A Working Mum
Research by www.thinkbanking.co.uk looked into what British people would be doing for the Jubilee and whether those of us who weren't at work would be spending any more money than usual.
Almost half (47%) said they'd spend the same amount as they usually would over a Saturday to a Tuesday, but 24% said they'd spend more. In fact, a royally flush 3% said they planned to spend an extra £150 over the long weekend.
When you're off work there are always temptations to spend extra money, especially when you have children. Perhaps that's why 52% of people said they planned to stay at home for the Jubilee?
Unfortunately we don't all have a Royal bank balance, but thankfully there were loads of activities that were fit for all the little princes and princesses over the Jubilee that didn't cost a fortune - like crown making, face painting and picnics in the park.
Family entertainment over the Jubilee
Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets ofLondonto wave to the Queen, and many more people outside ofLondonjoined in with their own street-style parties and picnics.
This was the kind of weekend where memories were made - older generations still remember the Queen's coronation from 60 years ago. As for spending more money because of the holiday, rationing was still in place during the coronation in 1953, but that didn't stop the street parties going ahead.
It was really nice to see all the activities for children over the Jubilee. Not every Bank Holiday can be as special, but here are a few suggestions of how to entertain little ones over a Bank Holiday, without breaking the bank.
Bank Holiday ideas
· A picnic in the park.
· A day at a local museum, art gallery or theatre.
· Arts and crafts. Over the Jubilee lots of parents made crowns with their children, and then they can pretend they're a real King or Queen.
· Put up the tent in the back garden so that the kids can play camping.
· Barbeques are the perfect excuse for a get together, and if everyone brings their own food it can work out quite cheap entertainment.
If you are planning to spend more money than usual over the next Bank Holiday, you've got plenty of time to put some money aside for it. While Bank Holidays can be expensive, there are all kinds of things parents can do with their children that won't break the bank. What about you? What did you get up to?
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Everyone has their weakness and in my case it’s handbags ... I LOVE bags ! Small bags, large bags, brown bags, black bags ... I LOVE bags!
I have been extremely well-behaved of late, well since our son was born, I haven’t bought one single bag, however my OH very kindly bought me a very swish Radley bag for Christmas the year before last. Well he had actually bought me a very fancy briefcase styled bag, which was gorgeous, but I knew that I probably wouldn’t use it that often. It would be more admired than used.
I very gently asked him if I could possibly exchange the briefcase for a bag that I would get more use out of, I did feel awful asking him this as I knew that he’d spend a bit of time looking at them and trying to decide on which one to purchase. I did however start the New Year with my swish new bag and it’s used every day when I’m at work, and I’ve had so many people comment on it.
My parent’s and in-laws help out with childcare for our son and as a thank you we did purchase a couple of Radley bags for birthday presents last year as way of thanks. Needless to say they were well received!
It’s my mum’s 75 birthday next month and I’ve been wondering what on earth to get her ... What do you get someone who say that she doesn’t need anything? I must admit I’ve been thinking along the lines of another bag for her. She loves the one that we bought for her and as she’s having a bit of a rubbish time of things just now it would really put a smile back on her face. I’ve been looking at slightly different styled bags from the ones that she’s currently got, I’ve been looking at , the only problem that I’ve got now is there’s too many to choose from. My current favourite is this one
It looks fab, especially in the Bitter Chocolate colour. Do you think my OH would notice if I sneaked this one in with the order for my mum’s bag?
What are your vices, and do you give in to them?