Category Archives: Paying for Christmas

Budget Brand Christmas – Battle of the Puds

After doing my best over the weekend to work off last week’s taste test samples – I’m hoping a good trek around our local nature reserve did the trick – I’m back in the budget Christmas food saddle today. On … Continue reading

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Budget Brand Christmas – taste test part one

I’ve been busy trying out my budget brand Christmas goodies, as purchased from Aldi, Lidl and Asda. As somebody who loves dessert best, I decided to trial the mince pies and Christmas puds first, so I’m feeling a bit bloated … Continue reading

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Budget Brand Christmas Grub

How are you doing today? I’m in a bit of a shopping daze after a whirlwind tour of my local supermarkets yesterday. In true credit crunch spirit, I was curious about the budget festive food on offer, so I ventured … Continue reading

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Sixteen Ways to a Frugal Christmas

We can do our best to be frugal most of the year, but when it comes to Christmas all our best intentions can easily go out the window. Peer pressure and pester power from kids combine to leave our best … Continue reading

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A Credit Crunch Christmas Carol

Christmas is drawing near – it must be, as already there is a multitude of Xmas rubbish in my local shops! It’ll only be a matter of time before the dulcet tones of Noddy Holder and Wizard et al start … Continue reading

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The sun is shining and Christmas is coming!

As we sweat under the blazing sun, Christmas won’t be weighing heavily on your mind! And if you’re looking ahead to winter at all, you’re probably worrying about your gas bill, as Centrica and EDF hike prices. (If you’re worried, … Continue reading

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Death by Christmas Shopping

I am NEVER going Christmas shopping again! Or at least, not in one day. What a nightmare! Yesterday I went on a Scrooge shopping mission to glamorous Romford. I couldn’t face Lakeside or Bluewater. Plus the charity shops there are … Continue reading

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I’m with Scrooge!

I know Christmas is meant to be the season of goodwill, but just remind me where exactly in the Christmas story does Joseph jump on a donkey, ride to the nearest BHS (Bethlehem Home Stores) and max out his Galilee … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming

I can’t believe it’s only two months before Christmas. Where does the time go? Where is my life disappearing to? Is there a big hole in the ground somewhere full of missing socks and time lost at work/commuting/on Facebook? And … Continue reading

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