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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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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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A Budget Break in Prague

Prague used to be considered a budget holiday destination, but recently however, prices have been soaring in the tourist areas, making it similar in price to Berlin. However, if you know a little more about the city and you do you research, there is no reason why Prague can’t still be a top budget destination. Food and Drink The food and drink are still very cheap, providing you steer clear of the tourist traps. The Czech Republic is known for its beer production, and great quality beer is cheap, and in fact is cheaper than water and fizzy sodas in many …

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Giving a Shift – The Wonderful World of Volunteering

The older you get, the more you start to understand that the world’s problems are your own problems, and not just issues for politicians from distant lands to sort out. You also come to realise how unfair it is that where you happen to be born can be the difference between a comfortable life, where your biggest worry might be whether to get the brown or the black rattan garden furniture set; or a life where every day is a basic fight for survival, with no access to clean water, suffering brutal attacks in violent conflicts and watching your family …

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Curtains for Cat Owners

When we moved into our house, there were fabulous traditional curtains in the lounge covering the patio windows. We would have loved to have kept them as they were expensive and luxurious. But… we have a cat. Our cat is a busy body and likes to sit at the patio doors, looking outside into the garden, watching the various neighbourhood cats pass by. Because this activity makes him quite animated at times, he likes to brush up against the curtains until eventually – horror of all horrors, they end up trashed. We swiftly removed the luxury curtains and replaced them …

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Buying a Bike – Money Saving Hacks

If you are buying a bike and want to save some money, the best advice is not to go for the cheapest bike that you can find online. This is a mistake. Cheap bikes can be difficult to put together and can fall apart very easily, so before you know it, your money is wasted. Online Auction Websites One of the best places to buy a great value bike from is an auction website. Like cars, and mobile phones, bikes quickly devalue once they leave the shop, as new models are being released all the time. That doesn’t mean to …

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How Financial Hardship can be Fun

College days are the best days of our lives, or so they say. I remember discussing this cliché with my fellow college students when I was studying psychology at university and concluding that I was indeed having a whale of a time and that I couldn’t imagine life getting any better. Now, 20 years on, I would be inclined to back up the statement even more. Having very little money was never an issue, it simply taught me to be more aware of what I was spending money on and more resourceful to make my money stretch further. It became …

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Best of the Cyber Monday Deals

Here is our pick of the best Cyber Monday deals on offer. Hurry – as today may be your only chance to grab a Cyber Monday bargain. Nutribullet and Kitchenware Mighty Deals – Nutribullet for just £59.99, saving 40% – and many other fantastic deals. Expert Verdict – Enjoy huge price reductions on cheese boards, knife sets and other kitchenware this Cyber Monday – plus a free delivery discount code. Beauty Gifts Boots – Save £40 on the amazing BaByliss Curl Secret – now just £79.99. FeelUnique.com – Trevor Sorbie Keratin and Argan Hair Straighteners – Reduced from £99.99 to …

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Best of the Black Friday Deals

Here is our pick of the best Black Friday deals on offer. Some last the weekend, but hurry – as many last only the day. Nutribullet and Kitchenware Ideal World TV – Nutribullet for just £69.99, plus an extra £5 off voucher code valid today only. Ryman – Salter Nutri Pro 1000 for just £49.99, plus an extra 20% off voucher code valid today only. Gorgeous Homeware Gifts The White Company – Enjoy a huge 20% off full priced items with this Cyber Weekend discount code from The White Company – plus free delivery. Jewellery Gemondo Jewellery – 15% off …

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