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

Surprising Lidl

It’s safe to say that I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to food shopping. John and I shop at Sainsbury’s normally and I like it there. I like knowing where everything is. I like knowing exactly which products I want to buy. I also like knowing what things cost roughly. John has been telling me for months and months how good Lidl is and I sort of refused to listen to him. Both Sainsbury’s and Lidl are around the corner pretty much from where we live but I can count on one hand how many times I have