For most of us, keeping on top of the finances is a bit of a struggle. It is all too easy for things to get out of control. This is particularly the case when it comes to your fuel and power bills. All it takes is a couple of cold snaps like the ones we have had this winter and all that snow, to send your electric, gas, and heating oil bills to catch you unawares. Plus, the cost of energy can easily rise at an alarming rate. According to comparethemarket, on average, UK households are paying 17% more for…

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January is easily the worst month of the year. Everyone is on the comedown from December’s festivities and with the grey dull weather and everyone watching the purse after indulging at Christmas, it can be a somewhat bleak time. I am re-joining Slimming World today after a very naughty few months and along with trying to lose the weight I’ve managed to put on over Christmas, but aside to the fact that I am wanting to lose weight I really want to be more frugal with our food shop. We easily spend over £100 a week on food yet never…

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January is here and like almost everyone else, the first thing I tend to do to combat the post-Christmas blues is to start dreaming of sunnier climes. 2018 will see us as a family travel to my dream holiday destination of Walt Disney World Florida but whilst this is mine, my husbands dream destination is actually Italy. Whenever you ask him where he wants to go, Italy is his number one so whilst I am dreaming of dinner with Mickey Mouse, he can often be found perusing villas to rent in Tuscany as he’s decided this is where he wants to…

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I have been doing bucket list for the last few years and an annual one is always one that is so nice to look back upon and see how many I achieved. It’s always nice to see how you start and end a year with very different mind-sets and ideas of what the year ahead looks like. I revisited my 2017 bucket list and it was lovely to see so many unexpected ones on there and creating new bigger ones throughout the year, namely our big trip to Walt Disney World next year. 2017 was without a doubt one of…

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We are heading off to Bluestone in December for some family fun and cannot wait. We have had quite a few breaks away this year which included my successful trip up to Blackpool alone with the kids at Easter time and we also travelled to Anglesey in the summer. I absolutely love going on holiday, but living in Shropshire means that to get to the coast is a pretty hefty car journey to get anywhere. I refuse to let long journeys deter us though and here are my five top tips to make car journeys less stressful. Snacks – the…

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As we trudge our way through October, the dark nights and cold mornings are upon us and with Christmas still feeling that bit too far away to get excited, my mind always turns to a holiday and getting away from the doom and gloom England offers throughout the winter months. I absolutely love getting away; whether it be a night away in a hotel or planning a big family holiday abroad, I always like to have SOMETHING to focus on. I am definitely the sort of person that once we land, I will be googling our next trip. Winter sun…

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Disneyland Paris welcomes everyone but it is actually tailor-made for 5 to 8-year olds. Kids of this age group enjoy the park’s classic rides and are also old enough to experience thrill rides as well. As there are way too many rides and attractions in the park’s multiple themed lands all competing for you and your child’s attention, it will greatly help if you create a plan with general daily itinerary. By learning the basics and taking time for some research, you can avoid some Disney mistakes many parents experience. Buy tickets ahead of time. You can avoid the lines…

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