DAD-OF-THREE Peter Chatfield makes £1,500 a year from filling in surveys and my mystery shopping in his spare time. The 39-year-old from Deal, Dover, is a Civil servant, was inspired to make extra money from home after getting into £7,000 worth of debt a few years ago. Peter, who lives with wife Sharon, 38, and three children Cara, 10, George, 8 and Amy, 6. now runs a householdmoneysaving.com blog where he writes about the various ways he makes money from home. He makes up to £40 an hour filling in surveys online an even gets paid to eat out in restaurants. “A few years back we moved to a new house in Deale at the top of our budget and six months in my wife fell pregnant”, Peter told The Sun. “It meant she couldn’t take on so many children as she’s a childminder and this cut down her earnings”. “We relied on credit cards and loans to get by and two years later I realised we’d built up quite a bit of debt.” “So … [Read more...] about I make £1,500 a year from filling in surveys and mystery shopping in spare time
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Snowy weather has caused chaos on the roads and led to many school closures across North Staffordshire over the past few days. With the frosty weather set to continue, we’re all asking ourselves: can I justify taking a day off work? If it’s particularly bad where you are, then the answer will be yes, the Mirror reports. However many will still brave the potentially treacherous snowy journey in the car. Whatever your plans – even if it’s just a spot of Christmas shopping – here’s how you can make the trip better and safer. What you can do if you start to skid on the road It’s paramount that you drive extremely carefully in the snow. You can’t always see ice on the road, so allow extra space between you and the car in front as stopping distances can be greatly increased. If you do skid, it may seem illogical, but it’s actually better to steer in the direction of the skid, and try not to brake or accelerate until you are back in … [Read more...] about How can I stay safe in the snow on my commute to work?
Motoring by Press Association 22/01/2019, 12:03 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter What is it? Estate cars are known for their practicality and for withstanding what even the most disgruntled children can throw at them. However, what they often lack is style. Step forward then Kia, which is about to change that ethos with its striking new Proceed – dubbed a ‘shooting brake’ for its curved rear. Shooting brakes were popular with coachbuilders in the 1950s but are now almost a non-existent sector, other than with Mercedes. They are essentially sleeker-looking estate cars. Proceed used to be the name given to Kia’s three-door Ceed, but with buyers turning their backs on these models, Kia has managed to retain the nameplate and use it on an entirely different breed of car. What’s new? While based on the new Ceed hatchback and Sportswagon (estate) introduced last year, the Proceed is longer and lower than the other … [Read more...] about First drive: The Kia Proceed could be the vehicle to make estate cars cool again
Serena Williams is an all-round superwoman. When she’s not winning tennis grand slams, she’s mum to Olympia, wife to Alexis Ohanian and flying the flag for women’s rights and equality.And she’s opened up in her usual candid way in an interview with Allure magazine, talking about her marriage to Reddit co-founder Ohanian.In the interview, Williams revealed: “Oprah said, ‘Never let anyone dim your light.’ That really stuck with me. Alexis doesn’t dim my light. He doesn’t try to dim my light. He puts me in the light, even if I don’t want to be. He pushes me to further points I never thought about.“It always was something that I could see in some relationships — my light would be dimmer. Now I feel like I can shine really bright and still do everything that I want to do.”It’s advice we should all take – but what if you fear your own light is being dimmed? Here’s how to work out if your partner … [Read more...] about Oprah told Serena Williams ‘never let anyone dim your light’: Here’s how to follow that advice
THIS is the moment a reveller kicked out of a nightclub vows to kill bouncers before ploughing a 4x4 car into a packed dancefloor in a "mass murder" bid. Mohammed Abdul - today jailed for 28 years - told staff he would come back and "shut the place down" moments before the horror smash in Blake's nightclub in Gravesend, Kent. Terrifying moment car ploughs into packed Blake's nightclub dancefloor as partygoers run for their lives in Gravesend The 21-year-old had left at least ten people injured in the horrifying carnage on March 17 last year, after smoking cannabis and downing 15 vodkas and tequila shots. Terrifying CCTV footage showed the car careering down an alleyway before bursting into a crowd of revellers who were awaiting a guest appearance by grime rap artist Giggs - after Abdul was filmed threatening a bouncer escorting him out. Abdul was yesterday convicted of two charges of attempted murder at Maidstone Crown Court - in his sentencing today he … [Read more...] about Moment reveller kicked out of nightclub vows to KILL bouncers before ploughing car into packed dancefloor