At the beginning of last year I did a blog post on my travel plans for 2018, so I thought I’d do something similar for 2019! I’ve already managed to get a few little trips booked in for this year which I’m very excited about, but I’m also starting to think about a bigger holiday for 2020. I’m trying to save up as much money as possible in 2019 as I plan to sell the flat and buy a ‘proper house’, so hopefully then next year I can go all out on a big holiday! Here are my plans so…

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Whether you’re the kind of person who revels in the Christmas buzz, or whether you’d rather spend the festive period alone with a good book, you’re likely feeling the pinch this January! What with family and friends to buy presents for, all the food and Christmas parties, topped off with a New Years big night out – December hits us all in the pocket. Tips for better financial planning this new year are something we could all use – especially if you’re new to budgeting or you’re wanting to get better at saving for your future. If you want to…

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Happy New Year! It feels like forever since I last switched my laptop on and did some blog work but I thought it was about time I did my first post of 2019! So.. last month I was invited to check out a brand new luxury hair salon in Marlow, Buckinghamshire called The Chapel. Although I live in Milton Keynes which is technically also in Buckinghamshire, it’s quite a large county so Marlow is still about an hour and a half drive away from me. I wouldn’t usually consider accepting an invite for a salon so far away, but once…

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So it’s been over a year since I moved into my own place after living at home for 26 years! I was never one of these people that was ‘ashamed’ about living at home even though I was in my twenties; it made sense for me. I was lucky to get on really well with my parents, I had my own space and freedom, and the financial outgoings were minimal. Living at home whilst working full time allowed me to save a chunk of my wages every month to put towards a deposit, but I still didn’t think I’d ever…

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I haven’t really had much of a chance to blog about Christmas yet! But I’m really excited this year for a number of reasons – I have a new baby nephew and it will be his first Christmas, Gav and I are planning a relaxing Christmas morning together at home, before going to my parents’ house for a big Christmas dinner! Unfortunately I have to go back to work on the 27th December, but I am also celebrating as in the new year I will be starting my NEW JOB! More about that coming soon… As I’ve now completed my…

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With less than one month until the big day, if you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, then now’s the time to get organised! Whether it’s for your mum, sister, partner or friend, the pressure is on to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. With so many options out there, check out my favourite Christmas gift ideas at all price ranges for the whole family! Hotel Chocolat Stocking Fillers, £8 each Hotel Chocolat is the destination to go to find gifts and stocking fillers for all the family! Their award-winning luxurious chocolates make the ideal gifts and you…

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