The popularity of wearable technology for monitoring your movements has always been a mystery to me – maybe it’s because I’m a lazy lump who’s got no desire to boost my daily step count. Given a choice I’ll take the shortest possible route to walk to where I need to get to. You certainly wouldn’t catch me...
Anyone who, like me, falls outside the eligibility criteria for a railcard discount, knows how frustrating it can be paying full price for train fares. Gone are the days of my 16-25 railcard discount, and while the Two Together railcard’s great, it’s no good if you’re travelling on your own. So I was impressed to find out...
Two weeks ago, the letter I’d been dreading came through my letterbox from MBNA. “We’re sorry, but we’re closing the Diamond Club. You’ll be able to collect Destinations Miles until 30 September.” Some background first. The MBNA-issued Diamond Club card replaced the BMI credit card when the company that owns British Airways (BA) also took over BMI....
‘Welcome to fluid viewing’ boasts Sky in its advert for its new Sky Q service. Well, it would help if it worked. I want to tell you about Sky’s double failure to install Sky Q properly in two flats in my block. It’s a way of shining a light when installation departments and call centres employ robotic...
I never used to bother with luggage trolleys at airports. Wheel the suitcase, bag on the shoulder, job done. Then came kids… Now a flight with the family requires pre-planning with military precision. And with two big suitcases, two car seats, a buggy, toddler’s Trunki and two pieces of cabin baggage to carry, at least one (and...
It’s Christmas! Well, almost, actually there are less than 100 days to go. But anyway, that can only mean one thing… we’re getting in the Christmas spirits! Sloes can be found in abundance, for free, in hedgerows over the next few months, so if you’re in the countryside, or even in a city with decent parkland, picking...
The new iPhone operating system iOS 10 has a snazzier feel but there are a couple of annoying settings I’ve managed to sort, and by letting you know how I did it, hopefully it can help you too. I’ve resisted the temptation to upgrade from my iPhone 6 to the new iPhone 7, so I can only vouch...
If you live close to one of the 15 Intu shopping centres dotted around the UK, including the mammoth Trafford Centre in Manchester, Lakeside in Essex and the Metrocentre in Gateshead (the UK’s largest by size), there’s a nifty way to bag yourself up to £60 in gift vouchers without changing your spending habits. It’s all down...
We feature travel comparison site Momondo for its quirky flight data which tells you when it’s cheapest to fly to selected destinations, and how far ahead you should book to bag the cheapest ticket. It’s undoubtedly MoneySaving, no question. So when I met with Momondo a while ago to hear what it was up to, I was...
#MealDealGate. The biggest social media storm since, uh, last week. This week Sainsbury’s scandalised the internet by dramatically reducing the options available in its £3 lunchtime meal deal. Bye bye Taste the Difference sandwiches. Welcome to the mundane. Although, apparently, it’s actually a better deal and we’re all fools. This is what Sainsbury’s is saying on its...
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