Why I’m so chuffed to be nominated in two blogging awards (Plus I need your votes!!!)

I’m extra mega chuffed today. Last week I found out I’d been nominated for the BiBs (BritMums Brilliance In Blogging Awards) for ‘Inspire’ AND ‘Outstanding’; which are rather wonderful things to be nominated for. (vote here) Now I’ve found that I’m also nominated to defend my title as ‘Best Small Business Blogger’ in the MADs (Mum And Dad Blogging Awards from […]

What Happens In A Week Off Reading, Facebook and Twitter?

With great trepidation I decided to take a week off ‘reading’.  The idea being that it can be a way of avoiding life sometimes. Being a busy mum I don’t get much chance to read, so I thought about what I do read.  Mainly it was Facebook groups, my friend’s Facebook updates, twitter, and a couple of online newspaper pages. […]

Nominate Someone For A Big Break

Do you know someone who needs a Big Break or needs some money?  Well if so, you can nominate them for a Big Break by clicking here. Each month a lucky someone will get £1000. Plus each time someone is nominated Marie Curie Cancer Care  will get a donation. It’s kind of a win-win situation heh, hence I accepted the […]

7 Top Tips For Saving Money And Cutting Costs: My Piggy Bank Tale

Trying to cut costs, and even save money can seem daunting to start off with. But I’ve found that once we got going, it gets easier. What I’ve also discovered is that it has the surprising added bonus of adding back the adventure and sparkle to life; who’d have thought it? So I’m sharing some of my Top Tips for […]

Does everyone like the simple things, can it be learnt?

I spent all friday filming a ‘thingy’ you’ll see soon about top tips to save money.  I’ve actually found myself more contented and less stressed having had to cut back since the big hairy northern one was made redundant, so it’s got a very positive spin on it. Then we had the lovely weather at the weekend.  I love the […]

Does your past affect your worries about your children’s schooling?

What makes us feel one way or the other about education and the choices that we have to make for our children? Some of it must be society and peers.  But I reckon a big part comes from our own childhood. I was sent to an all girls school; hence my dislike of single sex education. I also went private […]

NHS: Is it Fair That People/Children Without Choice Don’t Get Help?

My head’s disagreeing with itself. It watched a program about the American situation with horror.  There are children without homes, and not getting anything to eat when they go home from school.  People are living in tent cities or storm drains.  It was like something out of the middle ages.  Of course, unlike us they don’t have the same degree […]