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”

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”

Review: Tea with Santa at Wyevale Garden Centre

Going to visit Father Christmas is something of a rite of passage for all children. Most years we visit Father Christmas at the same place, the Ice Palace outside the Mall at Cribbs Causeway. This year however, Wyevale Garden Centres at Cadbury invited us to have breakfast or tea with Santa. As the garden centre is about 30 minute drive from us, I chose to go along for tea. The garden centre itself was easy to find and the car… Continue Reading “Review: Tea with Santa at Wyevale Garden Centre”

Ernie: Lost and Found {The Ordinary Moments}

Like many children, Cheeky Chap has a soft toy that he adores, a Jellycat elephant named Ernie. Ernie was given to Cheeky Chap on the day he was born and has spent every night with him since. Despite many attempts over the last seven and a half years, I have been unable to track down a ‘back up’. I could find different Jellycat elephants, different soft elephants, but never THE elephant. I could never find Ernie. As such Ernie is rarely… Continue Reading “Ernie: Lost and Found {The Ordinary Moments}”