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Syn free, Slimming World friendly hotpot

I can feel the backlash coming, this could also be known as Scouse, Lobbies, potato hash amongst others depending on what part of the country you come from. It’s the whole barm / roll / cob debate all over again. It’s a barm for the record! In our house it’s hotpot, and without a single tweak to my grandma’s…

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What you need to know about the new Ryanair hand luggage changes

Ryanair has changed its hand luggage policy again and there are a few things you should know if you want to avoid long queues and charges. The new Ryanair hand luggage changes kick in from November 1. After making numerous changes over the last few months it has become easier than ever to get caught out with too much…

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How the iSaveMoney app helped to get my finances back on track

Hands up. I fell off the thrifty wagon face first into shit creek, however all hope isn’t lost just yet and the iSaveMoney app has helped to put me back on the straight and narrow. Where it all went wrong An avid preacher of the 6 Ps (Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance), it’s ironic that this is where…

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Easy, syn free Slimming World friendly pork meatballs in a tomato ragu

I love meatballs, but the shameless price of 5% fat beef mince has left me susceptible to hives, anxiety attacks and sudden fits of rage. On the bright side 5% fat pork mince remains as faithful to my pocket as ever. Make it into meatballs and serve it with this easy as fudge ragu and you’ve got a cheap…

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DWP benefits errors cause £5,000 refunds for ESA claimants

Tens of thousands of people on sickness benefits are set to receive backdated payments at an average of £5,000.  It is thought the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will have to pay anything up to £1.7bn in backdated payments and subsequent future adjustments due to the gross government error which has left many people living on the breadline…

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How to recognise a good debt from a bad debt

If you’re considering borrowing it’s beneficial to be able to recognise the difference between good debt and bad debt. Whilst there are some things in life where taking out a debt can undoubtedly be a great investment in your long term financial well-being, there are others that can leave your long term outlook in tatters. Arming yourself with the…

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How good is the Huawei T3 10 Media Pad?

I’ve been on the look out for a tablet for a while and there wasn’t cat in hell’s chance I was ever going to shell out for an iPad, be it upfront or on a contract, that being said I didn’t want to end up with a cheap, unresponsive pile of shizzle either, so after many hours of deliberation…

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5 Simple tips to save money this Christmas

There are just eleven short weeks left until Christmas and it’s no exaggeration to say I’m excited as fudge. I bloody love it, this after spending many years as grumpy, sour faced Scrooge who couldn’t bear the sight of anything Christmas related at all, only to have a niece slapped on me in 2014 and hey presto, return of…

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Low syn, Slimming World friendly salt and pepper chips fake away recipe

OMG, I shit you not, these low syn salt and pepper chips were an incredible fake away. After successfully navigating my way to Slimmer of the Week, a lovely lady who attends my group had placed some Chinese 5 spice seasoning in the winners basket. It’s something I always forget to pick up for one reason or another, but…

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