Archive | May, 2017

When old fashioned money saving isnt as good as it used to be avocado with no toast

When old-fashioned money saving isn’t as good as it used to be

I’m all for using traditional money-saving techniques, but the good thrifty stuff isn’t always set in stone and we regularly need to go back and re-evaluate what works and what doesn’t. In particular, some of us might benefit from letting go of a few rigid ideas, especially when we’re commenting on other people’s choices or […]

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Penny Golightly kitchen garden update May 2017

May kitchen garden update

Time for a quick update from the kitchen garden. It’s a busy time of year for allotments and other grow your own adventures, and we’re enjoying a mini heatwave at the moment too so the garden’s doing pretty well. All my latest sowing of herbs have done well (picture above), so they’ve been thrown into […]

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Landon Tyler candle diffuser review Chesil Beach

Review: Landon Tyler’s Chesil Beach range

I’m always on the lookout for good quality homewares that are reasonably priced, and Landon Tyler is a brand that I’ve had a lot of luck with. Today I’m reviewing their Chesil Beach home fragrance products. The product range includes a 200g scented candle in a glass jar, a three-wick candle, a 100ml fragrance diffuser, […]

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Ciroc Summer Colada vodka review Aluna coconut rum review World Cocktail Day

Review: CÎROC Summer Colada and Aluna Coconut Rum

The 13th of May is World Cocktail Day, and I’m reviewing some cocktail ingredients today that remind me of sunny days and faraway beaches. If the weather outside isn’t playing along then it’s time to make your own sunshine. Let’s start with the CÎROC Summer Colada. This is a 2017 limited edition super-premium flavoured vodka […]

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treats Under a tenner Aldi Alcohol Ice Popsicles review

Treats under £10: Aldi’s posh ice popsicles

It’s a brand new Treat Under a Tenner! This week’s affordable little luxury is Aldi’s new alcoholic ice popsicles, so it’s one for the grown ups. Yes, little frozen cocktails to hide away in your freezer for a cheeky nibble. You can choose between Bellini flavour, made with real prosecco and peach, or Gin & […]

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