Nifty accessories to pack for a beach holiday
Oct13

Nifty accessories to pack for a beach holiday

Okay, so having learned my lessons the hard way, I’m putting this right here, right now. You might be heading off for some late sunshine at half term, or you might just want to stash this away ready for next year. Either way, here it is – my top tips for making sure that your next beach holiday you actually pack smart, and have everything you need :) First up – all the basics have to be covered. You’ll need to...

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Be quick, and you can nab a Galaxy S8 for your teen (or yourself!) for under £20 a month!
Sep20

Be quick, and you can nab a Galaxy S8 for your teen (or yourself!) for under £20 a month!

Trade in any iPhone and get the new Galaxy S8 or S8+ for just £533 and £666 respectively, spread across 24 monthly payments. That’s just £19.99 a month (24 month term with 0% APR). The conditions? The traded-in iPhone Must be able to power up Must be an iPhone 4 or newer Must not be a blacklisted device (not registered as lost, stolen, barred or blocked on the national GSMA database) So no nobbling a kid in the street to get...

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Ssshhh… what we didn’t tell our guests (Wine? Try Aldi or Majestic, apparently)
Sep08

Ssshhh… what we didn’t tell our guests (Wine? Try Aldi or Majestic, apparently)

(It’s a long one, but stay with me here, it’ll help you and your wine drinking in the end. I promise!) Are you a wine drinker? Yes, me too! #coincidence Consider yourself a wine buff? No, me either. We’ve just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary (I know, I know, I really AM too young. Thank you…;)) and to celebrate we planned a really special party – squooshing a marquee into the garden, hiring...

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John Lewis bargains – £7 dress!
Sep04

John Lewis bargains – £7 dress!

It’s the time of year that retailers have a turnaround in their stock ranges, and for savvy shoppers there are some massive bargains to be found – just for the want of a little looking. For example, look at what I found with a few clicks this morning – although John Lewis doesn’t have an official sale on right now, but there are very simple ways to unearth an amazing bargain or two. Simply go to the particular...

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A letter for my children – I have a confession…
Jul26

A letter for my children – I have a confession…

Dearest No.1, Boy, Jolly & Bear. I have a confession to make. Yes, me, your super-cool amazing awesome mother. First up, I’m not sure I should be admitting this in public. But here goes: I love an inspirational quote. I do. And I’m not sorry. So there. (side note – any readers who follow me on Pinterest may have seen a sneaky little board sitting there quietly among the mugs and enamel kitchenware and housework...

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Why You Should Forget Everything You Learned About Child Saving
Apr05

Why You Should Forget Everything You Learned About Child Saving

I’ll never forget the day I turned 18, and was finally able to access the savings plan my parents had been paying into since I was born. Eighteen years of saving! It was going to be brilliant – I was about to get married (yes, really – five days later. And yes, we’re still married. So yah boo sucks to that thought you were just thinking) and had just bought a house (well, my older-and-actually-earning...

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