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How To Take Part In #SecondHandSeptember

#SecondHandSeptember is a campaign run by the charity Oxfam to raise awareness of the impact of fast fashion. They’re looking for people to take a 30 day pledge to SAY NO to buying new clothes. You can sign up here. Why do we need a campaign? Every week 11 million items of clothes end up […] Read more…

13 Non-Pay Benefits To Ask About At Interview

I’m sick of seeing so many job adverts where I know I could do the job but they say “Salary Competitive”. This is not a salary! Job applications require time, effort, research, travel to interviews, a new outfit, emotional investment. To not even know what might be offered is absurd. But would you feel confident […] Read more…

How To Do Bat Watching With Kids

bat watching with kids

There are just some nights where you know the kids aren’t going to go to bed on time, so why not try a bit of bat watching instead? Last week one of the kids asked me if bats were real. My response was whaaaat?? But that little person said, “well, I’ve never seen one!” Which […] Read more…

Great Budget Food And Cash Prize Pub Quiz At The Avenue Pub, Hull

This week we were invited to visit newly refurbished The Avenue pub in Hull. We were there to check out their extensive menu and try our odds on their cash prize pub quiz. It was the perfect ThriftyDateNight for us! We love good food (nothing too fancy or┬ápretentious), value for money, plus the opportunity to […] Read more…