The Cost of Moving House: A Handy Calculator!

My husband and I have moved house more times than we care to mention. When we first moved in together, we rented a small two bedroom flat that was on the second floor of a block of flats. It served it’s purpose well, but I did miss having a garden. We had a balcony, but I never really went out there as it was very small. When we discovered that we were pregnant with twins, we knew we needed to find somewhere bigger to live. The thing is that didn’t actually happen until our twins were 11 months old. We… [Read More]

Is it possible to feed two year old twins on £60 a week?

I remember the days well before we had children. In particular I remember just how far money used go. Our weekly food shop would come in at £60 a week for the two of us, sometimes less! Since having children that amount has increased substantially! When you factor in nappies, dummies and all the numerous other things children need there’s not much change out of £100! According to the Natwest Cost of Raising a Child Calculator it costs £30 a week to feed a two year old. For obvious reasons I’ve doubled that meaning the national average of feeding two year… [Read More]

Buying a House

All my life I have lived in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. I was raised in the northern suburb of Rhiwbina and I have lots of fond memories of this beautiful village. I remember my sister and I would walk to the Monico cinema which was only about five minutes away, to see the latest film. The Monico was the last independent cinema in Cardiff when it was demolished in 2003, after 65 years of business. It’s a shame really because it was one of Rhiwbina’s biggest attractions.  Having said that, you can drive to the Showcase cinema in Nantgarw… [Read More]