I’m (almost) 37 and I’ve finally come to realise that my red hair is a major part of who I am. Which is great because I’m still growing out bleach, my roots are starting to get a little blonder (some might say whiter, I’d disagree with them) and it’s only really the underneath section that still have the full ginge that I was born with.  So, you know, timing.  I’ve always been lucky in that my hair grows fairly fast, 2 years ago, almost to…

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Living on a tight budget can be a frustrating. It is not hard to save enough money to buy something small. You could perhaps take a packed lunch to work for a couple of weeks instead of buying something in a local cafe. The problem is that this approach is not so effective when you want to do something big, like update your home. You can save, but it can take you months to pull together all of the funds you need. In that situation,…

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The new year is finally here, and for many, that means that it’s the perfect time to start making some positive changes in your life. For some, the aim will be to lose weight and start eating healthier, but there’s more than just your physical health to think about if you want to set yourself up for long-term success. Sometimes, a financial new year’s resolution could be the key to preparing yourself for the challenges of a new year. If you’ve tried and failed at…

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A few years ago both the bloke and I were quite conservative, if not boring, dressers. We stuck to the basics, and neither of us really stepped outside of our own, self imposed, fashion boundaries.  Now, I’m not saying we’re all flamboyant and extravagant all of a sudden, flouncing around in feathers and sequins (although, sequins are one of my favourite things) because we’re not, and if you met us in real life you’d be all kinds of disappointed, and that would just be sad,…

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It’s January, the weather is miserable, we’re all back to school and work, getting up with the alarms again, so it’s only fair that there is a smidgen of joy in the world, in the form of the best accessory known to (wo)man kind.  Handbags. Handbags. Handbags.  If you know me, you know. Bags are my thing. Well, to be fair, shopping is my thing, but I won’t be partaking in that much this month, cutbacks are us! But I do love a good bag,…

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