Monthly Archives: September 2022


How to Save Money on Groceries and Food Shopping

How to save money on groceries and food shopping is part of my money-saving series sharing tips and hints gained over the years and from thrifty and frugal people. With the increasing cost of living and the massive rise in inflation, being a savvy shopper and spender has never been more critical. Getting the most out of your money is something I have learned over the years and I am happy to share it with you.


Slow Cooker versus Pressure Cooker – Which is More Energy Efficient?

With the costs of energy on the increase, it is more important than ever to work out the most efficient way of cooking. So Slow cooker versus pressure cooker which is more energy efficient? In all honesty, the fact is both have a place in today’s modern kitchen but when it comes to the cost of cooking which is the cheapest?


How to Save Money on Heating Costs this winter 1

You should never have to choose whether to heat your home or eat and I hope this post will help you save money on your heating costs. The newspapers have reported recently that 80% of families are planning on rationing their heating this year, with the majority limiting their household heating to one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening and some people totally just going without. There are also local firms setting up warm banks. So many people are worried that they are not going to be able to pay their heating bills.


10 Ways To Help Your Children Succeed In Their Studies

It is impossible to expect that children will learn everything solely at school. After all, in 2021/22, there were 20.6 pupils per every nursery and primary and 16.7 pupils per every secondary school teacher. Students need to put in some work outside of the institution as well. Naturally, there will be subjects and habits they will struggle with. To make their study time at home more effective and enjoyable, you must create the right environment. You can also help them by making the process more fun. Come up with activities that will help them learn and enjoy themselves simultaneously. Here are ten simple ways to help your children succeed in their […]


Budgeting Tips for University Students 3

Budgeting Tips for University Students is a paid collaborative post with HSBC who have just completed new research with students that have shown that over half of all British students say financial concerns are having a negative impact on their mental health and 45% have switched choice of university because of worries about the cost of living. As a parent of a soon-to-be University student, I find this really concerning, but more so the fact that nearly half (46%) the student population say they don’t feel they’ve had enough education on how to budget.


Online Learning with Night Zookeeper

Online Learning with the Night Zookeeper is a paid collaborative post. I have posted before about how much I love the Night Zookeeper range and how their personalised books can really help reluctant readers. You might already be aware of the amazing books by Joshua Davidson which introduce them to the importance of creativity and friendship, but did you know that the Night Zoolkeeper is also an English language curriculum for ages 6-12 that can be used as a fun online learning program to supplement your children school work at home – Keep reading as we have an amazing offer for you.


King Charles III Colouring Pages 1

These King Charles III Colouring pages are free to download and will provide a great resource for children learning about our new King. Sadly after over 70 years of service to our country as monarch, Queen Elizabeth II recently died whilst at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, which means that her heir Prince Charles was Crowned King Charles III and Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall – Queen Consort.


Activities for Celebrating the King’s Coronation with Kids 1

A fantastic collection of crafts, recipes and activities for celebrating the King’s Coronation with Kids with themes based on Union jacks, castles and King and Queens to help celebrate and commemorate the historic coronation of King Charles III to the throne. The date for King Charles III’s coronation has took place announced by Buckingham Palace as Saturday 6th May, 2023. The coronation of His Majesty The King will saw him crowned alongside The Queen Consort The Coronation Ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.


10 Delicious and Simple Air fryer Recipes 3

I am a big airfryer fan. We have had one since 2011 (make sure you check out our chips) and my mum had an actifry before that. It has really revolutionised the way we cook and we have recently upgraded our air fryer to a double one. Not only are they a more cost-effective way of cooking, but they are also speedy, use less fats and the boys love cooking with them. Maxi makes some sort of chicken in the air fryer for lunch when he is at home most days. So I wanted to share our favorite air fryer recipes. Also, it is if you want to prolong the life […]


8 Quick and Fun DIY Crafts to Do with Your Kids

You need to engage your kids in activities that don’t involve screens or digital gadgets during weekends or holidays. Yes, you might not have much spare time to play or keep your kids occupied, but that doesn’t give you the green light to have them watch cartoons for hours. You can keep your children entertained by having them create cute and unique crafts using silicone moulds, thread & needles, or clay.