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Tuesday 15th October 2019

Tag: going out

London

Free things I like to do in London with the kids

A visit to London doesn’t have to be expensive, even with children in tow. Here are six new ideas to try this summer, without needing a Lotto win. Children under 11 travel free on the London Underground and buses, while 11-15 year olds get reduced fares. You didn’t hear this from me, but the number…

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Glastonbury Festival

An idiot’s guide to surviving Glastonbury

In just a few days, 250,000 people will be descending onto Worthy Farm in Somerset to enjoy five days of what is arguably the BEST festival in the world. Tickets sold out in just 30 mins, headliners have been announced and the weather forecast will almost definitely include rain. But if you are one of the…

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Cider

Taste test: how much do you have to spend to get a good cider?

Let me take you on a journey back in time. The year is 1976. Sylvester Stallone is dominating the box office in Rocky and Britain is gripped by a drought that will become so notorious that it will be immortalised in old people’s diatribes about how younger generations don’t understand hardship. Example Young person: It’s a…

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Dating

Cheap date? How to woo well without spending all of your money

Thankfully we are entering, if not a golden era, then certainly an aluminium or tin era of gender equality. I am particularly thankful of this shift for two reasons. Firstly it is generally a good thing that we have begun to recognise a societal gender bias, even if we are still tragically under motivated to…

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Birthday

Seven ways to throw a brilliant children’s birthday party on a budget

I know what you’re going to say and it starts with: ‘In my day…’. With the average cost of a birthday party being a whopping £135*, it’s little wonder parents are rejecting the private yacht charter daydream in favour of the simpler solution – jelly, ice cream and musical chairs. Unbelievably, however, ‘simple’ can still…

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Wine

How to get free sh*t without really trying!

There’s no such thing as a free lunch – or is there? There is an absolute tonne of free stuff out there for you to get your hands on if you know where to look. And since the rise of smart phones and social media, getting your hands on freebies is even easier. Once you’re…

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Money App

Four must-have money apps for summer

Let’s face it, whatever service we’re using, these days we want it fast, easy and convenient. We’re no different when managing our money and, ‘appily’, several zippy finance apps for young people are about to launch onto the market. Let’s take a look at a few. Money Box (for saving) Due to launch in June 2016,…

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Gardening

Five ways to have a wonderful weekend without spending a penny!

Weekends can be expensive. A Saturday night out typically involves dinner, drinks, entry fees and a taxi home – not great on the bank balance and that’s before you include the new dress and matching shoes and the hangover pizza ordered at 1pm on Sunday from your bed. Sometimes you need a weekend in to…

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Theatre

Top theatre trips: five unmissable shows you need to see this spring

Despite the theatreland blackout in the West End of March this year, with more empty theatres than ever before, the spring season is looking strong with lots of new openings. As a die-hard theatre goer I am often first off the mark with getting (bargain) tickets when shows are announced. The spring season is also…

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