Nectar Summer Picks

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We’re halfway through the summer holidays here in England now, and I’m willing to bet a few parents are starting to feel the budget pressures mounting up, and the inspiration running out. Nectar has some suggestions to help your money go that little bit further and stave off the boredom, starting with this video. Their […]

UnmuteUK – let’s get public service working for us

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I am a huge fan of the NHS. I think having a National Health Service is an absolutely fantastic thing for all of us, and I’ve done lots to campaign against the sneaky sell offs going on under the current government. (Look up #TTIP for the latest attack.) But. At the same time, they do […]

Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour

Teri Terry

For anyone who hasn’t read widely on my blog, a quick heads up – I love books. I can see the rest of you shaking heads with a no, really? kind of look I also love sharing books with my children. (That wasn’t news either was it?) As well as all of that, I love […]

Lost as to what’s going on with ISAs and New ISAs? Worry not.

Scottish Friendly New ISAs explained

If I had money to save, I might use an ISA. I did, once. Have money that is. And an ISA, I think. Back in the those heady days when we had one child and two salaries. *deep sigh*. It’s been quite a while since I’ve had to worry about saving or investment options, which […]

Shopping for Samsung at Vodafone

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I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. My Samsung phone (a Galaxy Note 2 since you asked) is a big part of my life. Even sat here typing on the netbook it’s sitting next […]

Feeling good with Gok Wan and Activia

Jax and Gok

So a little while ago I posted about the new Activia campaign all about how feeling good comes from within, and how you can let the feel good out with dancing. And I said that I was going to be meeting someone a bit special as part of my involvement with the campaign. The meeting […]

First beach trip of the year with my own little Dora the Explorer and her Backpack

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I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. Dora the Explorer has been a part of the family here for more years than I care to remember. Big used to watch it and speak Spanish […]

Vanish Gold 30 second stain challenge – Beetroot!

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I have four children. I know about stains. Boy do I know about stains. And smells. Ugh. Vanish has been a part of my anti stain armoury for a very long time. My product of choice is to use the stain bar usually, although I do have a big tub of Oxi Action in the […]

Winter activities and bird feeder crafts.

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I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Outdoor family activities at this time of year can be challenging. This time between Christmas and New Year is traditionally the time that we leave the […]

MyFamilyClub’s free MyFamilyPack – sponsored review.

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I follow MyFamilyClub on twitter (often try to join in the #thriftyThursday quiz), and am subscribed to the website. It’s a goldmine of budget tips and competitions, and when they approached me to do a sponsored post about their latest campaign, the free MyFamilyPack, it didn’t take me long to say yes, as I can […]

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