Wow! It’s Christmas week. The past few weeks have been crazy for my family so we haven’t really had time to think about Christmas this year. That said, now we’ve settled in to our new home we’ve managed to do the Christmas food shop and get all the presents for the family sorted (and wrapped). It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas, so with that in mind I’ve been tagged by the ever awesome Katy from KatyKicker.com to take part in The Christmas Tag.
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.
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
As you all know, I love a good giveaway. Whether it’s a free daily lottery draw or the ever so popular TopCashback Sweet Treats game – if there is free money involved then I’m there! So when the Quidco Santa Tracker giveaway started I knew I needed to get in on the action and wanted to take away the “hard work” of figuring out the daily clues for my readers – like I do on the TopCashback ones.
This giveaway has now finished – thank you for visiting and I look forward to helping with the next one. – The Quidco exTRAVELganza Giveaway can be found HERE