How to invest in yourself!

So back at Radio Verulam today with the Gorgeous Danny Smith and I was inspired to chat about ‘investments’ by Curly Headed Boy. It’s spring time, maybe you need a fresh look at your life and a bit of an overhaul? The question is how to invest in yourself? Money Saving. We are quite strict that even from pocket money, […]

My house’s journey in 2013 – from salon to normality

Loads of people do reviews of their life for the previous year, I’m going to do a review of my house’s life last year. For the first quarter of the year I saw lots of my house because I was still getting to grips with my Fibromyalgia – I basically needed a jolly good rest.  Gradually it brought me the healing […]

Can you really upcycle if you aren’t Kirstie Allsopp?

Yay, the summer holidays are over, so I was back over with the gorgeous Danny Smith on Radio Verulam today.  Listen again here. I thought I’d share what I’ve been doing all summer – embracing the Kirstie Allsopp revolution! I love the whole crafting/upcycling revolution that has been birthed by the recession.  I believe that creativity is good for the soul, […]

How to go on holidays with more than two children and not pay a fortune

No one warns people when they have more than two children that suddenly there will be huge problems with holidays. A couple of years ago we went to Cyrpus in one of those studio apart-hotels.  We met a lovely family with 3 children.  They could easily have fitted into the studio, but that was against the rules, so they had […]

Getting unusual jewellery doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

So you’d like to buy your wife/partner/girlfriend some jewellery, but don’t know how to do it without bankrupting yourself? I love jewellery, but I love saving money too.  This can make it difficult if you want ‘original’ jewellery, because it can make us tempted by the likes of Pandora or Tiffany, but then we are talking mega bucks. A few […]

Tips on getting the right gifts without spending a fortune!

I was asked to come up with top tips for people worried about what to by for friends and loved ones from Christmas and Birthdays by the lovely Danny Smith from Radio Verulam‘s drive time show (92.6FM). It’s a tough job to come up with a present or gift that you can afford, and that they love getting.  But it’s not impossible!  My […]

Tips on affording and buying birthday or christmas presents for children

I was asked to come up with top tips for parents worried about affording presents for their kids at Christmas and Birthdays by the lovely Danny Smith from Radio Verulam‘s drive time show (92.6FM). I’ve written my tips below, but if you fancy listening to our dulcet tones, then head to the bottom for the audio clip. Stress It can […]

How to easily build a family budget that works and reduces your stress!

Now stay awake! Remember I told you in my previous post about why budgeting is fab, that having a budget will reduce your stress, improve your relationships and give you a better sex life? So now I’m going to give you some tips on how to build a budget, because it’s not always that obvious. Plus you can listen to […]

Why Would You Want To Bother To Budget?!!!

Guess what, I’m now a ‘Lifestyle Correspondent’ for Radio Verulam’s Drivetime show with Danny Smith. How cool is that! I’m doing a monthly tips on the third monday of every month covering everything from money to health to relationships and back again. It’s quite possible that you didn’t have it as a priority in your diary last month (why not […]

Don’t Forget a Thing! Packing List For Camping With Your Kids

I’m just back from my first ever camping trip and first ever family music festival, so being addicted to lists I thought I would share and share alike! I promise you won’t get such a comprehensive list elsewhere because: (a) I’m a bit wacky and love a bit of glamping and (b) I’m retentive about lists. I’ve highlighted the MUST […]