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16 Aug 2019
Gout and about
I have discovered, or rather been painfully reminded, this week there can be consequences for having too much fun. Namely, gout. Serves you right, I hear you say. But it is, painfully dull.
16 Aug 2019
Happy birthday to us – with the emphasis on happy
It used to be said by insurance salesmen of the old school, that the way to sell life assurance was to ‘scare ‘em to death’. So if the salesman was talking to a couple, he’d start talking to the woman. Often the man would interject fairly quickly. The salesman would say to the woman, “No, imagine that he’s dead”. The man would often just keep going. At this point the salesman would get out a small coffin and say, “No, you’re in there!”
28 Jan 2019
Happy Blue Monday now go home and count your wealth
You’re all miserable blighters, apparently.
08 Aug 2018
Mortgage bungee gives savers succour
What goes down, must eventually come up.
03 Aug 2017
What price a happy family?
In the past it was called the Nuclear Family. No-one is ever quite sure why it was so called but the traditional model of a ‘two parent, two child’ unit has always been deemed to be the ‘average’ family.
21 Jul 2017
One important thing to do with your kids this Summer holiday
“I’m bored!” Ever heard that one before?
25 May 2017
Bank of Mum and Dad becomes top ten lender
Empty-nesters will be putting their hands in their pockets to the tune of £6.5bn a year to help their adult fledglings flee the nest.
18 May 2017
Retirement is for old people
When HRH Prince Philip says he is retiring at the mere age of 95, then perhaps we should all start thinking about it.
12 May 2017
Saving for a deposit
I just had the most unbelievable dream. I’d just bought my first home… then I woke up.
07 Apr 2017
Spring forward for the taxman
It’s normally a rather bossy command sent out to recalcitrant teenagers off to the Summer Ball. The phrase is ‘Know your limits’.
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