How to start saving money for Christmas now


It’s not just retailers who benefit from getting a headstart on Christmas. Even with the demands of children, it’s easier than you might think to squirrel some savings away and coast through the festive months just that little bit easier. With just a few little life hacks there’s a huge amount of money to be saved ahead of the festive season. In fact you’d be amazed at how quickly the pennies add up. Here are a few ideas to get… Continue Reading “How to start saving money for Christmas now”

New Car Shopping!

New Car

Buying a car is probably the second most expensive purchase there is after buying a home, so choosing the right one for is vital. Last year my beloved Citroen C4 Picasso blew up and I have to admit that we bought my next car in a bit of a hurry and much as it is safe and reliable, I just don’t love it. Although I am persevering with my car, it is looking like Hubby’s needs replacing as it has… Continue Reading “New Car Shopping!”

Top Ten Tips for Christmas Food Shopping

Trolley Bags

Shopping for food at Christmas is possibly one of the most stressful parts of Christmas. I worked in a supermarket for 16 years and Christmas was always one of my favourite times of year, everyone was (mostly) cheerier, the time just flew past and it was the one time you could eat on the shopfloor – chocolate anyone? However, there are some tips I have to share: Don’t leave the Christmas essentials to the last minute. They’ve been in stock… Continue Reading “Top Ten Tips for Christmas Food Shopping”

Last Minute Christmas Shopping and Sales Tips


I hate shopping. Or rather I hate shopping with children in tow. This year I have done almost all of my Christmas shopping online and although I have boxes all over the house, it has been so much easier. If you still have presents to buy, like me, remember that this is the last week for free or cheapest online delivery for most stores. I find that buying online can often be cheaper than in-store and it’s far easier to… Continue Reading “Last Minute Christmas Shopping and Sales Tips”

How to Win at Sales Shopping


Shopping the sales can be dangerous and I am living proof that it doesn’t always go to plan! In the past I have been known to buy the wrong size dress that I had fallen in love with and “determined” to fit into it – I never did; Bought the wrong size shoes and wore them for all of 5 minutes before I admitted to myself that they didn’t fit; Wasted money on gadgets that seemed like a good idea… Continue Reading “How to Win at Sales Shopping”