About Lauretta Wright

Lauretta’s love of creative writing began when she was just 7 years old when she would write weekly family newsletters – a tradition now taken over by her daughter. Nowadays she’s the editor of a weekly travel magazine, mum of tweens and the wife of an overworked teacher, who she refers to as ‘VIP’. In her spare time Lauretta enjoys blogging and vlogging at Home and Horizon, which offers tips, tricks and trends on affordable travel and home interiors. Apart from family days out, Lauretta enjoys hunting for bargains – from boot sales to boutique hotels and can be found tweeting at @LaurettaCWright and is on Instagram @HomeandHorizon

Author Lauretta Wright

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Shopping Hauls: Ready, set, shop!

Temperatures have dropped, Halloween has been and gone and we’re on the home straight for Christmas. And with Christmas in sight – and the High Street shops trying to outdo one another with discounts and sales in a bid to tempt consumers, we’re chomping at the bit and shopping in our droves. In fact, I […]

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Shopping Hauls: Be nifty & get thrifty!

I’ve always been a thrifty chick; my mother (a Northern lass) had to scrimp and save while growing up, and she taught me to be careful with money. So I’m always on the look out for good bargains – but don’t mistake this for cheap and tacky – we’re talking great value for money. Thrifty […]

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Shopping Hauls: Seasons of change offer new goodies

The song California Dreaming by The Mamas and The Papas (All the leaves are brown….and the sky is grey) springs to mind at this time of year, as we change seasons. The kids have settled back at school, the nights are starting to draw in – and we’ve got more grey skies than blue. But […]

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Shopping Hauls: The return of the boot sale!

Isn’t it great to be in the middle of summer? When our great British weather isn’t raining, I love the sun, the barbecues and ….The Boot Sales! Typically held over the weekend, boot fairs have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years; so much so, that it’s not uncommon to find brand new […]

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Shopping Hauls: It’s sales galore on the high street!

Everywhere you look there seems to be a sale on. I’m not complaining of course – it’s fabulous news – I just wish I had the time to make the most of the sale bargains by: Having more money, and Having more time to shop I did however manage a sneaky visit to Dunelm Mill […]

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Shopping Hauls: Supermarket sweeps – ‘aisle’ be there!

Isn’t it great what bargains you can pick up in some of the budget supermarkets? I’m always popping into my local Lidl to see what seasonal goods they’ve got in store and what speciality week it is. I’ve even managed to pick up some great purchases – amongst my favourite were two bird houses built […]

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Shopping Hauls: Holiday trawls for great hauls!

Having recently planned a trip to Florida for the Easter holidays with the kids, I was looking forward to seeing what bargains I could hunt while I was out there. After all, I’d have the pick of some of the best shopping malls around. But what went from something that I was looking forward to, […]

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Shopping Hauls: Sprucing up for spring

With a new season comes new products on the High Street. Many bloggers and vloggers have capitalised on the latest spring bargains and new lines in stores — here’s what they’ve landed. Come outside Su, who blogs at Ethan & Evelyn, embraced the outdoors when she decided to ‘Plant a Flower Day’ with her kids, taking […]

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Shopping Hauls: It’s called retail therapy for a reason

There’s a very good reason why shopping is often referred to as ‘retail therapy’. Psychologists have long asserted that treating yourself to something from the shops has a ‘lasting, positive impact on mood’. I’d absolutely have to concur! So when BritMums agreed to take me on as their Round-up Editor for Shopping Hauls, I was […]

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