Look to the future

I was reading an article this morning about the original lyrics to Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - featured in the film Meet Me in St Louis which was released in 1944, the film studios thought the original lyrics of "Have yourself a merry little Christmas, it may be your last, next year we … Continue reading Look to the future

Reflections on a world gone mad

I don't need to tell you what happened in America this week. And if you're a follower of my blog then I hope I don't need to talk you through why what happened was a massive error of judgement on the voters' parts. What with the election of Trump and the likely exit of the … Continue reading Reflections on a world gone mad

168 hours

I write this whilst watching my son at his swimming lesson - he's not progressing at the rate I had hoped and I know a lot of the reason for it is that this half an hour is the only time during the 168 hours each week that he spends in the water (not including … Continue reading 168 hours

September wins

Credit Card debt: Total paid off £336.39 Holiday savings: £115.00 Mortgage Overpayment: £120.00 Other savings (train pass, emergency account etc): £295.00 Mystery Dines: Four, at a value of £70.18 Mystery Shops: Two, at a value of £26.00 (including getting to keep one of the products) Quidco: £29.32, from paying for our summer holidays Clicksnap: £10.79 Checkout Smart: … Continue reading September wins