When I find a good deal, I pass it on.

August Madness!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you have all been enjoying the wonderful Summer we have had here in the UK, and for Scotland, remarkable dry weather up until a few days ago.

I was lucky enough to take a week away with my girls, down in London and take in the bustling, big city and the incredible Underground system.  Included in my trip I saw a musical (Prince of Wales Theatre) – The Book of Mormon; Film Museum, (Covent Gardens) – 007 Bond in Motion and The Science Museum in South Kensington – wow, so big, you could spend all day in there alone; Madame Tussauds; Chinatown along with the Hyper Japan Event at Earl’s Court, and Henri Matisse – Cut Outs at the Tate. Loved this, still on till 7th September if you want to catch it.

Now we are home to the full swing of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I always look forward to this event, so much talent. Edinburgh becomes alive with colourful Street Performers, Crafts, Shows and of course, a little traditional rain. I’m hoping to take a day trip soon to soak up the atmosphere. I already have a ticket to see the wonderfully talented Richard Thompson, can’t wait.

Anyhow, along with all the fun, comes the ‘back to the drawing board’, mindset. I do hope many of you are taking part in this new trend: Desk Safari Selfies . This has to be one of the safest ways to be crazy yet. I’m really tempted, but not quite slim enough to squeeze into the 1cm gap between the back of my desk and the wall. I suppose I could pull out the swivel desk sitting directly under?

I digress, to stop you being inundated with my animalistic moments, (I just thought of a way to engineer this) why not take advantage of my other wild side. I’m offering over a limited period (August) 20% off, yes, you heard me 20% off all Audio Transcription. Hurry, space is limited, just like my desk.

Ps. If you do decide to take an Animal Safari Selfie, please share it in the comments on my Facebook Page under this post. There’s nothing more wonderful than sharing a smile!

Thanks for reading.

No Such Thing As A Free Lunch? …

Well, maybe one good thing can lead to another and provide a free lunch from the savings? Or at least a cup of tea or coffee.

I’m busy making enquiries and bookings for travel at the moment – got to love SUMMER! And, whilst I was at it, I thought I’d check out a site I’ve brought to you before: Martin’s Money Saving Expert Tips to see what promotional deals might be around for flights. And, I ended up looking at Cheap Travel Prices. I scrolled down a little and found a rather nice little deal: Free Two Month Family Railcard. This is a good deal for me personally as my 15 year old will only qualify until October. It also means that as you can have two named cardholders, her older sister can take her out without me and both of them save!

1/3rd off travel for two months could be a nice little saver for longer day trips (haven’t been to Carlisle in a long time?) – and since it is only available till the end of today, I thought I better pass it on quick!

There are many other travel deals via this link you can take advantage and again, the whole site is geared towards making savings and wise decisions on the daily outlays.


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This could really fit under two categories – I have another undercover for “Trawling the Net” for good websites I would like to share with you.

However, this one is definitely a place to bookmark and use!

Martin’s Money Tips has been one of my favourites for many years, he gives timely advice and sound financial reasoning.

As I still haven’t got the tree out the loft, written the cards or looked at purchasing pressies – his newsletter this week has given me inspiration.

I love the idea of Charity gifts (vaccinations against polio and eye operations, the gift of sight!) – something I wouldn’t normally think on –  for those who would prefer you didn’t buy them something they didn’t want! They’ll love you for being just you…

I like also the stress he puts on making it a fun and loving time without putting your family finances under strain and entering debt nets. The IOU gift voucher sounds perfect… heh. The shops may just catch on though and move their sales.

Anyway, hope this proves useful to someone out there.

Money Saving Expert