4 Tips For Being More Economically Savvy This January

January is always a month filled with ‘saving tips’, budgeting and trying to be more economically savvy. I always spend a lot around the holidays – saying hell yes to every eating out opportunity, all the gift buying and spending a fortune on travel costs. So I want to do all of those things.

It is worth every single penny as I adore the Christmas period but now that I’m trying to be a bit more adult and capable of saving money so I can do nice things like go on holiday and buy things from ASOS, I’m trying to be a bit more economically savvy this January.

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6 Period Dramas To Watch On Netflix

If you happen to fall into a Netflix hole one Sunday afternoon, do try and make it a historical one. I live for the period drama. I love the glamour, the romance, the dramatisation of the past and it truly gives you a chance to escape and relive it when you see it brought to life on screen.

Since falling head over heels in love with Downton Abbey (all six seasons plus Christmas specials are on Amazon Instant Video, your welcs) I’ve become a woman obsessed with period dramas. I even wrapped all my Christmas pressies in brown paper and red ribbon after watching Anna wrap one present at Downton.

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9 Things That I Got For Christmas That You Might Love Too

I know these posts are a bit of a hot topic at the moment and there is plenty of debate on my Twitter feed about them but I love them so fuck it, I’m posting one. I love seeing what people get for Christmas/birthdays ~ it is like an insight into their life and I find them great for finding gift inspiration for my own loved ones.

I suppose if it was one big post featuring gifts from the likes of Gucci, Chanel and Kate Spade I would sod it off and not bother with reading it. But don’t worry pals, I haven’t miraculously won the lottery overnight or am a secret millionaire, so this one isn’t like that.

There is a bit of a ~ cooking theme ~ as well, my parents and sister clocked on that I love throwing things in a pan and following a recipe and hunting around Lidl for a pretentious item. And hot sauce, I love hot sauce.

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2017 | A Year In Review

I always feel a bit mournful when a year draws to a close. All the could of, should of, would of feelings start to emerge and I begin to question, what the f*ck have I done with myself in the last 12 months? The last few years have certainly been turbulent and moving into another year reminds me of all the things have happened and all the things that are still to come.

One of the reasons I keep my blog is to have an online diary to look back on when I’m older, to remember all the laughs and tears from years gone by. I often feel as life moves so quickly that we forget to ponder what has passed but then I also feel like I spend too much time pondering the past.

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6 Edinburgh ‘Experiences’ To Gift This Christmas

We all have someone we don’t know what to get for Christmas. Or maybe you’ve got something exciting planned in Edinburgh yourself for the new year so maybe this could be a gift for you. I believe it is impossible for someone to go Christmas shopping and not buy themselves a Christmas gift or six.

Maybe your best pal is just impossible. Or your dad. Or your boyfriend. Maybe you’ve booked a sneaky post Christmas break to Edinburgh and need things to do that don’t involved spilling all your money into Primark because whoops, that top looked nice when you popped in to shelter from the rain.*

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