Saving up for a big purchase the easy way

Until recently, I’ve never been a saver. Living day to day was the priority, and if I wanted to travel then that’s what credit cards were for. Unfortunately, my inability to say no when it came to travel did land me in some debt. Managing without getting into more debt became increasingly difficult. Now though, we’re in the fortunate position that our only debt is the mortgage. So, it’s time to be sensible about saving. Over the past few years, various bank accounts and apps have been developed to make saving easier. I’m taking advantage of those and putting some…

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Thursday photo #263

Hasn’t the school holiday come round quickly? I don’t remember such a short half term since the girls started school. It’s been a busy one here too, so I won’t be sorry to see the back of it. I’ll be crossing my fingers that the next half term is a bit quieter. Ballet exams Lia had her ballet exam yesterday, which marked the end of tests and exams for the girls this school year. Libby got honours in her exam last week, with Lia achieving Highly commended in hers. Both girls had a certificate with a sparkly wax mark on…

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Finding time to redecorate

For years, finances prevented us from redecorating. Living hand to mouth, every last penny went on food, the children’s activities or travel. I told myself that when we could afford to redecorate, I’d make the time. The children’s room first, then the rest of the house. Now, I’m rapidly running out of excuses. We’re finally in a position to do some work on the house, and I’m wondering where on earth I thought I’d find the extra time. So, I’ve come up with a few tweaks I can make to my daily schedule so I can at least find an…

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Modius Health Headset review part 2 [ad]

For the past six weeks, I’ve been testing out the Modius Health headset. This device is designed to use neuroscience to help make weight loss a little bit easier. This is my second post about the device, you can read my introduction to Modius here. Whilst I haven’t been using Modius for very long, using it for an hour a day has quickly and easily slotted into daily life. This update is to tell you how I’m finding it, how easy it is to find time to use the device as a busy parent, and whether it has yet had…

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Things to do in the West Midlands

Whether you live in the West Midlands or you’re planning a visit, it’s useful to have a comprehensive resource of things to do. I share a list of events taking place each school holiday, as well as general days out. Things to do on rainy days and dog friendly days out in the West Midlands are also featured. You can click on the links below to take you to each section. Family days out Indoor days out Dog friendly days out What’s on in the school holidays Family days out in the West Midlands We are very lucky to have…

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