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What to take to University…?

Today I read an article in the Telegraph, which had the most ridiculous going to uni advice ever. Not only did it tell you to take John Lewis Egyptian cotton sheets and a trunk, it told you to avoid putting things in your room which were personal and said a lot about you. Now, as … Continue reading

Why the High Street Still isn’t Safe…

This week has seen clothing store Jane Norman and housing product chain Habitat announce they are in administration, and chocolate retailers Thorntons announced today they are shutting up to half of their 364 stores nationwide. Many people thought that the worst of the financial troubles which hit our high street had finished a few years … Continue reading

Festivals- a British Love Affair

This weekend sees the arrival of the great British annual summertime stallwart the Glastonbury Festival, where thousands of revellers will brave any amount of mud or sunburn to enjoy a weekend of live music. From the outset, if you were to pick anywhere in the world to hold a festival, BritianĀ  wouldn’t be many people’s … Continue reading

Could a ‘Staycation’ be Good for You this Year???

If you think about a holiday, the bulk of the expense isn’t just the flights and hotels, but also is the insurance, excursions, meals, attractions, holiday clothes etc. Then if the exchange rate changes against your currency you can end up further out of pocket, especially if that country is already an expensive destination for … Continue reading

The Great Food Price Explosion…. 10 Tips for Cheaper Food Bills

The Office for National Statistics printed its investigation on the rising price of living in early 2011, and produced some shocking statistics on the rise of some of our everyday food items. A bag of flour will cost on average 30% more than it did this time last year, butter 16% and salmon fillets by … Continue reading

To Tip… Or Not To Tip…?

Whilst being a student I worked as a hospitality assistant in a large conference and events facility, where the meals had already been paid for and no money switched hands, so as a waitress I rarely got a tip. It just generally didn’t happen, even though I often worked very hard serving thirty customers four … Continue reading