Ladies, have you ever thought about how much unpaid work that you do around the house? Of course you have – we’ve all done it, although, I’m willing to bet that it’s been during a moment of rage at our other halves when they have failed to unload the dishwasher yet again. Well, there is good reason for your sense of injustice, women do an average of 26 hours a… View Post

“Remember, remember, John Lewis in November.” This is my new favourite saying thanks to this month being big for family birthdays – mine, my daughter’s father’s and my mother in law’s – then it finishes off with a bombardment of Black Friday deals, which falls on November 27, 2020. It seems that every year, we buy each other birthday pressies, only to find them so much cheaper just two weeks… View Post

  Shacking up, cohabiting or living in sin. However you label it, it means the same thing – moving in with your partner before you walk down the aisle first. Luckily, gone are the days when it was considered scandalous to move in with your partner before marriage. In fact, these days I’d be more shocked if friends of mine waited until after their wedding to live together for the… View Post

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

AD: Hands up who claims cashback through their bank when they’re shopping on plastic? Nope? Well shockingly neither did I until I realised what I was missing out on. New research from Santander UK has found that a whopping 42% of Brits say they NEVER make savings using cashback. To put that into cold hard cash, the bank estimates that its customers missed out on £2.7 million in cashback in… View Post