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Posts written in October, 2011

Lease or buy a new, greener car and save a fortune in petrol

Posted by Kate Naylor on October 31st, 2011 at 9:39am

Our old Fiat Punto was on its last legs so we took it to a month ago and sold it. Which was a painless and surprisingly pleasant experience. Instead of buying another car we decided to go the leasing route, replacing it with a brand new sporty Punto. Which has been a revelation! Compared…read more

One for the girls – Make DIY woollen pencil skirts for pennies

Posted by Kate Naylor on October 28th, 2011 at 4:33pm

In the olden days, when I was an art college student, I wore ridiculous clothes. I strode the streets of Brighton decked in flowing home-made robes cut from vintage velvet curtains and old bits of funky fabric, sewn with beads and jewels, topped off with fabric-covered DIY cardboard hats. These days my crazy non-fashion sense…read more

Get set up with discounted AA Breakdown cover

Posted by Kate Naylor on October 28th, 2011 at 9:33am

Last winter my friend Lavinia hired a car and we set off, just after the snow had melted, for a charity shop frenzy in Tunbridge Wells. It peed down – all a bit of a ‘mare – so we left early, bundling down the country roads near Battle dodging potholes. Inevitably we hit one, hidden…read more

Save money on boiler-related nightmares this winter

Posted by Kate Naylor on October 27th, 2011 at 9:25am

Woken up at half six again this morning by our boiler roaring like a dragon as it kicks off for the day, I’m aware it’s probably in need of a service. Rattling, rumbling and a variety of sounds just  like an aeroplane taking off are a sure sign all isn’t well on the heating front….read more

Things are Boden well for fashion this winter!

Posted by Kate Naylor on October 26th, 2011 at 11:01am

After watching Gok Wan on telly last night I’m inspired, keen to top up my winter wardrobe. And I think this time, having scouted round our site for fashion discount codes, I’m going for Boden. Their stuff is fantastically stylish, it’s wonderfully well made and they have a canny eye for delicious, rich, vibrant colour,…read more

Obsessively tight? Here’s 10 cool things to do with a baked bean tin!

Posted by Kate Naylor on October 25th, 2011 at 9:53am

Here’s one for the obsessively tight amongst us. If the thought of recycling a tin before you’ve wrung every single bit of useful life out of it sends you into a spin, here’s ten ways to make use of one of Britain’s most prevalent bits of junk, the humble baked beans tin: buy some of…read more

10 ways to keep warm for less this autumn

Posted by Kate Naylor on October 24th, 2011 at 9:46am

My studio faces West so the sun doesn’t get round this side ’til late morning at this time of year. It’s a beautiful sunny, mild day today but I’m chilly sitting still. It’s tempting to whack the heating up a notch or two but recent energy price hikes have made me wary of piling on…read more

Enjoy a cut price home accessories frenzy at Selfridges and Co!

Posted by Kate Naylor on October 21st, 2011 at 9:26am

You can tell when a brand is confident: they don’t bother with an About Us page! Selfridges and Co  is a prime example… and rightfully so. Most people have heard of them, they have a global reputation for quality and style and we’re proud to have Selfridges discount codes on board. Us Brits take advantage…read more

Hey there, I'm Katie...


I live just outside Brighton, high up on the South Downs, with my fiancé Tony and our three cats.

I’m dedicated to saving money, spending less, buying wisely and generating cash from the stuff I no longer want.

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Hi, I'm Jenny...


Hi there, I’m Jenny, a brand new mum living in the heart of Essex with a passion for making the pounds look after themselves!

I’m here to pass on all that I’ve learnt about baby saving, looking good on a budget and to keep you guys up to date with what's hot on the money saving blog scene.

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