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The Hueys: None the Number (children’s book review)

For children like Miss J (2) who are just beginning to develop a deeper understanding of numbers beyond just a memorised sequence, this book is great as it gives a very engaging, visual demonstration of what numbers actually mean.

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WeightWatchers cakes, bakes and other treats (review)

These are from WeightWatchers. They look good, don’t they? They taste good too. Except, of course, WeightWatchers want to help you gain or maintain control of your weight, so they’re small portions and they’re considerably lower in fat than many of the treat recipes I post. Worth noting, though, that they’re still quite high in sugar, so you […]


Chocolate orange cake bars

We could put orange in the batter! Chocolate and orange – a match made in heaven. These little cake bars are JD’s invention. They’re zingy, satisfying and delicious with a cuppa. This recipe makes 24 little bars. Ingredients For the sponge 200g caster sugar 150g slightly salted butter (plus a little more for greasing) 2 large […]

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Have you tried ASDA’s Click & Collect service?

There are times when nipping into the supermarket is the best option, and I’m a huge fan of home deliveries, but sometimes, a third option would be handy, and ASDA have such an option. It’s called Click & Collect. Have you ever headed to the supermarket for a few bits, only to emerge an hour […]


Save when you spend

Today I’m going to share with you some simple steps to save while you spend. Sound crazy? Not really. It’s all about spending smart, from getting a cheaper deal when you buy, to finding ways to put cash back into your pocket every time you shop.


How to save on household bills, starting TODAY!

Hello! It’s time for another video guide to spending, eating, playing and living smart from me, Emily Leary and Voucher Codes Pro. Today I’m sharing some super simple steps you can take to tackle that thorn in all of our sides: household bills. I promise you, these tips will help you start saving today! That’s it for […]

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Save on back to school expenses with

It’s that time of year again! Kids are heading back to school and that meansa whole load of things you need to buy, from uniforms, to sports kit, to stationery, to winter coats and even laptops for bigger kids.

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Win 7 night break for two at the Sol Guadalupe Hotel in Majorca

Travel Republic’s ‘lowest price guarantee’ promises to take the strain out of finding cheap holidays and flights, so you can kick back, relax and look forward to fun in the sun. However, they’ve decided to take a moment and throw the beach ball back in your court, by inviting holidaymakers to take part in a fun, interactive survey that could see you winning a brilliant trip abroad.


Win a Kelly Hoppen KH ZERO 6 Basin Monobloc tap, worth £139

The new KH ZERO 6 bathroom collection, exclusively designed for Crosswater by Kelly Hoppen MBE is aerodynamically poised with deck-mounted designs that gently lean forward in a contemporary twist on classic styling. The single basin tap, bath filler, and bath and shower mixer set are each made from chrome plated brass, with subtly curved levers and a contrasting linear structure.

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Miniature Birthday Cupcakes: win £750 with the Betta Living Cupcake Challenge

In celebration of National Cupcake Week (15-27 September), home improvement specialist Betta Living is giving some amazing prizes to two of its favourite creative cupcake makers – and it could be you! In the meantime, Betta Living challenged me to share my own recipe, inspired by the prompt to get creative with cupcakes and here’s what I came up with.


Win a CALAFANT Build and Paint Pirate Ship

Yaaaaar, it’s a pirate rabbit! – Miss J As regular readers will know, this year we’re working with Asobi and its consumer facing brand, Kind Toys, to test some of the brightest and best toys and activities stocked in their range. This week, we’ve been trying out this amazing CALAFANT Build and Paint Pirate Ship (RRP £21.49) . CALAFANT make 100% recyclable cardboard […]

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Win a £500 weekend in Edinburgh with Premier Inn

To celebrate the creation of the Essential Guide to Edinburgh, Premier Inn has put a £500 weekend in Edinburgh holiday package together (incluging 1 night in one of Premier Inn’s Edinburgh hotels) and you could win it, simply by sharing your own Edinburgh adventures, whether they’re happening right now or just on your wish list.