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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Easy Steps to Repair a Credit Score with FREE ClearScore Coaching
Mar01

Easy Steps to Repair a Credit Score with FREE ClearScore Coaching

I’ve been meaning to sign up to ClearScore for a while now, ever since I saw a TV advert for them; ‘giving everybody access to their credit score and report for free, forever.’ I’ve been quite open in the past about our past issues with debt, and how we’ve worked incredibly hard to take back control and sort them. Having done it once, we’ll never let it happen again, and one of the biggest tools in...

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The 10 Most Popular Takeout Dishes
Feb28

The 10 Most Popular Takeout Dishes

Gone are the days when takeout was simply just pizza – you can order virtually any meal and have it delivered to you now. We are counting down the top 10 takeout dishes ordered, and our mouths are watering!   10 – Chow Mein   Noodles, bean sprouts, meat and veg – what else could you ever want? This dish is one of the most popular Chinese food requests. Chow Mein holds our number 10 spot for best takeout.   9 – Burgers...

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