5 tips for when you need money fast

Family life often has its challenges and family finances are one of the biggest challenges for us. Especially as we have lived most of our lives on only one wage, as I was either a stay at home mum, ill with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or a student. Many of us do not have the capacity to save money for emergencies, as it is hard making the bills each month and there is always something to pay out for, so when[Read more]

Do you know the difference between use by and best before dates?

According to the UK Food Standards Agency the ‘use by’ date is all about the safety of eating the food, so if the packaging has a ‘use by’ date, then you should never eat it once that date has passed as it is not safe to do so. Even if the food looks or smells ok, it could have bacteria¬†in it which could cause serious illness. However, the ‘best before date’ is all about the quality of the food and[Read more]

My top 5 blog posts from 2014

I thought that it would be a good time for some shameless self promotion!No, seriously, I thought it would be nice to remind my readers of the most read posts of last year and show the posts to any new readers who might enjoy them. I haven’t included any of my competition posts as they always have many more views as of course people want to enter the competitions!So, in at number five we have – My blog planner A popular post[Read more]

Tuna pasta salad

I love having meals that can be thrown together quickly for nights where we are extra busy as it saves us from relying on a take-a-way which saves us money. It is also much healthier then most take-a-ways too and as I am a self confessed control freak knowing I have something quick and easy makes me feel much more in control of things which keeps me happy! I thought I would share with you one of those simple meals.[Read more]

Food packs seem to be shrinking!

Is it just me or is the food and drink manufacturers and supermarkets trying to trick us? Over the last year I have been noticing that pack sizes are getting smaller. For example, chocolate bars, they use to come in packs of four but now many of the packs only contain three. When I was shopping yesterday I noticed that Mars and Snickers were on offer for ¬£1, but on further inspection the packets only contained three bars, which is not such a[Read more]

Less food waste = more money!

Image courtesy of dreamstime.com According to the love food hate waste website we throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink every year and as a mum trying to feed a family on a budget I thought that it would be a good topic to cover. It may sound silly to most but it was not until a year or so ago that I learnt what the differences between the dates on food actually meant. I use to think[Read more]