Don’t Struggle With Debt- Five Tips To Help

Debt is something that many people struggle with. Whether its student loans, falling behind with a mortgage, credit card debts, or car finance, there are many different debts that affect your finances.    When you’re in debt there are many questions that ask such as ‘What is the UCC straw man?’, ‘How can I become financially free?’  ‘How can I get out of debt?’ and more.  The best thing you

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Dog products you’ll love! — #AD

Dog products we are loving this summer Mr Cheeks is not getting any younger (well, none of us are, are we?) and is of an age now where we have to take more care of him than we did when we first adopted him.   He is over ten now and definitely slowing down (unless you’re the postman knocking on the door, then he will still do the dash down

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The Social Isolation Diaries — Week 21

Week 21, twenty one weeks, 147 days since the first announcement that Coronavirus was serious and we were going to be locked down and not able to move about as freely as we had before, or as we ever would again for a long time.   We finally got confirmation this week that our holiday in September to Morocco has been cancelled by BA and they have refunded our tickets.  To

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The social isolation diaries — week 20

I should probably think about renaming these now we are no longer in social isolation.  Week 20 though, twenty weeks since the drawbridge got completely pulled up and just a few weeks since it slowly began to lower again. Unless you’re in the beauty industry that is.   For this week, here in England, we had been told that the beauty industry would be able to open fully on August

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How You Can Help Your Child Make the Right Education Choices

How You Can Help Your Child Make the Right Education Choices As a parent, you want nothing but the best for your child. It starts from birth and continues well into their adult years. Of course, as they get older, it’s no longer you that is making the choices for them, yet you can still be supportive and helpful in those major life moments. Choosing the right education is exactly

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The social isolation diaries — Week 19

Week 19   Pick n Mix is back in Tesco.  If ever there was indication that we are being encouraged to “get back to normal” that feels like the surest one yet.   As I wandered into Tesco at the weekend I saw that the cafe was open, though hardly anyone was in there, and that the pick n mix was stocked again.  Though, everything in the little pods was

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The Social Isolation Diaries — Week 18

Week 18   There’s no denying it is noisier, busier, harder to believe that all this <waves all around> is still going on.  To be honest if you had been in hibernation and only now returning to the open air it would probably take you a while to realise that we are actually still living with a pandemic in our midst.   There is very little to show for it

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The social isolation diaries — week 17

week 17 of lockdown Have you had a haircut?  I am loving mine, and could have cried when I finally saw my hairdresser on Tuesday.  I was terrified we would go into a local lockdown like Leicester and my appointment would have to be cancelled.  I know that sounds pathetic but I hate having messy hair and looking bedraggled, so getting my haircut and  catching up with my hairdresser was

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The social isolation diaries — Week 16

Week 16 in lockdown Haircuts.  That is all we cared about this week.  Haircuts and when we can get one.  Since it was announced that hairdressers could open again on July 4th social media has been awash with people gleefully posting that they have an appointment booked.   Or smugly posting that they were in the salon at 12.01 on Saturday morning (lucky buggers). I had to wait until Tuesday

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The Social Isolation Diaries — Week 15

Week 15   That is an exact representation of the number of cups of tea I have drunk this week, a week that felt like it was a month long.   Probably because all the weeks are merging into now, aren’t they?  Though this was a lovely week as we got to welcome Lady Barrow into our support bubble.  Lady Barrow has been living on her own for the whole

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The social isolation diaries — Week 14

Week 14 of lockdown and it is all change again Might need to change the title of these now since we are no longer socially isolated.  Although in fairness we still pretty much are keeping ourselves to ourselves.  I have struggled to keep up with the rules recently, and worry that if I do something I think is right and post about it on line people will jump on me

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The social isolation diaries — Week 13

Week 13 of lockdown and here is  how it looked.  This is the week that we were told we could form a support bubble with another household and next week the shops re-open and secondary school children are heading back to school. No news on restaurants yet though, the hospitality industry is going to be decimated by this, as is the holiday industry.   There is talk that some hotels

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