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It Pays To Complain

It Pays To Complain

I’m currently on the 12.15 from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston. Except they decided to merge it with the 12.35 (without telling us) and then held the train again at Stockport for another 20 minutes. There’s also the chance we’ll be diverted...
Cheap Eats: Cheesecake

Cheap Eats: Cheesecake

I love cheesecake. Proper baked New York style cheesecake. It’s my fave. So when I saw Philidelphia half price in Morrisons, there was no doubt in my mind. Time to bake! We’ve tried a few recipes, and the best has been from Dan Lepard’s book Short...
February’s Save-Ometer Total

February’s Save-Ometer Total

Every month I’m keeping not just a spending diary, but also a saving diary. Here’s February’s update. As expected, savings this this month don’t compete with January’s total of £1421. But at the same time my spending was far more normal...
8 Ways To Afford The Wedding You Want

8 Ways To Afford The Wedding You Want

The average cost of a UK wedding in 2013 was £16,000. As the economy gets better, expect it to creep towards the 2012 figure of £20,000. It seems crazy that we’d spend that much on one day, but people do (we visited the National Wedding Show to look at costs...
Fair Prices At A Wedding Fair?

Fair Prices At A Wedding Fair?

Like a Take That concert or screening of a Sex In The City movie, there were very few men at the Wedding Show in London’s Olympia last weekend. But there were plenty of brides to be, and also a lot of pink. Having got engaged last year, it quickly dawned on me...