That Time of Year to Make the New Y....

By :- Kate, On December 28, 2012 in ::-Uncategorized
I am like the millions of other people around the world that make New Year’s resolutions and hope that I have not lost interest by March. The thing that I have learnt the most from making these commitments is that they have to be realistic, and never too many. Therefore, for me this year it is simple, I intend to continue with my fitness programme, and concentrate on saving 10K. Why we make N.... {{ Continue Reading }}

How to Combat Rising Travel Costs T....

By :- Kate, On December 16, 2012 in ::-Uncategorized
Travelling around London has always been an adventure, and something that can either be a pleasure, or a nightmare. The public transport system has improved a huge amount over the years; however, this has come at a cost to everyone.  If I am to achieve my goal of saving 10K this year, I think I am going to have to be resourceful with my travelling plans. With rising fuel costs and budgets bein.... {{ Continue Reading }}

Time to Consider Moving Out of Cent....

By :- Kate, On December 5, 2012 in ::-Uncategorized
Living in central London has always been fun, however, with the cost of living increasing, and my expenditures rising, it may be time to consider moving. There are both advantages and disadvantages to living in the city, and I have lived her for over 10 years, and seen so many changes. The girls are settled here, but I have to consider what is right for my family and my challenge of saving 10K thi.... {{ Continue Reading }}

When You Need to Consider Alternati....

By :- Kate, On November 15, 2012 in ::-Uncategorized
Living with two young children and an incredibly hyperactive dog there will always be times when things get ruined and broken. I have had my sofa for many years, and the kids and dog love to use it for everything other than sitting. Finally, the sofa gave up the other day, which left me with the dilemma of how to get a new one as cheap as possible. When you cannot afford the shops My goal to.... {{ Continue Reading }}

About Me and Why I Choose to Blog

By :- Kate, On November 3, 2012 in ::-Uncategorized
Writing has always been a passion of mine ever since I was a small girl, and now I am a single Mum of two, I ensure I have time to blog. I’m Kate and live in London with my two gorgeous children, Bethany and Hayley.  I have lived in this part of the UK since buying my mid terraced house 10 years ago. What I love in life I seem to have far too many things to do in a day; however, I ensure .... {{ Continue Reading }}

Charity Shops the Way Forward to Sa....

By :- Kate, On October 16, 2012 in ::-Uncategorized
Charity shops have been available on the high street for many years, and although I use them to donate my old items, I had never considered purchasing goods. When I started the goal to save 10K I knew that I would be stepping out of my comfort zone, and entering new territory. This included finding new, cheaper ways to purchase clothes. With two growing children, clothes are bought several time.... {{ Continue Reading }}

Eating out on a Budget in London

By :- Kate, On October 3, 2012 in ::-Uncategorized
Restaurants in London are amazing, and there is a huge amount of variety ensuring that regardless of your budget, you can eat out for an affordable price. I love cooking, and food, therefore, the girls and I eat in at home most nights. However, once in a while it is nice to treat the children to a meal out, which isn’t a fast food restaurant. When I began my mission to save 10K this year, I w.... {{ Continue Reading }}

Finding the Cheapest Way to enterta....

By :- Kate, On September 15, 2012 in ::-Uncategorized
We all love living in London as there is such a huge array of different things to do and see, however, this year I am trying to save money, which means I need to be imaginative.  London can be expensive if you do not take the time and effort to research all of the alternatives you have for the children. Once you begin to search for cheap or free things to do and see in the city, you will be amaze.... {{ Continue Reading }}

Time to Dust off the Bike and Cycle....

By :- Kate, On September 1, 2012 in ::-Uncategorized
Alongside the challenge to save 10K this year, I was determined to keep fit and ensure that the girls and I had a healthy balanced lifestyle. Living in London can be hectic, and there are times when it seems easier to jump on the public transport. However, I needed to remain focused, and knew it was time to dust off the bike, and get ready to cycle. There are numerous reasons why cycling throug.... {{ Continue Reading }}