Lifestyle, Home & Beauty, Lotties Loves

What would you do with a spare £100?

If you’re like me you probably reach the end of the month and breathe a huge sigh of relief as pay day rolls in; having a spare £100 is something that doesn’t happen in my world and if there is a few spare quid in the bank at the end of the month it doesn’t hang around for long.  I openly admit to being a terrible saver, bad with money and more happy to spend than save.

Putting a little aside for a rainy day is too practical, pensions are boring and I don’t own a savings account.  I don’t like credit cards or loans and really at nearly 37 should be more practical in my approach to money.  A good friend once told me that money is to be respected and treated like a good friend; look after and nurture it and it will look after you.

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Tefal Actifry Express – my new kitchen gadget

I love cooking, always have.  I enjoy nothing more than finding new things to cook and create in the kitchen and find it a good de-stressing mechanism.  Sadly though, I am finding less and less time to be creative in the kitchen.

As a single parent the one thing that is in short supply constantly is time.  There is never enough of it.  By the time I walk in at just after 6pm with Addison who is starving from after school club at the moment dinner is consisting of salads or quick oven meals like fish finger pie, or warmed up dinners that I have previously frozen.  I’ve even resorted to keeping a couple of Weight Watchers meals in the fridge, otherwise it can be 9pm before I start to sit down and eat once I have done the whole bedtime routine.

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Easter chocolate delights!

There’s no escaping what is happening this weekend, one look in the supermarkets and you can’t miss it.  Easter is well and truly upon us and aisle after aisle in my local Tesco has been taken over by chocolate eggs, Easter craft, bunting that looks like something from Mollie Makes magazine and of course more fluffy toys than I can shake a cake-pop stick at.

Aside from the fact that the real reason we celebrate Easter is a religious one and a time to remember Christ dying and rising again it cannot be ignored that from a confectionery point of view Easter eggs are getting more and more elaborate (and expensive, I think one I saw this year was £55 on the high street!).

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Decorating A Bedroom That Your Child Will Love

Depending on their taste and age, decorating a child’s room may not be the easiest of tasks. As indecisive as children may be, there are a few ways in which you can keep them happy with the look of their bedrooms without having to redecorate every time they become obsessed with a new theme. I have lost count of the number of themes, ideas and colours that Addison talked about when we moved into our little house and still it changes daily!

Here though are some helpful tips on decorating a child’s room so that they will love it and hopefully you won’t spend all your time decorating:

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