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Posts written in November, 2011


Travelodge discount codes for a great night’s sleep

Posted by Kate Naylor on November 30th, 2011 at 9:10am

What do you do in an hotel? Do you go somewhere exciting then stay in your hotel room all day watching telly? That’d be mad! Most of us unpack our stuff and head straight out, only coming back to shower, change and sleep. Unless it’s a really special occasion you might as well find somewhere…read more

20 things to do with an old T-shirt

Posted by Kate Naylor on November 29th, 2011 at 10:11am

You get what you pay for. Super-cheap Ts and cotton tops from Primark soon lose their colour. They’re not meant to stick around in your wardrobe for years giving endless pleasure. They’re cheap ‘n’ cheerful. But once you get into recycling it really hurts to throw things away willy nilly. If you’re hooked on re-using…read more


When pet insurance can save the day

Posted by Kate Naylor on November 28th, 2011 at 9:46am

I just opened an email from a friend who has been having cat problems. Her cats were very ill as kittens and were always a bit delicate. Poor little Lollie just died of sudden kidney failure and Henry has been very ill with anaemia. But they’re only six years old so the whole things has…read more


Save money on images with royalty-free image bank

Posted by Kate Naylor on November 25th, 2011 at 4:11pm

Here’s a cool tip for businesses to save money on images. There’s no need to pay fees and royalties for high and low resolution images for your marketing materials. Originally independent and now owned by image bank giant iStock, – AKA Stock Exchange – contains thousands of excellent images and pieces of artwork created…read more

The fine art of resisting temptation

Posted by Kate Naylor on November 25th, 2011 at 9:07am

The book ‘You are Not so Smart’ is by David McRaney, a two-time winner of the prestigious Rudolph Hearst award for journalism. He’s collected together a vast body of scientific research and evidence to show us the multitude of ways in which we kid ourselves: about our inner selves, habits and pre-conceptions. Wow, what a…read more

Dig up your roots with discount codes

Posted by Kate Naylor on November 24th, 2011 at 9:17am

Were your ancestors knights or villains, skinny-shanked paupers or plump, vain aristocrats? Heroes, revolutionaries or eccentrics? The TV programme ‘Who do you think you are’ has brought family investigations into sharp focus and thousands of us are embarking on the journey of our family lifetime every month. Great news for the insatiably curious: We’ve got…read more

Go Airfix crazy this winter and geek out for real!

Posted by Kate Naylor on November 23rd, 2011 at 8:57am

So what do all you blokes do when your womenfolk are busy making DIY hair scrunchies, chokers and hats? You could repair to the pub and spend a small fortune. Go for a run. Slump in front of the telly. Or, if you’re in the market for a new hobby, give Airfix models a go….read more

Save money with DIY hair scrunchies and chokers – Stunning!

Posted by Kate Naylor on November 22nd, 2011 at 8:56am

There are some beautiful hair scrunchies in the shops. Cheap ones are a bit crap and don’t last long, as well as being mostly floppy and uninteresting. Expensive scrunchies are gorgeous but costly and it’s nice to have a load of them to go with different outfits. Luckily it’s really easy to make your own…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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