The best gifts for the chocoholic in your life — AD

The best gifts for the chocoholic in your life We all have that one person in our lives who are addicted to chocolate. But what do you buy for the person who has an insatiable desire for cocoa goodness? If you are struggling to find a unique gift for the chocolate lover in your life, here are some ultimate chocolate gift ideas to get the gears turning. You are sure

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The laundrette of mum and dad — AD

or in our case, the laundrette of mum and step dad!  Not that I mind to be fair but did you know that 70% of adults use their parents washing machine?  That’s according to new research from Beko and when I read it I have to say I am not surprised. When my eldest moved out with her boyfriend they moved into a flat that had a washing machine but

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Four Ways you can Give Back This Year — AD

We are already two months into the new year! Really where has the time gone? Now, have you ever wondered how you could be a little more charitable or give back to the community? Well, a new year is the greatest opportunity to start something and start giving back in little ways, which all make a huge difference! Volunteer  One of the best ways to give back is to volunteer.

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Time-Saving Tips for the Working Mom — AD

Time-Saving Tips for the Working Mom No matter if you have one child or five, you know that there’s never enough time in the day to take care of everything you have to do. If you’re a working mom, it’s even harder. Managing to hold down (and be successful) at that career while also managing the household, meeting the children’s needs, and everything else you have to do…even if you

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4 Side Hustles to Get You to Retirement Sooner — AD

When you’re earning a fixed salary and there’s only so much you can squirrel away each month, the time it’ll take to reach retirement seems years or decades away. When using one of the popular early retirement calculators like this linked one from Networthify, it offers clarity about the amount of time it’ll take to reach your retirement target.  To help you stay positive while chopping down the time it’ll

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In praise of a supermarket breakfast (AD)

In praise of a supermarket breakfast People often talk about the amazing breakfast they have in a cute, Instagram worthy, cafe but we don’t very often see discussions in praise of a supermarket breakfast do we? Why is that?  Why don’t we see people talking about the fact you can get a cracking breakfast at a really reasonable price at the same time as doing the weekly shop.   Maybe

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Mementos for school leavers– AD

Mementos for school leavers Have you ever heard about personalised mementos for school leavers?  You know, like leaver’s hoodies, gym bags, pencil cases? To be honest, they really weren’t a thing when I was little (well to be fair it was 40 years ago) but in the last couple of years it really appears to be something that more and more schools, or PTA’s are organising.   When I was leaving

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There will be no rotting teeth in this family! — AD

There will be no rotting teeth in this family! It is sad that for much of human history, rotting teeth were a fact of life. People simply didn’t know how to protect themselves from plaque-causing bacteria, leading to untold misery for millions.  With the advent of modern dental practices, however, things began to improve. Fluoride toothpaste and regular trips to the dentist meant that society could finally turn a corner.

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How to socialise with zero energy — AD

How to socialise with zero energy Getting together with friends can seem like a lot of effort. You have to get up and dressed, you might end up cooking or going out, you have to keep up with conversation all night. And when you are already exhausted at the end of the week, this is often the last thing you want! But it would be a real shame for your

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Current Fashion Trends To Make Anyone Look Like A Model — AD

Current Fashion Trends To Make Anyone Look Like A Model Fashion is constantly changing as new trends rise and others dramatically fall. Some, however, never go out of fashion, and others are guaranteed to blow people away. Looking for something to make you stand out? Read on to find out our favorite fashion trends heating up the fashion industry. A Classic Throwback Something that’s quickly started to flood the clothing

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8 eco friendly swaps to make in 2020 — #AD

8 eco friendly swaps to make in 2020 If there was one good thing to come out of 2019 then it would have to be how much more aware we are of climate change, and the impact that plastics are having on that.   Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough really made us all sit up and finally start paying attention to the damage single use plastics are having, of how

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Reverse Mortgage Types and Considerations — AD

Reverse Mortgage Types and Considerations The retirement process can be fun in some ways, but financially it can be a bit of a burden. When you own your own home, you can ease that burden with a mortgage. However, a traditional mortgage will not always give you the most money or the best set of circumstances to deal with. A reverse mortgage might be a better answer. Here are some

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