Christmas gift ideas for active kids

At this time of year, it’s so easy to hibernate indoors. For many children, this can lead to boredom and mischief. Keeping them active is a great way to avoid the restlessness. Here are some lovely gift ideas that will keep active children entertained during the festive period. Family days out choice voucher It’s always lovely to buy someone an experience that will allow them to make memories as a family. With the choice voucher, the recipient family can pick the day out that would suit them best. With venues available around the country, the voucher is ideal for local…

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Falling through the cracks: It’s time to take control of your pension #AD

Are you saving enough for your future? It’s a simple question, but the answer is never straightforward. At least, it’s not for me. Scottish Widows have recently published the 15th Women & Retirement Report. They’re celebrating the good progress that has been made since the report started. In 2019, 57% of women are saving adequately for retirement. That’s the highest proportion since their research started, helped in part by auto-enrolment. Despite this positive change, men stand to benefit from a staggering £78,800 more in their pension pot than women. Certain groups of women continue to fall through the cracks, remaining…

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Thursday photo #288

It always amazes me how quickly everyone’s thoughts turn to Christmas as soon as Halloween is over. I’ve started publishing my Christmas gift guides this week and hundreds of people read my Christmas blog posts every day. For me though, there’s lots more to do before I start thinking about getting our house ready for Christmas. Moving rooms Since Lia was tiny, the girls have shared a bedroom. We’ve asked them on numerous occasions whether they’d like their own room and the answer has always been a firm no. Recently though, something has changed. The girls were talking the other…

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Christmas gifts for dog lovers

In so many ways, owning a dog takes over your life. Holidays change so the dog can come along too. A different social circle develops as you meet other dog walkers. Christmas gifts for dog lovers are often appreciated more when they’re purchased with the beloved canine in mind. Here are a few suggestions of gifts to buy the dog lover in your life. Personalised dog coffee table book If you were into Where’s Wally as a child, you’ll love this personalised “Where’s dog name?” book. Your dog has escaped and it’s on an adventure. You need to turn detective…

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Christmas gifts for foodies

If you’re looking for Christmas gifts for the foodies in your life, you’ve come to the right place. It’s easy to think that children can’t be foodies, but that’s not the case. My girls love food. Eating, cooking and watching anything to do with food. So, there are a few ideas here that are for adults only but there are also a few that would be great for little ones. Little Cooks Co Subscription Box My children love to cook but I really struggle to find the time to bake with them. The beauty of a subscription box is that…

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