Beware the refunds policy when buying presents

I know this post is a bit late for christmas, but there is all the birthday’s next year and Christmas in 12 months time. Basically, BEWARE buying presents for people without being sure of the refunds policy, especially if it’s not a big name shop you are buying from.  You may end up only being able to get a credit […]

Family Gap Year vs Finding The Magic at home

With the big hairy northern one being made redundant, we’ve been talking about taking a year out as a family gap year; maybe 6 months in the states, home for my brothers wedding and 5 months in Australia and New Zealand. Curly headed boy is 6yrs old, and having been to a private school is a bit ahead of our […]

Time for a change: Women bitching about other women: Sally Bercow vs Kirstie Allsopp

So another story about a mother, having a go at another mother, very publicly because obviously the Daily Mail loves that sort of thing.  Sally Bercow decided to slag off Kirstie Allsopp for being out of touch and middle class. So I’m going to have a rant. For a start when are women going to understand that until we start […]

Redundancy Tip No4: What expenses can you cut straight away? What do we really need?

I’m not a pessimistic person, but facts are facts, and it is possible that it will take a while to get a job after a redundancy.  So it’s important to quickly work out what expenses you can cut straight away, as it will reduce stress later on. I’ve been wondering about society’s views on what we really ‘Need’ for a […]

15 Top Tips: Oh No It’s Christmas, how do I stop gaining loads of weight!

It’s Christmas! But don’t panic about your weight! For a start, if you gain a few pounds, you can easily shed them quickly afterwards, so it’s really not worth stressing about.  (so if that’s all you needed to hear, you are welcome to pop off and have an egg nog now!). But lets say there is a special reason why […]

What would happen if Aliens did land next week?

The aliens are coming! Well, not definitely, but did you see that someone analysing the feed from NASA reckons they’ve found a HUGE space ship near Mercury? It could of course be a trick of the light.  But what if it where true? A little part of me got all excited; after all life is a bit tricky for everyone […]

How to read a Kindle book if you don’t have a Kindle

Obviously Amazon wants to sell Kindles, so although it makes it possible and it does explain how to read a Kindle book elsewhere, it is NOT really obvious. You can read a Kindle book on a .. Computer Phone iPad Mobile Device So here is a step by step description on how to buy my Kindle book on Amazon, but […]

Tip No3 For Families Dealing With Redundancy – Listing Opportunities

So as you know the big hairy northern hubby has been made redundant, and I blogged about the first steps to do, which included wallowing and getting some perspective on the old job.  Then I blogged about how important it is to look at the basic foundations of your life to strengthen you whether you have or are worried about […]

Competition To Win An Amazing Joe Browns Coat: You don’t get if you don’t ask!

I am so chuffed about this competition to win a gorgeous Joe Browns Navajo Coat worth £89.95; just look at that gorgeous lining, which will flash every time you walk or put it on and off.  This coat says ‘I’m happy to stand out, I’m gorgeous, I’m sparkly, I’m bored of being dull’, ‘I might be a Mum, but I’m […]