Talking Tax with Three Celebs in School Uniform

What a bizarre morning. Spent my time in a primary school in North London with a mortar board and gown testing three celebs about tax for Tonight with Trevor. Twas an interesting time actually. There was Meg Johnson from Emmerdale, Richard Arnold from GM-TV and Jacqui Clune from UK Living and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. They were...

UK Music Hall of Fame… MICHAEL JOHNSON and a naked fruit woman

Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to the Channel 4 UK Music Hall of Fame and after-show party. It was an amazing bash; Alanis Morrisette singing Bob Dylan, the Pretenders singing the Kinks, New Order singing themselves, Ozzy singing with the original Black Sabbath line-up, Slash doing Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young interviewing Ozzy. Music...

Finally I’m a style guru! Well almost

I’m excited my name has appeared in Vogue….. sadly not in most eligible bachelors, or current trendsetters, or even cheap chic, but hey, you can’t have everything. It’s on page 140 of this month’s edition. Essentially lots of cool people (and no I’m not one of those either, unsurprisingly) get to pick their favourite websites. Jewellery Designer...

No, I’m not a Smartmaniac

This weekend I went to the New Forest for a trip out. As a Smart car driver (see past blog ) I was surprised to see a number of the little cars in the countryside. More so when every driver started waving hello. Was there some secret code no one’s told me about? Soon it got bizarre,...

HOORAY! WE WON! PERSONAL FINANCE NEW MEDIA OF THE YEAR

Last night the team from MoneySaving Towers and I went to the Bradford and Bingley sponsored personal finance media awards – the main industry awards for Money Journalism shortlisted by a panel of journalists, industry professionals and commentators. I’m stunned to say the site won – New Media of the Year. The following is from the initial...

Top MoneySaving to Superdrug woman

I was in Superdrug this afternoon during filming for ITV news. I needed a drink and was buying a Ribena Light. As I walked away a woman came up to me and said ‘scuse me, are you buying these as they’re two for one? – intimating we should buy them jointly. Sadly the bottle I’d bought wasn’t...

There’s nothing scary about the One account…. Chocolate Balls there ain’t

I’m eating a chocolate ball sent to me by The One Account. Now the first thing to note is the wrapping is lovely… little Christmassy balls, but the chocolate inside is very poor quality. Rather encouragingly that fits exactly my view of the One Account itself – great packaging but a poor product. While filming Make Me...

From MoneySaving King to Loser in 2 minutes and a wheel clamp!

I was feeling smug. With a range of new shirts needed for work, having ventured into Ted Baker, I discovered some very nice products, (which of course a. I would use b. were worth it and c. I couldn’t find cheaper anywhere else following my own mantra). I tried to haggle. The chap serving me said “sorry...

MAKE ME RICH! The Final Countdown

Wow, I’ve just realised that’s it for filming Make Me Rich. Still the voiceovers to do and many of the programmes are still to be edited by the producers and approved by the powers that be at ITV. Yet in many ways the mainstay is now over. Currently the transmission starts on December 12th and runs for...

Make Me Rich 15: Skating on thin ice

On the train home from Milton Keynes. Feeling a warm glow tonight. Today the family were Jo and Paul Norris, the type of people you immediately warm to as soon as you meet. In a way that makes things even more stressful for me as you want to help so much. An interesting financial situation, they’re good...