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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Life in Instagram: June 2017

June was another busy but enjoyable month for me! In my last update I mentioned that I had found a property that I wanted to buy and my offer was accepted, but I was just waiting for the mortgage to be approved. Well I'm thrilled to say that my mortgage is now all sorted, the solicitors have been appointed, and I'm pretty close to getting my completion date! So EXCITED! Hopefully next month I will have another update! 

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Thursday, 29 June 2017

My Guide to Winning Competition Prizes

In my blog post last week I mentioned that I was thinking of writing up a new competition guide on how to win prizes. My comp win haul blogs are always my most popular posts, so it's obviously a topic of interest, and today is probably the most appropriate day for me to do this blog post! 

Today I was featured in various national online newspapers as they picked up on my story about how I've won so many online competitions over the years. The article can be read in The Mirror, Metro, The Mail Online, and The Sun. Yes, the articles are a bit cringey, but if I'm honest, I'm not ashamed of my hobby, and it's much more productive than what most people get up to in their spare time.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

My Top Ali Express Buys and Tips

If you have never heard of it before, Ali Express is an online marketplace where you can buy things from hundreds of different sellers based in China. There are literally millions of things that you can order; you can pretty much buy anything you want! 

I've been using Ali Express for a few years now and I always have people ask me where something is from and are surprised when I tell them I bought it super cheap (sometimes things cost only pence!) from China. So I thought I'd put together a little list of my top Ali Express buys and tips!

Top Ali Express Buys white beach dress at the pool

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Competition Wins: June 2017

My last competition win 'haul' was back in February so thought I was due to do an update! I don't get much of a chance to enter competitions these days but whenever I see one in passing I usually will enter, and on Fridays I enter a few 'RT to win' comps on Twitter for #FreebieFriday. I was thinking of doing a new blog post on how to win competitions with my top tips. I did one back in 2012 but it's quite outdated now.. would anyone be interested in an updated version?

Here are my competition wins for the last 3 months...

Lots of boxes of Malteasers chocolate