Tenner Week June 2014: Day 3: Declutter day

This week is just flying by – can’t believe it’s Day Three of Tenner Week already! How are you getting on so far? Today we’re doing a quick home declutter to make life simpler and easier. For my declutter I’m tidying up the bathroom and bathroom-related linens. That includes bath towels, hand towels, bath mats […]

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Tenner Week June 2014: Day 2: Free budgeting tech

It’s Day 2 of Tenner Week – how are you doing today? Spent all your money yet? Hope not! Today we’re looking at some free tools that will help you plan and keep track of your weekly budgets. This isn’t an exhaustive list so please add your own finds in the comments section if you’ve […]

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Penny Choose: Five Valleys Cordials Pomegranate & Rose

Ah, the joys of the small, affordable treat. Today’s Treat Under a Tenner is a tiny taste of luxury, for your summer refreshment needs. This beauty is the Pomegrante & Rose cordial made by Five Valleys Cordials. It’s unique, delicious and fragrant, mixing the fruit perfectly with the flowers so that neither of the flavours […]

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HEMA UK opens first store today: My review

HEMA, the reasonably-priced ‘variety store’ from the Netherlands, has finally opened a store in the UK today, so I went along to see what was on offer. Thought you might be interested to find out what it was like. It’s kind of a mini department store, something like a cross between the IKEA marketplace and […]

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Treat Time: The interview with Grace Hall

Treat Time is back, because we could all do with a little something extra lovely from time to time. It’s good for you, right? Even if it’s naughty but nice. We’re also linking up with Work from Home Wisdom, so remember to drop by there too for some top tips about home office happiness. This […]

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The four biggest money lies we tell ourselves

When it comes to money, we all fib, avoid the issue or tell ourselves outright lies at some point.  But the truth, however painful it might be at the time, is always what sets you free. Here are my top four money lies – how many of them do you recognise? If I don’t look, […]

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Thursday Treat Time: New Tesco homeware ranges

Today it’s time for some fantastically affordable treats for the home, and once more we are linking up with Work from Home  Wisdom to bring you a double helping of goodies.  Here’s a run through of the new trend collections from Tesco – see what catches your eye! When your living space is comfortable, and […]

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Review: Sane New World by Ruby Wax

The full title of this recent book by Ruby Wax is Sane New World: Taming the Mind. After accidentally becoming the ‘poster girl for depression’, Ruby Wax went on to study an MSc at Oxford, the results of which are evident in this book. Her studies were a combination of neuroscience and mindfulness, and the […]

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