Benefits of a thunder shirt – Dogs 

With autumn quickly approaching and dark nights setting in the sound of fireworks is never far away in an evening. When I took Rose my highly sensitive Labrador to the vets I mentioned how she had been scared of the recent thunder and lightning and how she seemed very unsettled of an evening with the…


Holiday Gems

It’s that time of year again when I start to think about holiday’s and reflect back on previous years. Last year I had a amazing opportunity. Thanks to a good friends misfortune. The family were all set to fly out on Saturday morning when on the Tuesday my friend discovered her fella of 18 years…


Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award   So on 24th of January having just returned to the ward from theatre after my operation i found out I had been nominated for the sunshine Blogger Award by @LTalkslife    https://ltalkslife.com/ When I first started blogging, I had no idea about the blogging community and how welcoming, supportive and interactive they…


Why organising your money for the future matters

The life expectancy within the UK has increased to 81.60 years according to recent government statistics. https://www.ons.gov.uk/ However as we age we seem to take more care of our health unfortunately the same cannot always be said for managing our financial well being. Whilst it can be argued that the failure to save has to do…


Penny Challange

The Idea behind the Penny Challenge is to increase the amount that you put away each day. However I prefer to do it slightly differently. As towards the end of the year it would get expensive if you are putting away £3.30 then £3.31 then £3.32 my preference is to put what you can away…


Money saving Tips

When it comes to budgeting sometimes its not about making money its about saving the money you have. The tricky part can be knowing where to start and what is going to make a long term difference to the finances. Here are some tips to help you save the pennies.     check you are…


How to create and stick to a budget.

The lives and fiances of millions of people within the UK are so precarious that it is estimated a third of families would have trouble finding £500 for an emergency unexpected bill. With average wages still below where they were eight years ago, it’s hardly surprising so many people are now struggling to make ends…


What’s new for 2018

As another year draws to a close and we enter a new year together I wanted to share with you my thoughts on 2018. I am not big on New Years resolutions as I always feel you are setting a start date ( New Year’s Day) for which you will commence your new resolution take…


Pass The Pigs

Pass the pigs is a classic game    The Original Party Animals – the classic family and travel game for pig lovers everywhere Be the first to 100 points by throwing your pigs and seeing how they land Will you get a Leaning Jowler? A Double Snouter? Or maybe the infamous Piggy Back? Packaged in…


Unobtainable Christmas presents children ask for 

When my brother was three he was asked as most children are what he wanted for Christmas His answer. A COW. Now we didn’t live on a farm, we lived in a three bed semi with a small back garden so a real cow was well off limits. Someone asked him if he wanted a…