General

The Differences Between Men and Women on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s day everyone. Take a look at our infographic below. Does it seem familiar? Of course, this scenario is a bit of an over generalisation, but it is just for fun. If you are not a fan of Valentine’s day, you can always celebrate St Trifon’s day instead… the Bulgarian national holiday in honour of the patron saint of wine! He was actually Trifon the Pruner, refering to the pruning of the vines before the grapes harvest. The poor chap was tortured and beheaded, but that aside, the celebration of his day essentially involves drinking wine, so we can’t …

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Home and Garden

Adding a Pond to Your Garden

If you are considering adding a water feature, or pond to your garden, to make it more attractive this summer, then there are some important considerations that you shold be aware of before you even start. Ponds can look beautiful, but they can also be high maintenance. If you don’t have the time to invest, then it is a non starter. That said, it depends on how amitious your pond is. If you just want a small water feature with a few plants, this should not be too difficult to achieve. If, however, your main goal is to attract wildlife, …

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General

How to Avoid the Post-Christmas Financial Blues

So that’s that then. Christmas came and went – all that fuss and it’s over in a day. Except it’s not over, not really, because now you have to deal with the hang over. Not just the boozy hang over from all the partying, but also the financial hangover from all that spending. According to a survey by National Debtline, more than 16.5 million Brits were planning on using credit to get through Christmas, which equates to around one in three eligible people. With the shops falling all over each other to provide the best discounts during the festive season, …

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Celebrities We Have Lost in 2016

Although our main focus for this blog is usually shopping and discounts, when we look back at the year, one of the main things that has left its mark is the sheer number of iconic celebrities that we seem to have lost. At the very start of the year, the world was rocked by the sad news that David Bowie had died, and from that point forward, it seemed relentless. Every few weeks, another of our favourite icons passed away, leaving us wondering who was going to be next in the awful, tragic list. In July, we lost Prince, and …

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The Rise of Personalised and Hand Crafted Gifts

Personalised products have been a big hit this Christmas according to a recent survey, with more and more hand crafted products on the market place. The rise and rise of websites such as Etsy.com has perpetuated this movement, and it continues to grow and expand. Etsy allows you to set up your own shop for free, selling your own hand crafted goods, with really small listing fees (presumably to prevent a load of stale content being featured on the site), and minimal commission. Not only this, but you can join teams, the leaders of which are able to join a …

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Gifts for Gran this Christmas
Christmas

26 Inspired Gift Ideas for Gran

Hello frugalites, Christmas is rapidly approaching and if you haven’t got it all wrapped up yet, then the next few posts will help you get it sorted. Take a look at the following inspired gift ideas for grandma… Ornate Glasses Case Gran will love this gorgeous ornate glasses case featuring William Morris’s Strawberry Thief fabric design of 1883.   £12.99 from Museum Selection    10% off with voucher code: AUT10 Get it now Klimt The Kiss China Cup Your gran can enjoy drinking her cup of tea out of these gorgeous china mugs. Featuring The Kiss by Klimt. £6.99 each from Museum Selection    10% …

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Christmas

Competition Time

It’s competition time again kids. And by kids, we mean adults over the age of 18. And by competition time, we mean free prize draw. There is no ridiculously easy question for you to pretend to answer; you simply need to sign up to our mailing list to be in with a chance to win. And by chance to win, we mean that you could be randomly selected to receive a £100 Amazon gift voucher, just in time for Cyber weekend, which is the weekend where you will find the most and the best online deals of the year. If …

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Health and Beauty

Feeling Frazzled? Add These Stress Busting Foods to Your Shopping List Today.

With increasing pressures at work and at home, it is easy to find yourself feeling stressed out and feeling frazzled; with the weight of the world on your shoulders. In actual fact, that feeling of stress is your body preparing yourself to run away from or fight a threat – a response that served our distant ancestors very well. These days however, the stress response can be activated for less immediate dangers, and more long term worries. The trouble with this though, is that the stress response is designed to be short term. Your body is diverting all its energies away …

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