I know, we're only two weeks into the New Year but we're also only a month away from the day when Cupid strikes love (or fear) into the hearts of millions of people all over the world. So, if Christmas is still burning a hole in your pocket and divorce isn't an option, try out some of these fab ways to say 'I Love You' without breaking the bank.
Are you addicted to Amazon? Do you like the sound of free,
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If, like me, you can't go a week without finding a great
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delivery service. Amazon Prime gives free, one day delivery on millions of
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One of my favourite and possibly geekiest pastimes at the start of the year is putting reminder notes on my phone calendar for each glorious bank holiday that I can look forward to over the coming twelve months, with the prospect of having seven extra days to add onto my annual holiday being more than enough to cure my winter blues.
Though it's unlikely that the first bank holiday weekend of 2013 will be a patch on the Jubilee weekend of 2012 – a full Friday to Tuesday's worth of revelry – I am still hopeful that the bank holiday spirit will come out in full force the moment the clock strikes 12.01am on 29 March.
By Jenny MacLeanGuest Blogger
at 6:00PM, a year ago |
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Normally at this time of year, heading into the last week of July, kids are relishing the first days of not having to get up for school and parents are trying to work out what to do with their offspring for the next 6 weeks. For everyone else, the school summer holidays mean little more than a nicer morning commute and an excessive amount of little humans underfoot in the High Street, at the beach or just about anywhere. Except this year.
What has made this year so different isn't the Jubilee or a Brit
reaching the finals of Wimbledon for the first time in three-quarters of
a century. It's not even the upcoming Olympics or the fact that 8000
regular people got the once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a torch bearer.
No, what's so different about the start of this year's school summer
holidays is the fact that, after weeks of dismal weather and some of the
wettest summer months on record, it finally looks like summer is
actually here. For how long I don't know but, like the rest of the
country, I have every intention of enjoying the weather while I can.
As most UK parents are preparing for six weeks of their kids being out of school, there's one last school event on the To Do list - finding an end of year gift for the teacher. Now, I'm not sure when this became the 'norm'. I certainly don't remember all my classmates strolling into school on the last day of the year with brightly decorated gift bags and colourfully wrapped presents. But, it's a necessary expense that, unless you want your child feeling left out, we have to undertake. So, what's the best gift to give without spending a fortune?