Today is Equal Pay Day – but don’t get too excited, it’s nothing to celebrate. Thanks to the gender pay gap, women still earn almost a fifth – 17.3 per cent to be precise – less than men. In other words, from today (November 20), up until the end of the year, us women are effectively working for free when compared like-for-like to men’s salaries. It’s enough to make my… View Post

It’s November! Not only does that mean that Christmas is around the corner, but it also means my birthday – the first one since my marriage ended and hopefully the only one during a national Lockdown. Secretly, I had been dreading the day as I wouldn’t be able to see family or friends either in Canada or here in the UK and I expected to feel very lonely. But as… View Post

  Good deals come to those who wait, or so that saying goes. Throughout the year, retailers adjust their prices as demand for different items fluctuates, that’s why planning when shopping is crucial when looking for a bargain. Here is my guide to the best time of year to make your purchase.   JANUARY The January sales are known for bargain prices, but this is especially true when it comes… View Post

Every year, I hang up the same advent calendar that my best friend Jamie made me in high school more than 20 years ago. It’s moved with me many times over the years; from where I grew up in a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada to a couple of apartments during university. Eventually, it made its way all the way to England where it hung in several flats around… View Post

When on the hunt for a bargain, one of the first places most of us look is Amazon.co.uk – especially when Amazon Prime Day rolls around. But while the retail giant offers great discounts on thousands of products, sometimes you can find a cheaper offer elsewhere. For instance, some products may look like a bargain compared to the recommended retail price (RRP) – but chances are, few other retailers are actually… View Post