As a stay at home and work from home mum, I have to say that saving enough for retirement is a big and genuine concern for me. While I love the freedom that comes along with being able to work from home it does have its drawbacks, and the lack of a company pension is one of them. [Read more…]
Trying to get the whole family out into the countryside for a stroll, never mind a hike, may be harder than you may think. Not only do we have to wait around for a dry day, but it’s also no fun if you feel like you’re dragging your kids out kicking and screaming. Yes, as parents, we are completely aware of how fun a walk in the countryside can be, but to a lot of children it just sounds as boring as cleaning their bedroom!
With this in mind, here are a few fun ideas that could change your child’s opinion of walking in the countryside for the better.
It’s quite hard to believe that spring is on the way, isn’t it? We’re nearly out of those dark and wet winter months! So, it’s time to stop ignoring your outdoor space and figure out what fun things you can do to make the most of the better weather we have ahead.
The first thing that I would like to mention is that it really doesn’t matter how much outdoor space you have, it could be a small balcony or a few acres, it really doesn’t matter. There are plenty of projects that you can do as a family to create a fun and enjoyable outdoor space. [Read more…]
I get a lot of pleasure from saving money. It doesn’t matter if it’s saving money on buying clothes for the kids or buying toys when they’re on sale and stashing them away, or even just saving money on our day to day household items, I just love that feeling of satisfaction that I get when I know that I have got what I wanted or needed for less!
One of the best ways to save money is by swapping some of our usual branded products for supermarkets own brand items during our weekly food shop. However, is swapping from brands to own branded items always a smart way to save money, or are there some items where it works out better to spend that bit more for a brand? [Read more…]
A few years ago, my husband and I benefited from a nice little windfall in the form a refund on a PPI policy which had been mis-sold to us on a loan a few years earlier. [Read more…]