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5 Places to visit In Coventry for FREE

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  1. Coombe Abbey – This stunning park has 500 acres of beautiful woodland, gardens, lakes and parks. Within the grounds stands the Coombe Abbey Hotel which was built in 1150. The Abbey has been running as a hotel since 1995. You can still visit the grounds without being a resident of the hotel. The Coombe Abbey country park is ideal for dog walking, summers days out, picnics and at times BBQ’s. In the past, Coombe Abbey have hosted big events such as the Coombe Weekender back last year. In Spring 2019 , Go Ape’s newest tree-top assault course came to Coombe Abbey which is a chargeable attraction within the grounds of Coombe. There are toilets onsite as well as places to eat and drink. There is a discovery centre too. If you are taking the car please keep in mind that parking is NOT free. You can find the cost of parking HERE
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Recipe: Coconut & Jam sponge Tray bake

Ever had flashbacks of your old school dinners? Chips and beans, Cheese flan, pizza. Your mind then casts to those old desserts. You start trawling the internet for some recipes because you crave those desserts once again.

The very same thing happened to me and my first search for old school puddings was for the popular Coconut & Jam sponge pudding with custard.

I found a recipe, tweaked it a little and made a bloody good pud!

Here is everything you need to make yours.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Bake Time: 40 Minutes

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List of Free Educational Resources

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Below is a list of educational material and resources that are currently free. These will help with those who are continuing to home school or would like to to continue with some element of home learning. It’s important to remember that none of us really know the right or wrong thing to do right now and what matters the most is that we are safe and our kids mental health is stable. Everything else can fall into place as and when it needs to.

I will continue to update this page daily with any new websites that come to light.

If you would like to contact me to let me know of any that are missing or could be added, including any that are no longer free. You may contact me here.

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Win one of 5 M&S Easter Hampers

How would you like another chance to win one of 5 Easter Hampers from M&S? In light of all the sombre news lately it’s nice to ad a little bit of joy to the day. Also, a great way to kickstart Spring.

Some of the UK Money Bloggers have teamed up to offer you a fantastic prize selection this Spring. There are five M&S Easter hampers up for grabs, worth £50 each. That means five lucky winners will receive a hamper in time for Easter 2020!

Not only will you be in with a chance of winning but you’ll pick up some fabulous money tips on the way by visiting the blogs of other UK Money Bloggers.

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2020 Goals

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It’s a new year, it’s a new decade.

Kick start my YouTube Channel and focus on making some great, informative content to further expand the SavvyMumUK portfolio

Write at a minimum of one blog post a week with broader topics such as home life, family and more money-saving.

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Important Christmas & New Year Dates

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Last Postage Dates

Royal Mail last recommended posting dates for UK and international letters and parcels.

For worldwide and HM Forces postal dates, visit the Royal Mail website

Tax Credits Payments

Attendance Allowance, State Pension, Carer’s Allowance, DLA, ESA, JSA, PIP, Pension Credit

Universal Credit

Child Benefit

Most Child Benefit payments are paid on a Monday or Tuesday and with Christmas day being Wednesday this year, most Child Benefit payments will not be affected. For clarity, I have included a table of payment dates below.

Win 1 of 8 Christmas hampers with the UK Money Bloggers!

December is here and it’s totally OK to talk everything Christmas now and what better way to start December than with the UKMB 3rd collaborative ve Giveaway. SavvyMumUK has teamed up with 79 other UK money bloggers to take part in our biggest ever giveaway. With a huge prize fund of £400 and 8 chances to win a prize! Shere are eight Christmas Afternoon Treats with Flowers M&S hampers up for grabs, worth £50 each. That means eight lucky winners will receive a hamper in time for Christmas! Read more

17,000 Followers!

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I can’t believe i’m writing this and I write it with tears of happiness.

Today, 5th November 2019 I reached another milestone of 17,000 followers on my Facebook Page SavvyMumUK.

That’s 17,000 individual people. wow! I remember when I hit my first 100 then first 1000 and I was extremely overwhelmed at that. Then I reached a huge milestone of 5000 and that took the wind out of my sails so you can only imagine how I am feeling right now.

A huge thank you has to go out to you. My readers. My followers. Especially those who have followed me and supported me from day 1. Day 1 being 14th September 2015 for the SMUK facebook page.

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TopCashback Trick or Treat Giveaway 2019 – Clue Answers

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It’s that time of the year for TopCashback Trick or Treat Giveaway 2019 just in time for Halloween.

The first thing you will need is a Topcashback account. If you don’t have one don’t worry. You can quickly register HERE. It takes just a few minutes. Once you are registered you will be able to start entering the giveaway plus you can start earning cashback on your future purchases.

You’ll soon be on your way to earning £100’s of cashback on any future purchases and with Christmas on the approach, there is no better time to register. You’ll kick yourself when you soon realise how much cashback you could have earned before……but let’s not dwell on that.

You can even earn cashback on insurance policies and tv/broadband/phone subscriptions too.

So, you’re registered! Let’s get winning ..

For Halloween 2019, TopCashback has launched its Trick or Treat giveaway. There is £10,000 to be won which is broken down into over 35,000 instant win cash prizes of up to £100 and then a fantastic £1,300 for one lucky winner.

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Win 1 of 5 M&S afternoon Tea hampers worth £50 each & more!!

A huge welcome to our Epic summer giveaway. I have teamed up with a number of other bloggers from the money blogging community to bring you a fantastic competition. Below is all the information you need. It would be lovely if one of my readers won one of the fantastic prizes available. There are SO many ways to enter the competition and multiple opportunities to win. Remember, the more you take part in the better chance of winning you have.

This summer, some of the UK Money Bloggers have come together to offer you the chance to win one of six M&S hampers. We have five hampers worth £50 each plus one £20 hamper to give away. Keep reading to find out how you can enter.

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