The cost of living and financial support for disabled people.

If you’re Disabled and/or a Carer in the UK please fill out this quick parliamentary survey. It is about how the #CostOfLivingCrisis is impacting us. It is a good opportunity to get our voices heard before. It closes on 31st March!

£250m must not be cut from social care workforce funding’ in England

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The news that the government plans to slash £250m from social care workforce funding is truly alarming. This move threatens to exacerbate the existing crisis in the sector, leaving already vulnerable individuals without essential support and putting immense strain on an already overstretched workforce.

Social care workers have consistently worked long hours with limited resources, often for minimal pay. By cutting funding earmarked for training and recruitment, the government is effectively pushing them to breaking point, causing further damage to a system that has been struggling for years.

The human impact cannot be underestimated – many patients rely on their carers to manage complex medical conditions, provide companionship and maintain their basic quality of life. It is simply unacceptable that these crucial services should be sacrificed in the name of cost-cutting.

Urgent action must be taken to reverse this decision and avoid a potentially catastrophic outcome for thousands of people across the UK who depend on social care every day.


Teaching kids about money.

Hey, teaching children about the value of money is one of the most important life skills they can learn. It’s not just about saving up for that cool toy or gadget they want; it’s about understanding the bigger picture of how money works in our lives.

Start by giving them small chores and paying them a reasonable amount for their work. Encourage them to save some of their earnings instead of spending it all at once. Talk to them about budgeting and how different things cost different amounts of money.

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Consider setting up an allowance system, so they learn to manage their income over time. It’s important to teach kids about the value of hard work and responsibility because these virtues lay a solid foundation for fiscal awareness that will serve them well in adulthood.


5 Unusual Side Hustles You’ve Never Heard Of

Everyone’s tired of their 9 to 5 job, so why not try something new? Here are five weird side hustles that can replace your day job: Unusual side hustles Professional Cuddler: With the rise of the “touch deprivation” epidemic, professional cuddling has become a viable source of income. You can cuddle with strangers for money, […]

5 Unusual Side Hustles You’ve Never Heard Of

Blog Earnings.

I never expect to make anything much – if anything at all on here.

Little wooden model house with a heart above the door, and two people’s hands holding it between them.

But….. I can’t help wonder if it’s at all possible to earn enough to purchase a £300,00 property. Has anyone ever earnt an amount near that by blogging?



Now this may seem crazy to most of you, but I’m getting silly excited because I looked at my Stats on here today, and for the first time ever, I have a number other than zero in the revenue box.


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Revenue $0.02.

It sounds daft, but I am so proud of myself. THANK-YOU to everyone who takes the time to read/follow my blog.


Sensational Shopping.

Where would you go on a shopping spree?

If I had lots of money to go on a shopping spree, then this is what I would do. First of all I’d be thrilled and amazed, then I’d be heading outta the house and to the shops.


New clothes definitely on the agenda. I’m not sure where you’d shop, but personally I love Bonmarche’ . They have a really good selection in a range of sizes (sizes 10-28 I think) and styles, and the products are priced sensibly and are of good quality, on top of this, their staff are always welcoming, friendly and willing to help. This makes them my favourite clothes shop, and is where almost all my clothes come from.

If you haven’t considered shopping here, then why not have a peek.


After this I would go and have a light lunch at a cafe, something simple such as a sandwich and crisps, and a cuppa tea.

Now it’s time to get back in the car and head to the garden centre where I’d probably end up spending a small (or not so small) fortune on plants, pots, and raised planters, if there was any money left after that then I’d also purchase a small shelving type of greenhouse ready for seeds to be grown in, and to protect some of my plants over the winter.


I would absolutely buy some patio fruit trees, and also a peach coloured rose – but one with a delicious scent, I do feel that a rose should smell gorgeous.

Now it would be time to head back, and exausted after all that shopping, I’d order a takeaway meal, almost certainly a pasta dish, with cheesy garlic bread on the side.

Blogging For Dummies

Blogging For Dummies I haven’t written a blogging advice post in quite a while. And since it’s the start of the year, meaning many people are going to start blogging, I decided to write a blogging for dummies post. Similar to my SEO For Dummies posts. And like those posts, I will try to keep […]

Blogging For Dummies

Quick Question

As a new blogger, I am still working things out. So is it better to have more views, or more important to have more visitors?

I write this as a hobby predominantly, but it would be fantastic if I could also make a bit of money out of it along the way.


For the moment anyway, I reckon any money will be via (wordpress) adverts on the blog.

Obviously I am aiming to spend as little as possible on the blog, at least until I make a bit via the ads. If it starts showing signs I could make some money then I’ll consider spending a bit to increase the income possibility.

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Help End Social Care Disgrace

There will be a public meeting (online) ar 6.30pm on March 20th.
Please join us to discuss 8 million carers trying to fill big holes in health & social care with almost no support
Hear from carers, politicians & campaigners