BLOGS ARE DYING? I DON'T THINK SO


This month, more than any previously, I've seen the debate on whether blogs are dying and losing their value, constantly. It's across social media, magazines are declaring it and almost every other form of printed news. As a blogger, I'm obviously from a biased standpoint no matter how rationale I try to be about the situation and can't give a fully unclouded view. Would I be wrong to suggest this may be an age thing, that people of older generation aren't turning towards online because they were reared in a world in which it didn't exist for so long? I have to say that I think newspapers and magazines have vested interests by trying to play down how influential bloggers are now. Millennials undoubtedly turn towards online activity to get the fix that print once provided and I do think that the written publications are threatened by this, it's a scary thought for them. They can't provide the raw honesty that bloggers can and it's something that I think sets us above them by a large mile.

AN APRIL HEATWAVE AND FIVE REASONS WHY I HATE IT


So we're in the midst of a British heatwave, and as we all know they don't last long, blink and you've missed it. In fact as I sit here, typing away, with my aloe-vera bathed skin, I'm certain by the time anyone gets around to reading this post, there will be rain against the windows and clouds in the sky. It is England after all. I'm not usually one for sunbathing in England, hanging around in beer gardens or even remotely attempting to lap up the sun. Of course I adore the days that bit more when the skies are blue and the temperatures sitting nicely above twenty, but I much prefer those days to appear on holiday and not on my own home turf. Call me a bit of a bore, but I don't particularly enjoy a British heatwave.


BUDGETING TIPS FOR FAMILIES - GUEST POST


Budgeting has never been my strong point, I'll admit. And I wasn't really shocked to learn that it's something a lot of people struggle with, though I think it's safe to say you always need a little money pot. Whether that's £50, £500 or £5000, whatever works for you and your family, it's important to have something in place for when things go wrong. Just this month we've had to replace tyres on Johns car and whilst it's not exactly a huge expense it's still unexpected and not something you usually take into account when planning monthly finances, so it's important to budget so that these occurrences can be taken care of easily.