By Martin Isark
Why is it that when school holidays come around flights & holidays double in price? Why is it when Valentine’s Day nears those romantic roses rocket in price? Likewise if you are celebrating Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday you’ll find that the price of flowers have soared again! Not very romantic or Christian in my book!
Chancellor George Osborne has listened to the drink industry, and cancelled alcohol duty rises and cut beer by 1p a pint, an extra sip in the right direction for UK drinkers. Unfortunately Chancellor, this won’t be enough to stop the duty-free booze-cruisers or to fill our empty pubs, you’ll need to slash duty far more than mere sip if you want to do that! Read more
Hey you’ve gotta have bubbles during the Christmas or Hogmanay festivities, but it doesn’t have to be champagne. If you fancy buck’s fizz (champagne and orange juice) or black velvet (champagne and Guinness), you’ll find that a good-quality fizz works just as well, and is a good deal cheaper. Read more
At Number 1 is Waitrose.
Score: 9.5 /10
Price v Value for Money: Waitrose’s own label prices for weekly staples (sliced bread, butter, milk…) are very competitive and often as not will be at a similar level to ones at Sainsbury’s & Tesco. But stray away to the more enticing products at your cost! Read more
The Olympics are over, but Lord Coe – wants families to take advantage of the legacy left by London 2012. If you would like your family to be part of the ‘Olympic gold haul in Rio and beyond, you may find your shopping list, for your weekly Usain Bolt-like trolley-dash, requires a bit of a tweak! The below may help a little with this lifestyle change.
This rain-soaked summer has meant that soft berry fruit grown outdoors is not to going to last in the punnet or the fridge for much longer than a day! Require a quick, spoon- friendly dessert that will use up your soft fruits? There is none better than an Eton Mess! Named Eton as it originated from Eton College. Read more