“Everybody needs a hobby.” You’ve no doubt heard this phrase before, but did you know how true it can be? Research strongly suggests that doing something we enjoy regularly can reduce stress, in turn helping us to improve our mental wellbeing.
Additionally, focusing on an activity unrelated to work and the everyday often rejuvenates us, allowing us to return to our duties feeling refreshed. But cost can very often be a barrier. If you’re trying to keep to a budget, hobbies can easily get crossed off the list as you probably don’t consider them an essential expense.
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One day my monthly Little Loves post will actually be posted on the last day of the month, not 10 days after. I’ve not been on my laptop much over the past 2 weeks, as I have been suffering terribly with Sciatica. I could barely move some days, and meant I had to cancel things which I hate doing. Thankfully it seems to have disappeared, and normal service of housework, ironing and blogging can resume.
Another two books read this month, and I must admit it took me over 3 weeks to finish the Sophie Kinsella one. I’ve not … Continue reading
If you have teenage children, you will be well aware that they are maturing and slowly getting closer to entering the real world, where money management is so important. It is essential that your teenager understands the value of money and how to manage it, to ensure their transition into adulthood is smooth and as debt-free as possible.
To help you enhance your child’s financial knowledge, you should take a look at the following tips, which will make sure that your teenager understands how to achieve financial independence, and manage their money successfully.
Set a good example
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If you are willing to take your child on a flight as a minor, then make sure that you take all the necessary precautions for your child’s safety. Millions of people travel with their child every year to a tourist destination, or on a business journey.
As per reports, about 44,000 of flights fly across 29 million square miles every day carrying 2.7 million passengers. Out of these 2.7 million passengers, about thirty to forty percent of the people have children with them.
In this particular year, it is expected that the total number of passengers travelling by … Continue reading
In complete contrast to our trip to Center Parcs last year where we had 4 days of basking in a heatwave, this year our visit to Woburn was rain, rain and more rain. This was our second year of visiting Center Parcs Woburn, and taking advantage of the shorter mid-week breaks they seem to offer in June.
We paid £199 for a 3 bedroom lodge for 2 nights, from Monday to Wednesday. At that price I was just happy to be returning to Center Parcs for our 16th visit, and over those visits we have seen every kind of weather … Continue reading
The 15th May is when we celebrated being together for 20 years, and the day we went on our crazy adventure. Rewind to a month before, and I was racking my brains as to how we could celebrate. The husband had booked the day off work, and it was my job to think of something that would encapsulate our 20 years together. And of course travel has always been at the forefront of our relationship, so how about going to Amsterdam FOR THE DAY.
Flying to Amsterdam with easyJet
If you are going to do a European city in a … Continue reading
Oh May, one of my favourite months of the year, and you did not disappoint. It has been a fantastic month, which started off with Blog On. A chance to spend the day with old and new friends at this popular blogging conference, at Hotel Football in Manchester. We also celebrated 18 years of marriage, and 3 days later another anniversary, 20 years since we met. And where do you go to celebrate such an occasion…. Amsterdam FOR THE DAY.
I have kept to my aim of reading 2 books a month. A Stranger in the House is by … Continue reading
Applying for a mortgage – Things you must consider
If you’re thinking of applying for a mortgage, there are a number of factors you must take into consideration beforehand, the main thing being your finances. You will need to get your finances in order before you get started with speaking to lenders. This is imperative, and there are a number of other things to consider before you make a start on this process.
Save for your deposit
Simply put, the larger your deposit, the better the rate you could get on your mortgage. You will also have access to a … Continue reading
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We love our holidays and nothing beats that anticipation of your next trip away. But before you can truly relax with a cocktail in hand, there is plenty of booking and preparing for your next holiday. I love all the organisation of a holiday, and I have lists upon lists to help me. So I thought I would share a few things that work for me, prior to booking the holiday, and what works after, when you have that all important countdown to look forward to.
Make sure your passports are in-date
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Many home-owners do not know the worth of boiler cover plans, until their boiler breaks down during a chilly season. They then think whether it is worth paying for boiler repair or not? Yes! They do not know the potential benefits of the boiler breakdown cover. The regular annual service not only improves the functionality of the boiler, but it enhances the lifespan of the appliance. Nevertheless, one should get the boiler cover plan from companies like Corgi HomePlan Boiler Insurance to avoid the unwanted situation.
What is boiler breakdown cover ?
Boiler breakdown cover is an insurance plan given … Continue reading