The “freeconomy” in Britain is thriving, with many adults saving roughly £1,200 each year by using vouchers for money off, freebies, special deals and more.
A study by Halifax Home Insurance showed how the downturn in the economy has taken our nation of people who are smart about looking for bargains, with about a fifth of the people who were quizzed noting that they will rarely buy things that are full price. The top targets for discounts will be deals that you can find on meals, with more than half saving on fast food, restaurants and takeaways, with flights and holidays trailing very closely.
Contrary to a lot of the national stereotypes, about 12% of adults will admit that they haggle to be sure that the price is just right, with about one percent saying that they are actually too embarrassed to utilize discounts. The survey further claims that taking a good deal has turned into more of a social activity, with about 44% of people that are sharing their discounts with friends.
When you think of gardens, you probably imagine them at their best in spring and summer. However, a true gardener can appreciate the beauty of a garden all year. A garden can be just as stunning in autumn or winter, even if you aren’t lucky enough to get snow. If you love your garden, you should be able to enjoy it all the time. Even if you don’t want to be outside all the time, you can still appreciate it from the kitchen window. There are lots of moves you can make to create an all-weather garden. Come rain or shine, or even snow, you can get out and take pleasure in the fresh air, the plants, and the birds and other animals.
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Build a Conservatory or Winter Garden
You don’t always have to enjoy your garden from outside. Observing it from the warmth of indoors is a great idea too. With a conservatory, orangery or winter garden, you can get a brilliant view of your garden. At the same time, you can set up a comfortable seating area and make sure it’s warm. It can be just as much fun in the summer when you can open the doors and enjoy the sunshine. If you’re planning on reconfiguring your garden, start thinking about a conservatory first. You’ll need to consider how much space you have and how you’re going to rework the rest of the garden.
Do you love to shop online?
Now that Christmas is only a few weeks away it’s time to start thing about your Christmas shopping. That’s if you like to be organised. I know people that are completely last minute shoppers and wonder why there is nothing left that they want! I do have a Women’s and Babie’s & Kid’s gift guides for the slightly different gifts if you are a bit stuck on ideas.
I’m a super organised person, or at least I like to think so, so I’ve been thinking about Christmas presents for a while now. With it being baby girl’s first Christmas I’m super excited!
Hello and welcome back to New Mum Stories. This week I have the pleasure of sharing Sarah’s New Mum Story from Mum & Mor. Sarah is a wonderful ex-pat blogger in Denmark.
We are huge fans of the Middle-Earth films. Years ago when I first went to see The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring in the Cinema with my sisters and brother I was immediately hooked. There was something about that film that was just out of this world. It made me a fan of Middle-Earth for life!
Now with the Middle-Earth 6 film collection released on Blu-Ray it completely deserves a look back at the most epic moments from the films.
Wow didn’t October fly by! I have now been back to work 4 weeks and it’s gone by so quickly. We are now into a little routine so we all get to our places on time in the mornings! Here you can read all about our back to work routine.
Also if you want to catch up on last months roundup post you can do so.
It’s strange as I have had a lesser amount of blogging time this month but my stats have rocketed! I have had some amazing competitions running and reviewed lots of fabulous things. Why not have a scroll back through and see what we have been up to?