Wednesday, 21 February 2018

4 Ways To Handle A Financial Emergency

Panic stations, everyone! The refrigerator that has been on its last legs for about five years has finally busted a gut and died. The food is spoiled, you forgot to get contents insurance and you’ve also forgot to top up the emergency savings account. Despite the fact the fridge has been dying a death for a while, you never thought it would actually die. Now here you are, fridge-less and without a clue what to do next. This, my friends, is an emergency situation – man those panic stations and plan a weekly menu full of tinned food and UHT milk. It’s come down to this.

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Okay, end scene. That’s enough drama and tension; your issue with a broken fridge can be fixed simply with a little thought and attention. It’s not all that dramatic to go without a fridge for a while, but what if this really was an emergency? How would you handle yourself if you found yourself up a creek without a financial paddle to keep you afloat? Today the fridge is broken, tomorrow it’s your leg and you need time off work. When the unexpected happens, you need to keep the bills paid and the world spinning, and you really need to keep the milk fresh. So, we’ve got four ways to help you handle it when you find yourself in a financial pinch at the same time as an unexpected emergency:

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Don’t panic. I told you earlier to man the panic stations, but you don’t have to, really. It’s not going to solve anything and it’s only going to make you stress out even more! The thing you need right now is logic. What caused the financial mess in the first place? Look to the root of the issue first, because until you determine why this has happened, you cannot hope to fix it. Get your reasoning first.

Prioritise your expenses. Not every expense in the house is made equal: your Sky TV is not going to be as essential as, say, your food shopping. Figure out what comes first in the line of fire for your necessities and go from there. When you find yourself off work or needing to replace an appliance, you could read many credit card reviews and this iLoan review online for the best place to borrow, but first you need to figure out how much you can afford to pay back. This is the best reason to prioritise expenses.

Ever heard of a side hustle? Figure out your biggest talent and then exploit it. Can you write fluently and with quick wit? Learn to blog and earn cash from it. Can you sew with a deft hand? Learn to make purses. Getting extra cash is a necessity if you hope to replace the appliance or support yourself during a hard time.

Plan ahead. Next time there’s a financial emergency, you’re going to be ready. You’re going to use the experience of the UHT milk to be savvy with your savings!

An emergency doesn’t have to cripple you, so you need to be smart about how you handle it!

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Shaken Udder Milkshakes - A tasty nutrient packed drink for kid's growing bones

Give Kids a Nutrient Boost With Shaken Udder Milkshakes

Calcium is vital for growing bones, but ensuring children get enough can be a challenge. That's why Shaken Udder and Shaken Udder Kids are the perfect choice; low in fat, sugar and packed with calcium, they can provide young bones with vital nutrients in one delicious drink.

Research shows that our bodies can absorb the calcium in milk particularly easily making it an excellent choice for upping our calcium and overall nutrient intake. Plus, just a third of a pint of milk provides half the daily recommended amount of calcium a child aged four to six years needs. Milk is also a good source of protein, zinc and vitamins A, B2 (riboflavin) and B12, and makes a valuable contribution to the intake of iodine, niacin and B6.

Shaken Udder and Shaken Udder Kids use real ingredients such as real chocolate, banana and strawberries and they are even school-approved making them a safe and easy choice for parents.

For children who shun a glass of milk in favour of fizz or fruit juice, Shaken Udder is the perfect choice as it not only tastes delicious, but provides an abundance of calcium and good levels of immune-boosting vitamin B12, along with all the added nutrients that milk itself provides. Plus, kids love it!

Shaken Udder Kids is available in 200ml cartons in Strawberry and Chocolate. Shaken Udder is available in Chocolush, Vanillalicious, Top Banana, Salted Caramel and Strawberries & Clotted Cream from Sainsbury's, Tesco, Waitrose, Ocado and The Co-op. 

The 200 ml cartons are the perfect size for the kids to grab on the go or pop into the lunch boxes, with the struggle to ensure the kids are getting a balanced diet and getting their daily calcium and nutrients it means having a product they love to go to is a huge bonus. 

To find out more about Shaken Udder please visit

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Mothers Day Giveaway - Astra Gift of Life Pendant

Mothers Day is just around the corner, typically we buy flowers and chocolates or something smelly for some pamper time but what Mother does not love the gift of a piece of jewellery, especially a piece that represents the Gift of Life, You may have seen the feature piece in my Christmas gift guide here which featured the Astra Gift of Life Pendant.

For Mother's day why not show your mum just how much you care with this gorgeous piece from Astra jewellery, the gift of life pendant is truly stunning and depicts the mother's and child's feet together in a heart shape pendant. It is beautiful and really well made and a gift any mother would love to receive, so go on spoil your mum this Mother's Day with a piece of jewellery she will treasure and that she truly deserves. For me meaningful pieces of jewellery are something i treasure next to pictures and keepsakes of the children.

Mothers and fathers give the gift of life, and in turn children bring the gift of love when they aren't driving their parents crazy! ASTRA Gift of Life celebrates the bond between mother and child with two feet, one little, one large, to represent the parent and child. When the child becomes a parent and the parent a grandparent, so the gift of life keeps on giving. This piece comes from ASTRA, a New Zealand based brand founded in 2013. The inspiration for ASTRA's pieces comes from the team's relationships, as well as their lifestyles, and the environment which shows in the quality and detail of the piece.

For my readers i have one of these gorgeous necklaces to giveaway!! So for a chance to win and give Mum a gift she will truly love as much as you love her simply enter below. 

Astra Gift of Life Pendant