Testing The Toys For A Pound Kids Toy Generator

AD | Paid collaboration with Toys for a Pound I don’t know about you but with the summer holidays getting closer by the day I am worrying more and more about what I’m going to do to keep Erin occupied. It’s one thing to think of things to do at home but then we also have downtime on days out to fill and making sure we do some kind of activities to keep up with what Erin was doing at nursery. The summer holidays cost enough for days out and treats without having to think about paying a fortune for

My Favourite Charity Shop Bargain

We live in a smallish town in North Norfolk and although we’re only 30 minutes away from Norwich by train, I don’t get into the city much. This means that, as well as a lack of money, I don’t go shopping much at all. Something we do have where I live is quite a lot of charity shops though. I think we have at least 6 or 7 in our market square and they’re great to have a rummage in. I have one favourite thing that I’ve bought locally and it really is a charity shop bargain! One day, I

Solving Present Problems With Wicked Uncle Big Kidz

When it comes to buying presents there are generally a few websites I go to first. For Erin I absolutely love Wicked Uncle as the choice they offer is fantastic and they always have things I have never seen elsewhere. However, until recently I thought that Wicked Uncle was just for children. It turns out they have something for everyone with gifts for babies all the up to the oldest of adults. Yep, they have gift ideas for Big Kidz! When I first heard about the Big Kidz category I was really excited. Not only do I have John to

Toddler Summer Clothes Haul From George

Even though we went on holiday last month Erin didn’t have nearly enough clothes to last her the summer. I did go on a little shopping trip to our local Sainsbury’s store not too long ago but didn’t really manage to get what I wanted for Erin, especially as some of what I bought doesn’t fit yet. We live in a small town and while Norwich is only 30 minutes away by train, it’s not really very convenient if you need something quickly. So, I have always liked the clothes from Asda for myself and I remember having loads for Erin

Preparing A Toddler For Their First Flight

In a few days John, Erin and I will be heading off to Majorca on our first family holiday abroad. I have flown plenty of times before and so has John but this is something completely new for Erin and she has no idea what to expect. Although we are only going on a 2.5 hour flight Erin might get worried or scared as soon as she sees the plane. At the moment she’s quite excited but you can never really be sure how a toddler will react to something. I thought it would be a good idea to put

Tips For Shopping In The January Sales

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are out of the way it means that Christmas will be here pretty soon! That means the January sales are coming too. Well, I’m not really sure if I should call them January sales now. I remember when the sales did start after Christmas but now it seems that there are loads of sales on during the week before Christmas, which is just a bit crazy to me. People can often feel the pressure to go mad in these sales and spend money they don’t have or buy things they don’t need. I asked

Saving money with Groupon Goods

This is a collaborative post with Groupon. All opinions are my own.  As a parent and a homeowner I like nothing more than saving a bit of money where possible. John and I bought a four bedroom Victorian house a couple of years ago and when we moved in I thought we would never fill it. Turns out, I have a bit of a thing for shopping and I love buying things for the house. Groupon Goods is one of my go-to sites. Household items and furniture can really be expensive and I just can’t afford to pay full price most

Yellow sticker day

I love a good bargain as much as the next person but I’m not one of those people who live for coupons and discounts. I’m quite happy paying full price for food but some unexpected ‘yellow sticker’ items is a bit of a bonus. Today seemed to be a yellow sticker day in my local Sainsbury’s which was surprising because I went in at 4pm and things don’t normally start being reduced until 6 or 7pm. So many isles had yellow stickers everywhere! Although I did buy more than I had planned, and items I wouldn’t have bought otherwise, I