How to Recover from Christmas Overspending

Anyone else over indulge this Christmas? 😐 Show of hands… ✋ Whether it’s food, gifts, social events, or something else, I think we can all agree that Christmas can be a very expensive time of year. And that it’s all too easy to overspend. Like many people I set myself a budget on Christmas spending but more often than not go over it. I get caught up in impulse buying and picking up little stocking Read More…

My Dream Christmas

Last year Aaron asked me what my dream Christmas would be. Specifically where would I spend it? What would I do? And more importantly, who would I spend it with? To be honest, my ‘dream Christmas’, isn’t something I’ve ever thought much about before. However, I did give it a lot of thought when he first asked me, and more so now, as we’re entering the Christmas period again. I ultimately decided that my dream Read More…

A Christmas Weekend in Birmingham*

AD, Gifted | This past weekend Aaron and I popped to Birmingham for an early birthday treat. I had booked us tickets to see Scouting for Girls for his birthday, which are one of his favourite bands, and we decided to make a weekend of it. National Express* kindly gifted us two return tickets on one of their coaches for our trip. For those that aren’t familiar with them, National Express is the largest operator Read More…

Eco-friendly Christmas Ideas

AD, GIFTED | Chirstmas is a joyous time of year for most people full of celebrations, spending time with loved ones, and of course gifts. But it’s also a very wasteful time of year too. In fact the UK on average produces 30% more rubbish than any other time of year. Of course there’s no right or wrong way to celebrate the Christmas period, however, if you’re looking for a more eco-friendly Christmas this year, Read More…

Party planning for any occassion*

AD | At my 9-5 job I’m part of an associate engagement team, and one of our main responsibilities is planning social events for our staff. But to be honest, that’s not where my love of party planning first began. Credit has to go to my dad here for all the Halloween party planning we did when I was little. Along with many themed movie nights (like Star Wars day). With a decades worth of Read More…