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October 2017


Halloween at Holkham Hall, Norfolk

Norfolk is our family’s happy place. One of the things we enjoy the most about holidaying in North Norfolk is the outdoor lifestyle no matter the season – and we happily head up throughout the year not just the summer months. We’ve just had…

October 30, 2017
Life insurance for parents
Family Financial planning

Do I need life insurance?

I had a bit of a health scare earlier in the year. The first time I dropped down unconscious in the middle of the night in the bathroom and then again in the morning, after a day of tests in hospital they couldn’t find…

October 27, 2017
radiator for bleeding as part of winter checklist
Money saving

Seasonal maintenance : winterisation check list

The leaves are falling and the ground is covered in conkers. We’ve had our heating on for a few weeks now and whilst my husband is moaning it’s like a sauna, I am nice and toasty! Though there are many places in the home…

October 20, 2017

Reverse advent – charitable giving over Christmas

As soon as the Halloween decorations go up in our house, I know that I can start thinking about Christmas soon as it’ll be November when they get put away. Don’t shout me down just yet – each to their own! I am just…

October 17, 2017
Family enjoying skiing
Money saving Travel

How to ski for less in the school holidays

A random fact which most people don’t know about me is that I ran a 5 star chalet for 15 people in the French Alps during my gap year. Meribel is a beautiful resort and although the work was hard – cleaning 8 bathrooms…

October 10, 2017
Matched betting apps
Making money

Want to make £1000 easily each month, risk-free?

I’m an accountant and accountants are not known for being risk-taking creatures! Maybe that’s why until recently I haven’t ever done much betting except for a little punt on the Grand National or the Melbourne Cup when we lived in Australia. Since I’ve started…

October 3, 2017