Why I Hate Shopping!

hot air balloon trip

I've always hated shopping.  I don't think I'm alone amongst men either.  The very thought of going into town with the sole objective of 'shopping’ brings me out in a cold sweat.  No, for me there has to be a sole purpose, a project, a single product to buy, or in an extreme case a few products.  Nowadays it's even less necessary to venture onto

Why Experiences are Better than Things!

champagne afternoon tea

As most of you know, Mr. C and I have been 'travelling' this year in a big way. We decided to embark on Our Year Out because we didn't want to be those people who simply left it too late.  We'd sold one of our websites so had a bit of spare cash and taking a gap year seemed like a really good idea. Why should

Christmas Gifts From BuyAGift

Champneys BuyAGift

I've become a big fan recently of giving people 'experiences' rather than actual material gifts. Memories last forever, after all, but a bottle of perfume has all gone in a year and chocolates don't last very long at all.I had a Champagne Afternoon Tea Voucher from BuyAGift for my birthday and Mr. C and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. One of my daughters, Helena over at

Surprise, Surprise – It’s BuyAGift!

BuyaGift Logo

This Christmas Buyagift.com, in true 'Surprise, Surprise' style, embarked on a mission to surprise some real Christmas Heroes with a special gift on their doorstep. The heroes had unknowingly been nominated by a loved one for something they have selflessly done or been through. Buyagift captured their reactions and the reasons why people nominated them in a heart-warming video.5 year old Joel Collins from Romsey was nominated by