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Tips for managing your money when things are tight

My husband has just changed jobs and doesn’t get his first full wage for 10 weeks. Whilst the new job will be better paid than the last, it does mean I’ve had to budget differently this month. But less money…
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Our weekend at Butlin’s Skegness

Squidge and I are just back from a weekend in Skegness, where we spent 48 crazy, toddler-led hours at Butlins. We were accompanied by my sister-in-law, and Squidge’s cousin, Bear. It’s been ages since I did anything just for Squidge….
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Our Bat Walk with Wild Discovery

We have just returned from a 5 day break at Ribby Hall with fellow blogger Jane and her little boy, and we are full of tales of adventure! One thing I wanted to get written down while it was fresh…
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Finding the joy

It’s been a truly awful week here in Manchester. Awful. I have spent a few days in a weird sort of wallow. Sorrow for my fellow Mancunians, despair at the state of the world, anxiety about a whole host of…
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#WeAreManchester

It’s 2am on 23rd May 2017. I have been glued to the news and social media channels since just after 10.30pm last night as news of an ‘incident’ began to emerge. The incident was just a few miles from here,…
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Our 2018 travel plans: Scottish road trip

When my husband and I got married, we were fortunate enough to have two honeymoons. The first was a road trip around the Scottish coast and it was just perfect. We’ve been married ten years this year so it was…
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Becoming Wildlife Trust members

At the beginning of the year we decided to assess our household outgoings. We had been paying our National Trust membership for around three years, and neither of us could remember the last time we used it. While we think…
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Barbados from above

It may be a fairly small island, but there is plenty to do and see in Barbados. We spent a couple of weeks there and had the most amazing holiday. As we went with extended family we were fortunate enough…
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Our 2017 travel plans: Disney

We took a fair few short breaks last year, went to a festival or two, and went on several day trips, but no big holiday as we waiting for our baby to arrive. Well now he’s here, he’s no longer…
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40 weeks

11th August.  Today was my due date for baby number three. I think I knew this morning that I’d be going to bed still pregnant, but I’m one of life’s optimists so there was always that little bit of hope….
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