The curse of dodgy ‘Boris bike’ charges
If you’ve spent time in central London over the past couple of years, you’ll be familiar with the blue hire bikes parked up on street corners. ‘Boris bikes’ have changed the lives of many Londoners – they even got me cycling again for the first time since I was a teenager. But there remain serious concerns about...
My number 1 Christmas shopping rule: start early
I’m not the most organised person in the world. I frequently forget birthdays, double-book everything, and I never know where my bag/phone/keys are. This ‘unorganised me’ changes magically once a year when I buy Christmas presents. I’ve better skills than Santa’s elves. I adore Christmas (and shopping) and prefer giving presents to receiving them. I know it...
Tourist traps: avoid the overseas scams and dodgy charges
Going on holiday is great, but even while you’re off relaxing you often need to beware of scammers, or even well-known brands that try to sneakily get their mitts on your cash. I’ve recently returned from two-and-a-half weeks in Australia and the far east and have come back with three tales of dodgy charges many holidaymakers are...
Canning spam texts
Spam texts are frustrating. You hear a ping and scramble for your phone, only to find it’s from an unknown number, asking you to give out personal details in exchange for either more spam, unwanted messages you have to pay to receive, or worse, it’s just plain fraud. Spam texts are as frustrating as not knowing who...
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