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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Friday Fix: Six daytime shoes under £20

Did someone say it was payday? Well, even if it isn’t, here are a few affordable weekend treats for your feet, all under £20 and looking good for daytime wear through spring and summer. From left to right: 1. Black double strap wooden heel sandals, £19.99 at New Look. A little bit boho, a little […]

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Penny Choose: Taylors Sweet Rhubarb tea

“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.” Wise words from novelist Iris Murdoch. I’d also like to add that the best ones are easily affordable too, so you aren’t worrying about your finances. Today we’re having some Sweet Rhubarb tea from Taylors of Harrogate as the Treat under a Tenner. […]

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Burberry Runway SS2014 style nails on a budget

The Spring Summer 2014 runway nails collection from Burberry contains some of the hottest shades of the season, and it’s absolutely beautiful. However, it clocks in at £90 and I think it’s reasonable to say that this is out of the price range of most fashion fans. So I’ve found you some high street dupes […]

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Review: Tesco Clubcard Fuel Save Scheme

I’ve recently had the chance to try out the new Tesco Clubcard Fuel Save scheme, so here’s a quick review in case you’re thinking about trying it out yourself. In the past, various supermarkets have offered fuel perks in return for your loyal grocery shopping, but it’s always been via fuel vouchers. The new scheme […]

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Dry for March 20 days in

Another ten days have gone by with no booze, and a rationed caffeine intake. It has been pretty easy to stick to, by and large, but I have had a couple of wobbles. Well, three actually. The first one was on the evening of the 13th when I was out in a foyer bar. Everyone […]

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Penny Choose: Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream

We haven’t had a ‘treat under £10′ for a while, but I’ve been meaning to get around to reviewing this BB cream from Maybelline. It’s described as SPF15, an 8-in-1 oil-free cream gel, with 2% salicylic acid. BB creams are essentially brilliantly re-branded tinted moisturisers. They often promise you the earth, but there is a […]

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I was robbed but I don’t really care

On Friday evening, my purse was stolen from my zippered bag tucked under my arm. Whoever got at it was probably a very experienced pickpocket, or perhaps it was a gang of them. Either way, they managed to do it without me noticing, which is no mean feat. But in the great scheme of things, […]

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What you might not know about wills

Most of us don’t want to think about wills, full stop. It’s a subject that many of us find scary, and many people put off researching and making theirs. In the UK, there is also some general confusion about the laws relating to wills, and this was the subject of a recent Google+ hangout with […]

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