Shopping Hauls: The psychology of shopping

Have you ever stopped to wonder the lengths that some retailers go to tempt us to buy from them? Think about when you walk past Lush and their distinctive smell fills your nostrils – or when the smell of baking bread or croissants from a bakers hits you – it’s enough to lure you inside…

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Shopping Hauls: How to be supermarket savvy

Since I resigned from my full time job last August (and decided to hire myself instead), money has been….well, on the tight side let’s say. I’m always considered myself a savvy individual; being raised by a northerner made sure of that, but when money gets really tight, you have to examine all areas of your…

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Shopping Hauls: Ideas for Mother’s Day!

Ah Mother’s Day! A chance to spoil your mum rotten and treat her to some wonderful new shopping bits – or as the case may be, your own worthy creations! So here’s a round-up of some of the best ideas for gifts and surprises for the most important woman in your life… First up, Jenny…

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Shopping Hauls: Is this the death of the High Street?

Image credit: Pexels Recently I’ve had the opportunity to get out and about to speak with local businesses and shop owners – and it’s been a real eye-opener. From those seemingly empty shops that are dong “exceptionally well” in business, to those ready to give up the ghost because our High Streets have changed, I…

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Shopping Hauls: Shopping fails – a loyalty card story

As something a little different this month (and to kick off 2019 in style!), I’m not going down the usual route of showcasing bloggers and vloggers’ posts and videos. Instead I’m going to tell you about a little shopping experience that happened to me a few years ago. I wrote about it on the blog…

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