Reviews

XLS Nutrition Shake – My Review

I was given a tub of XLS Nutrition Shake to trial this week. It’s not exactly a secret that I am fat, and a bit of a serial dieter. I fell off the Slimming World bandwagon when I broke my foot and couldn’t drive to the class. Since then I’ve put on a lot of […]

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Family

Birthdays, cakes and parties

September is a month of birthdays in our family. We have quite a few of them. Lottie celebrates hers on the 11th, hubby has his on the 14th. Both of hubby’s parents celebrate theirs and so does my dad. It makes it a pretty busy month as well but it’s all fun! Lot’s of cakes, […]

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planning for christmas
Money

Planning for Christmas

Planning for Christmas I’m reluctant to write a post about Christmas when it is only September but we all know that December will soon be here. However, we all know that Christmas comes on December 25th every single year and by planning for Christmas early we can ease some of the financial burden that Christmas […]

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Reviews

Decree Absolute -A book tour review

Decree Absolute by Wendy Cooper is the latest book up for review on the blog. It’s not been the easiest book for me to read and review for a few reasons. Firstly, I’ll be honest, time to read is very limited at the moment so I’ve had to read the odd page here and there, […]

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budget supermarkets
Money
Reviews

Budget Supermarkets: Aldi v Lidl

The two main budget supermarkets in the UK are definitely Aldi and Lidl. We shop at them both on a regular basis, especially as they are the two closest supermarkets to our house. We have noticed a definite reduction in our food shopping costs since doing it, without it having any impact on the quality […]

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back to school
Family
Money

Back to School – How to make it cheaper

It’s hard to believe that the kids will go back to school next week. Another summer has flown by very quickly, probably because I’ve been off work as well. Back to school season can get very expensive though. New school uniform needs to be brought. School shoes need to be purchased and it all adds […]

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crowdsurf
Money
Reviews

Transcribing for Crowdsurf

Crowdsurf are an American company that pays you to transcribe audio and video clips for them. They aren’t the highest paying company out there, partly because the exchange rate of dollars into pounds is so bad at the moment. However, despite their low pay they are my favourite of the three companies I transcribe for. […]

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pocket money
Family
Money

Pocket Money- Should we give it to our kids?

Pocket Money! Should we be giving it? Do you give your children pocket money? This is an issue that we have been thinking about quite a bit recently. Lottie is definitely old enough to start learning about the true value of money. We have been wondering whether giving her a small amount of pocket money […]

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Butlins
Family
Reviews

Butlins – a review of our week away

Butlins is the one family holiday that we always do every year. We’ve been going for the last 4 years now with my in-laws for the same week every August. With this in mind it means that we know Butlins well, and all it has to offer. I thought that today I would write a […]

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broken foot
Family

I’ve broken my foot and it just wont heal

I think I’ve mentioned a few times that I have a broken foot and it doesn’t seem to want to get better. To be exact I have a fracture of them 5th metatarsal. It was broken on 11th May 2018 and in the middle of August 2018 it is still very broken. I’m still wearing […]

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