About Me
Spending and Saving: A Delicate Dance

Welcome to my blog. My name is Catherine, and in this blog, I am going to write about my absolute favourite thing to do: shopping. I love to shop, but like most of the world, I'm not a billionaire (or even a millionaire), and as a result, I need to be able to save whilst I spend. This blog starts with that idea, and it goes into multiple other topics. I hope that it becomes a resource that you can return to again and again. Most importantly, I hope that it improves your relationship with shopping! Thank you for reading, and please, share these posts on Facebook, Twitter or whatever sites you use. Cheers.


Vaping breaks through: some portrayals of vaping in the wider media

2 May 2018
 Categories: Shopping, Blog

You may get a sinking feeling when vaping appears in the popular media, expecting a scare story or staged debate. But in fact e-cigarettes are slowly seeping through into the popular media. Not so long ago any film or TV hero or heroine would be shown with a cigarette to prove their coolness; nowadays other alternatives are beginning to appear. Film It would be difficult to find the first example of vaping on the big screen, but one early candidate would be Johnny Depp in the 2010 film The Tourist. Read More …

3 Items To Include In Your Naughty ‘Adults Only’ Beginners Bondage Christmas Stocking

15 November 2017
 Categories: Shopping, Blog

In the past, sexual fetishes such as bondage and S&M were considered fringe activities that only a small percentage of the population took part in. In recent years, they have become much more mainstream, thanks largely due to the success of the Fifty Shades of Grey books and films. More couples are beginning to experiment with light bondage and gentle S&M in the bedroom as a way to keep their sex lives exciting, spicy and fresh. Read More …

Tips and Tricks to Maximise Camera Battery Life

21 June 2017
 Categories: , Blog

You've got a great subject, you've lined up the shot perfectly, checked your settings and adjusted for the environment. Then you press the shutter button and . . . nothing happens. There are few things in life worse than the feeling you get when you're about to take a photo, only for your camera's battery to give up on you. Although modern digital camera batteries usually last quite a long time, that can be a problem in itself, as you're more likely to forget to charge it. Read More …

Sheepskin gloves for people with chilly extremities

5 April 2017
 Categories: Shopping, Blog

Many people get extra cold hands even when everyone around is not that cold. Having very cold hands can make it hard to do all sorts of tasks like fitting keys in locks and opening doors extra challenging. Sheepskin gloves can be the perfect solution. Here are some of the reasons sheepskin is a great material for gloves.  Windproof If the weather is particularly cold, you also often have a nasty wind to contend with. Read More …

We Have the Technology: How Retailers Can Grow Using Automated POS Data

28 March 2016
 Categories: Shopping, Blog

Retailers face stiff competition, both from physical competitors and online outlets. However, not all technological innovations have produced negative effects. Retailers can now use sophisticated point of sale (POS) systems to automate the buying process, saving customers time and cutting the company's own costs as well. Those systems can be used to collect POS data. If you're not already doing that, you're missing a great opportunity. Here are just three ways you can use that information to grow your business. Read More …