Meningitis the secret killer – how to spot the symptoms


  The Meningitis Now website states that this disease can ‘strike quickly and kill within hours.’ Therefore, it’s important that everyone is aware of the symptoms of this terrifying … [Continue reading]

Do you shop locally?

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Do you buy locally? There is a big push in my community to support local shops. I am a big believer in supporting local communities and businesses. This is easy to do when it comes to things … [Continue reading]

Different driving laws for different countries


If you have your license then you clearly have an idea of the driving laws here in the UK; even if you don’t always follow them to the letter. Do you know how things work in different parts of the … [Continue reading]

How does your child feel about going back to school?

I asked my kids recently if they were looking forward to going to school again and they said an emphatic no. We have had the most lovely holidays and have many more things we wish to do. It seems to … [Continue reading]

Pre school crafting with your little ones


Children in the UK are becoming addicted to their iPads. A report in The Daily Mail reveals that ‘one in three children use iPads before they can talk.’ Concerned? In that case, a digital detox is … [Continue reading]

The mobile landlord app

  I have often thought that being a landlord sounds a great way to make money. You get to make a steady income which is what really appeals to me about this profession (people are always going … [Continue reading]

The best value online gems for your home


  In today's difficult financial climate, the last thing we need is to see one of our home appliances fail on us. Indeed, those of us who are looking to move into a new home can find a whole … [Continue reading]

Win £300 worth of Homebase vouchers

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Oh the things you could do with a £300 Homebase voucher! One of the first things I would do is to buy myself a very comfy garden chair so I could sit with my BBq-ed lunch and relax. I might … [Continue reading]

The top cars for first time buyers

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In the United Kingdom, a first car is a very important purchase, effectively what you are buying is independence. The license to get around of your own accord, and without having to rely on other … [Continue reading]

Top money making home improvements.

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Whether you are staying in your home for the long haul or planning to move on elsewhere, improving your property is always a wise idea. Not only can it make your living space a more desirable place to … [Continue reading]

The Hidden Charges to Watch for When Taking out a Bank Loan

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How many times have you successfully applied for a loan or credit card without first checking the small print involved? You may not realise it but a myriad of hidden costs and charges are often buried away in the lower reaches of a loan agreement, … [Continue reading]

Get a free Krispy Kreme doughnut today


Do you want to get a free krispy kreme doughnut today? are giving away over 10,000 doughnuts from Krispy Kreme next week – completely for free. They are  giving away 1,500 per day, and you can get any kind of doughnut for … [Continue reading]

How to Save Money on Holidays and Have a Great Time


If your house is anything like ours at this time of year, you will have heaps of clean laundry overflowing everywhere, half packed cases getting in the way and an over worked iron. Not to mention a frazzled mother (that's me), a cat that has just … [Continue reading]

Budgeting to make your money stretch


Smart changes and no-nonsense decision-making make all the difference between living beyond your means and slipping into debt, or living a happy life with minimal money worries. When your budget starts to look tight hit back to meet the challenge. … [Continue reading]