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…

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Many pet owners are guilty of pampering their pets and giving them treats, love and attention no matter what. I’m no exception, as I can never resist treating my boys to a little indulgence and lots of cuddles. I must have spent a small fortune over the years on buying them various gifts such as fancy cat beds (that they never use), exciting new toys (which they ignore), sparkly collars (which they always end up losing) and all sorts of grooming…

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There’s never been a better time to go vintage, with more people than ever choosing pre-loved, antique and vintage options as opposed to mass-produced high street products. This may come as no surprise what with so many people furnishing their homes with retro furniture from thrifty second-hand shops, or filling their wardrobes with nothing but charity shop bargains, but have you ever considered buying vintage jewellery? There are so many advantages to choosing pre-loved, vintage or restored items, some of which,…

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