Archive | January, 2018

How to rescue those January goals

When January resolutions go off the rails…

Did you know that approximately 80% of New Year resolutions fail by the second week of February? That’s an awful lot, isn’t it? However, recent events have had me thinking about ways to get those resolutions up and running again. I’ve been a bit quieter than usual lately because I’ve caught a weird bug and […]

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Tenner Week January 2018 Day 6

Tenner Week Jan 2018: Day 6: Learn something new

Yay! It’s Tenner Week Saturday! We’re into the final stretch of this budgeting challenge – how are you doing, and do you have any of your £10 left? Today’s activity is based on the Bonus Point of ‘learn something new’, and it’s time to listen and learn. This means we’re looking for at least 30 […]

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Tenner Week January 2018 Day 5

Tenner Week Jan 2018: Day 5: Find a freebie

It’s our January Tenner Week Friday, and it’s a good one this time because it’s Freebie Friday. Today we’re going to be making the most of free samples, services, apps, events and more. By Day Five of a budgeting challenge like this you might be getting low on funds, or feeling tempted to go shopping. Freebies […]

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Tenner Week January 2018 Day 4

Tenner Week Jan 2018: Day 4: Being creative

We’ve made it more than half way through the January Tenner Week challenge now – how much of your £10 budget is left? Today we’re going to be trying out an activity based on the Bonus Point of being creative. There’s a choice of four activities, so feel free to pick from: Art Crafts Decorating […]

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Tenner Week January 2018 Day 3

Tenner Week Jan 2018: Day 3: Keep up your fitness levels

We’re on to Day Three of our January £10 budgeting challenge, so let’s continue keep that spending low, low, low in the run up to payday. The Bonus Point we’re covering today is ‘keep up your fitness levels’, and the specific activity is to get at least 30 minutes of exercise. If you aren’t currently […]

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Tenner Week January 2018 £10 Challenge Day 2 two

Tenner Week Jan 2018: Day 2: Get your home into shape

We’re busting on through the January rain and dark into Day Two of our Tenner Week. Have you spent any of your £10 budget yet? There’s something new to do every day so we can keep ourselves busy, and today we’re looking at the Bonus Point of getting your home clean, tidy and generally more […]

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Tenner Week challenge £10 Day 1 One

Tenner Week Jan 2018: Day 1: Eat healthily

It’s the first day of a brand new Tenner Week challenge! Are you ready to stretch a £10 budget out for the whole week? There’s something new – and thrifty – to try every day to keep us all busy. Today’s activity is to make sure you eat healthily. It’s in two parts: first of […]

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Tenner Week January 2018 challenge Sunday Stocktake and Schedule

Tenner Week Jan 2018: Schedule & Sunday Stocktake

Our latest Tenner Week budgeting challenge officially starts tomorrow, so here’s the schedule for you, plus an optional Sunday Stocktake. The rules of the challenge are simple: make the most of what you own, and stick to a budget of £10 or less for any extra food, entertainment, coffees, toiletries etc. The budget doesn’t include […]

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Seeds to sow in January and garden jobs to do this month

What to sow & do in a January kitchen garden

Are you going to have a go at growing your own fruit, vegetables or herbs this year? There’s no rush while the January weather’s still cold and dark, but if you’d like to make a start this month then there are a few seeds that you can sow, and a few other garden or allotment […]

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