Penny Choose: Ryman soft cover notebooks

Time for more Treats Under a Tenner, and today we are venturing into the aesthetically pleasing world of stationery porn. If you drool over Moleskine and designer notebooks but find yourself balking at the price tag then today’s affordable treat is especially for you. I get through an awful lot of notebooks and sketch books, […]

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Wardrobe that Works: Think OUTFIT

We already know how easy it is to buy too many of the wrong kinds of clothes (and there’s a neat trick for avoiding that), but every now and again it’s possible to buy too few of the right ones. Do you have any amazing clothes or accessories that you absolutely love, that you should […]

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Friday Fix: Crazy for daisy prints

Daisy prints are fresh and fun for the summer, and here are a few low-priced and sale items that I have on my wish list right now. From left to right: 1. New Look teens red daisy print canvas shoes, £9.99. Grown ups can wear them too, bonus. 2. Black and white daisy shopper from […]

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6 more cheap ingredients to brighten up everyday meals

Last year we did an article about how carefully spending a pound or two here and there can make everyday meals much more flavourful and interesting. It proved very popular, and it soon became clear that the list could have been longer, so here are six new suggestions for more store cupboard ingredients to brighten […]

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The art of keeping busy when you’re broke

When you’re very low on funds, the temptation is to stay at home every night and watch TV from the moment you get in until you go to bed. It isn’t going to do you too many favours though. While there’s nothing wrong with picking a few choice shows or getting stuck into your favourite […]

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Christmas in April

Yes, really. Why? Because when the festive season rolls around, many of us end up treating it like it’s some kind of financial emergency. Of course it isn’t – we know the date already and it’s absolutely no surprise – so let’s not get caught out for Christmas 2014. April is a good time to […]

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Friday Fix: Rainbow colours from £10

It’s been a good week for rainbows in the UK, and we’re in for a colourful spring and summer too. If you liked the paintbox and arty catwalk looks from Chanel and Dior, this one’s for you. From left to right: 1. GAP rainbow scarf, £19.95. Get 15% off your order by first signing up […]

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Wardrobe that Works: The Rule of 20

I love clothes. On a good day you’re wearing a work of art. On a bad day they’re still keeping you warm and preventing you from being arrested for public nudity (apart from that one time when…oh, let’s not go there).   Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, like many people, I like to have […]

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Dry for March final roundup

It’s the final day of an alcohol-free month, with a side order of reduced caffeine. Not the easiest month, but it’s definitely highlighted a few things, not least the ridiculous price of soft drinks in restaurants and pubs. I’ve managed to stick to it for the whole 31 days without cheating, which is very encouraging, […]

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