I have to confess that I would normally think of myself as more of a biscuit than a cake person. I could quite happily munch my way through a whole packet of cookies, but cake… I’m not so sure.

I make an exception though for My Kipling.

(The cakes, not the actual man. Is he an actual man even?*)

Mr Kipling gluten free cakes

Mr Kipling cakes are different. With a Mr Kipling cake you never have to worry about them being too dry, or too sweet, or anything like that, because they are always PERFECT. I think this is the issue with cake normally for me – it’s a big investment calorie wise in something that can be unpredictable, and there’s nothing worse than chomping your way through a piece of yukky, dry cake, knowing that the calorie-enjoyment ratio has FAILED.

Sure, you can try to make yourself feel better about the wasted calories in some way – you were at a business meeting, or standing up, or something else that means it doesn’t count – but it doesn’t help. You need a cake you can rely on.

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I had one of those moments this week where I had to check myself.

I found that I’d made a mistake and double booked myself for some work, because I hadn’t put the first thing in my diary. It was an easy mistake to make, because I AM A HUMAN BEING AND NOT A ROBOT.

I felt really bad about it though, and started thinking ‘what can I say? How can I get out of it??’ I felt like I needed an excuse for being so stupid. Maybe I could wait until nearer the time and then come up with some kind of mystery illness?

what to do if you make a mistake


And then I remembered that bit about BEING A HUMAN BEING.

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Looking for easy ways to make money online? Here are some tips for you from Jon at the Money Shed. He’s just given the site a big revamp so he’s been hounding me to let him tell people about it.

ways to make money online

As a modern tech savvy bloke who frequents all things social media I am forever seeing posts and tweets about how little money people have. There seems to be a template to these bits of communication. It starts with a boohoo statement (It’s SO unfair! Why can’t I have such and such a thing?!) and then seems to descend into a rant about how life has generally given them the short straw because they can’t even buy whatever fancy makeup / car / item of clothing / holiday that they want!

I see this sort of stuff ALL DAY, EVERYDAY and it drives me MAD!


Well as the owner of The Money Shed which is the UK’s largest community website dedicated to earning money from home online I KNOW I can get these people earning around £1000 a month easily from their laptops at home without any trouble! (If you are in any doubt then take a look at the previous interview I have done with Jo on this site here and you will see the the AMAZING testimonials from users of my blog and forum)    View Post


Why romantic honeymoon destinations? A lot of things I read about weddings tell me to remember that your wedding is just one day, to not spend too much money, that it’s the marriage that matters, blah blah blah…


How about the honeymoon then? That’s at least seven whole days, so it figures that I can spend seven times as many hours daydreaming about it, right?


After much selfless browsing then, all in the name of research, I’ve picked out six of my favourite romantic honeymoon destinations. Take a look, if you dare, but don’t blame me if you get sucked in and spend the next hour dreaming about having a pina colada in your hand.

Beach-front villa in Paje, Tanzania

When you think honeymoon, this is what you think, isn’t it? It’s sun, sea, sand, panoramic roof top terrace – what more could you want? This villa is one of 11 as part of an exclusive complex, so when you’ve had your fill of secluded lounging you can make use of the restaurant, spa or kitesurfing centre.

romantic honeymoon destinations View Post


I’m going to say something that might sound a little bit strange, given that a laminate floor company has asked me to write this post.

I’ve never really liked laminate floors.


I know, Floormaker are going to hate me. I mean sure, I know the benefits – they’re durable, affordable, easy to keep clean, great for families and homes with pets. I get it. But I’ve just never liked them.

But guys! It’s okay! Because I’m converted! I think the problem was that my experience of laminate floors has been of cheap, poorly fitted, badly designed floors. I never even knew that they could look good. But they can.

You can get laminate flooring in just about every style you can think of, including parquet style flooring, and all sorts of laminate designed to look like tiles.

Here are three laminate floor ideas though that you might not have thought of…

Laminate floor walls

I’m not sure I would ever think to cover a wall with laminate flooring but you can’t deny it makes a statement can you? I’m a big fan of wooden walls and ceilings. They make me feel like I’m in a holiday cottage in the 1980s.

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