A Tax Credits Drama

The beginning of April heralded a new tax year. This in turn meant it is time for those who are eligible to renew tax credit awards. In case you don’t know, there are two types of tax credits; child tax credits and working tax credits. They aren’t a tax relief as such but rather a benefit that is paid out by the Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (also known as HMRC or the tax office). You don’t have to be… Continue Reading “A Tax Credits Drama”

Getting Your Garden Pond Ready for Summer

Now that winter is officially over it’s a time when most of us start to think about getting back out in the garden and tackling all those jobs we have been avoiding during the bad weather. Maintaining the pond should be one of the jobs on your list. Through the winter, ponds can become clogged with leaves, debris and plants become overgrown, so now is the perfect time to get out there and tackle all of the issues which winter… Continue Reading “Getting Your Garden Pond Ready for Summer”

A Nicotine Free Future

We have all heard of the yo-yo dieter. You know the ones. People who will go on a some particular diet for a few months before giving up for a while and then trying another diet. But have you heard of the yo-yo smoker? I’m not sure that’s an actual term but I am sure it fits me. After a couple of years of not smoking, I am a smoker once again. It isn’t something I’m proud of. But it… Continue Reading “A Nicotine Free Future”

5 Car Buying Tips

Sponsored Post Aside from a house, a car, particularly a brand new one, is one of the most expensive purchases you are likely to make. So it’s important to get it right, otherwise you could end up making a costly mistake! Here are my top five car buying tips. Budget The first thing you need to do is consider your budget. There’s no point in researching Bentleys if you can’t afford them. Perhaps you have been saving so you know… Continue Reading “5 Car Buying Tips”

Dealing with Fibromyalgia

As you know by now, I recently got a formal diagnosis of fibromyalgia. With my parental responsibilities, the occasional migraines and the new pain, things haven’t gotten easier but, we fight on, making the best out of every day. To deal with this disease, an understanding of what it is, how and why it occurs is important. Fibromyalgia, which also goes by the name Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a long-term medical disorder characterized by musculoskeletal pain. The pain is widespread,… Continue Reading “Dealing with Fibromyalgia”