It’s safe to say that Christmas is probably the most expensive time of the year. In 2015, according to an article in The Telegraph, the average family spent over £800 at Christmas with a staggering 35% of them saying they borrowed to pay for gifts and 23% borrowing for food because they feel the pressure to compete with those around them. We all have this ideal picture of our perfect Christmas but isn’t the whole point of Christmas to enjoy the time with family and friends, and obviously the religious connection for those who celebrate it for that. Should we really be getting in to debt to live up to an ideal? I say no, which is why I’ve included some top money making tips for Christmas – as well as reaching out to some of the country’s best money bloggers from the UK Money Bloggers.
I hate Lego, I’m sorry but I do! I never liked it much as a kid and I like it even less as a parent. For me it’s too tiny, too fiddle and it friggin hurts when you step on it. Unfortunately for me my husband loves it and Eban, when he gets going enjoys it. Recently when I asked him why he doesn’t play with it all that much his response is that he wants to play with it in the living room but doesn’t like having to clear it all up afterwards. I mean, I have to agree with him as it can take longer to clear away than you actually spend playing with it. That’s when I went on a hunt for a toy storage bag.
It’s Black Friday, if you hadn’t already realised and everyone is talking about it – so I thought I’d join in! Who doesn’t love to save money and grab a bargain? I know I do, but what if I told you that I had a deal today that could save you money and then make you money? No I’m not crazy, keep reading about how you can save money to make money this weekend. Continue reading
Christmas dinner! I don’t know about you but when someone starts talking about Christmas dinner I picture a spread of tasty veg, crispy roast potatoes, stuffing, gravy and…eugh, turkey. Now, don’t get me wrong, turkey is a perfectly average meat – I mean, it makes tasty and healthy meatballs. To me turkey is just boring, it’s just a big chicken with less flavour and can be really dry if not cooked right. My husband and I never have turkey for Christmas dinner as we have it often enough during the year, last year it was a five bird roast from Aldi which was ok. So what are the alternative Christmas meats for your regular turkey gobbler?
Now don’t get me wrong, I love socks and slippers for Christmas as much as the next parent but sometimes you just want something a little saucy adding to your stocking. It’s often had to decide what is the right amount of saucy which is why I only recommend buying these kind of gifts for someone you KNOW will either love them or will see the funny side. Here is my naughty Christmas gift guide. Continue reading