Every year the country goes crazy for the Great British Bake Off, and excitement is already growing again with the revealing of the 2014 contestant line-up (including a 17 year old schoolgirl and a 69 year old pensioner!).But before you don your old apron and chef hat, take a look at these cute British baking accessories that you can pick up for under £30, with Savoo discount codes included to make the deal even sweeter!Great Britain Counties Map ApronNothing gets more British than this apron
Wild Wednesday may be over, but the Atlantic storm that battered the UK yesterday has underlined the frailty of our personal finances. With hundreds of thousands of people now facing the consequences of 100mph winds and extensive flood damage, it becomes startlingly apparent that most of us have no Plan B to cope with major or even minor incidents; according to a 2013 Scottish Widows survey eight million people in the UK have zero savings to their name. At Savoo, we believe that everyone should have an emergency financial plan to deal with unexpected events like Wild Wednesday (or even small problems like the car breaking down!) Here we show you how.
Ahhh....the great British summer! It's a time to head for the beach, update our wardrobe with bold, colourful shorts and pack our freezers with ice cream. This is all necessary of course, how else would we be able to enjoy the summer? Well, how about putting a little more effort into the house? We change just about every aspect of our lives when it hits the summer time, from our daily routines to the contents of our fridge. So, why does this not apply to the décor?
Changing things up inside the house can breathe fresh new life into your home. Take a look at these top ideas and see what you could achieve with a few bits and bobs from House of Fraser.
I know you are probably sick of being told about it but Christmas really isn't that far away now. The end of this week will mark the beginning of December and, therefore, the official countdown to Christmas. So, with just over 25 days left to go before the big event, what is there to be done?
We are all aware of the current focus which has been placed on energy efficiency and environmental preservation. However, with economic conditions continuing to prove difficult, most people are primarily focusing on how to save money.
By SavooStaffGuest Blogger
Money Saving Tips
There's no getting away from the fact that electricity and gas bills are crippling British households. So far this year, energy prices have risen by a whopping 21% and, surprise surprise, more increases are in the pipeline. Currently, more than four million homes are in fuel
poverty, where more than 10% of its income is spent just to
keep warm and even more families are struggling this year, so much so, that many are planning on rationing their heating this winter and many have said they won't be using it at all. So how can we all save and stay warm?
Oddly enough, central heating wasn't commonplace in most households
until the mid 80s. Prior to that, most homes' only source of heating was
an open or electric fireplace in the living room and a portable gas
heater that was moved from room to room, depending on where most of the
family was at any one time. How many people can still remember getting
up on the coldest of winter mornings and turning on all the gas hobs on
the cooker to blast the kitchen with instant warmth?