Last Minute Gift Ideas

Howdy Festive Peeps! We're on the final stretch! This may not be last minute for some people, but it will be 'last minute' soon enough! All these ideas could be used for a variety of people and are all under £20 (some of them are under £5) so here we go: Mugs: Any size, any budget, [...]

Festive Round-Up

Howdy Festive Peeps! Christmas is a mere 5 weeks away!!! (Good excuse to watch Love Actually as that's the first date on screen....I digress.) In light of that rather exciting fact I thought I'd share a few festive ideas I've seen from other bloggers; some will be food and some won't so this isn't your [...]

Festive Food Planning and Budgeting

Afternoon Festive Peeps! Have you thought about your Christmas food yet? I know the supermarkets and local suppliers are advertising for orders. As part of my pre-Christmas spring clean I always clear out the pantry and defrost the freezer (no it doesn't do it itself, we bought that thing when we got married!) By doing [...]

How Do You Budget For Christmas?

Happy Wednesday Lovely Peeps! I'm going to talk about 3 of my favourite things; Christmas, Planning and Maths 🙂 (I guess that makes Christmas seem more appealing to most of you LOL...I'm a nerd and I own it!) Step 1: Start now- whether you're reading this in October or January, start ASAP to minimise the [...]

Parenting Givers

Howdy Peeps! I've been thinking about what Martin Lewis said about people expecting too much and feeling pressured to spend too much at Christmas. We have always tried to show our daughter the value of giving...even if it's a token gift or handmade item; cost doesn't matter, thoughtfulness does. She knew from a very young [...]

More Christmas Budgeting

Morning Peepy-Peeps ☺ I watched Martin Lewis' Christmas money show last night and it was brilliant! This is my 8th debt-free Christmas and I thought I knew all the tricks, but he gives some great advice and a beautiful speech about over-commercialization. Pay special attention to the Christmas crackers section too as there are some [...]