chat!
Twitter: LaurettaCWright Facebook: HomeandHorizon And here I am on Instagram and Pinterest

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6 FACTS ABOUT ME 

  1. In March 2019 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I underwent a lumpectomy to remove the tumour and had the affected lymph nodes removed. I am now undergoing a very lengthy process of chemotherapy, followed by radiotherapy, which should end in November – I'm hoping to raise a glass in December to a cancer-free celebration and look forward to making the most of life again with my family in 2020. Here's the first blog post I wrote about my diagnosis.
  2. I'm half-Turkish (half-English). My middle name is ‘Canan’ meaning ‘Sweetheart’. My kids (and VIP) would disagree.
  3. My son was born with bilateral talipes (Clubfoot). We were told he would always walk with a limp, have gait development issues and have to undergo ongoing extensive surgery. We challenged the NHS when it came to his treatment – and won. At 13 he now runs, jumps, skips and hops like any other child. No pain and no operations.
  4. My magazine collection is very important to me – I’m mildly obsessed with interior magazines and have a secret stash of them in my bedroom. Except now it’s not a secret.
  5. I suffer terribly from migraines and my triggers are plenty: atmospheric changes, irregular eating, hormonal effects and strong smells. If you don't understand them, read this!
  6. I'm partial to pic n mix sweets, Yorkshire Tea, stationery, household gadgets/tech and candles (the soy wax kind) and Afternoon Tea.

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DISCLAIMER: All views on Home and Horizon are my own. I do my best to report on news and developments as accurately as I can and I’m always honest in my reviews, whether or not they are sponsored.

Please note that links to merchants mentioned on this blog might be using an affiliate link. This means that – at zero cost to you – I might earn a commission if you buy something through that affiliate link. I believe in being transparent and honest, and therefore I wouldn't recommend a product or service if I wouldn't buy it myself. Integrity is extremely important to me.

Finally, I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness or validity of any information that I publish, and neither does the company that employs me. To put it bluntly, I’m not to blame for any errors, losses, injuries or damages arising from the buy ranitidine 300 mg words I choose to use on this site. In the words of someone whose name escapes me – Accept it, deal with it and move on. 

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