The problems of being ‘known’ at a Comedy Club…. never, ever, ever heckle
Last night I went to the Chuckle Club a great comedy venue. It’s based at my old Uni, the LSE, right in the centre of London’s West End, but is primarily a non-student audience. Its big selling point is it has all the normal top acts on, at roughly the same cost to get in, but the...
Is it wrong to be a munter?
When writing last week’s email (http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/cgi-bin/viewnews.cgi?newsid1145980667,29052,) about the Great ‘Ways To Save Water’ Hunt, when saying I wasn’t planning to have a bath, I’d written “don’t worry I’m not a smelly munter, I’ll still shower.” When checking the tip before sending, it suddenly occurred to me – what is a munter? My view is it’s an ugly...
Thorpe Park with Trevor McDonald. Rides, cries and lost luggage
Just spent the day at Thorpe Park as a sexy backdrop for the filming of a Tonight with Trevor McD I’m presenting on reclaiming unfair bank charges. Lots to tell, so I’ve split the blog into three bits – the rides, the terrible unfairness of the story of the family I interviewed, and m’lost luggage! You spin...
Credit Card Cheques Need A 666 On Them – For More Reasons Than Often Said.
Capital One has just sent me some credit card cheques, delightfully telling me I’m lucky enough to have been specially selected. Well I don’t feel special, I feel insulted, and I feel an industry that perpetuates this type of action is acting irresponsibly. Much has been written about the evils of credit card cheques, not just from...
Fight Night. Boxing, almost as good as it was on the telly!
Went to my first ever boxing night on Friday – the English Amateurs versus Russian Amateurs night Boxing in Bethnal Green. I’ve never been before and the MSG and I were invited by a friend to go with for ringside seats. I’ve always rather guiltily liked watching boxing on the TV, though like most people the focus...
Location, Location, Location: pick the pud company!
Finally I wholeheartedly agree with Kirstie and Phil. Nope this isn’t about their recent ‘buy to let’ programme, which I have to say seemed to far too strongly plug ‘going for it’ in a time where the risk factor behind such an investment is high. No, it’s much more about the location of MoneySaving Towers. You see...
Just multiplied a 10 digit number by 12 in my head!!!!!
This really is quite amazing, don’t worry it’s not about me showing off. I’ve just started reading a book called the Trachtenberg System of Speed Mathematics (Amazon Link*). I found it on my father’s bookshelf when I was sixteen, but never read it properly. I picked it up again, and it’s incredible – and while I sound...
The President of Liberia needs my help…. how can I say no?
I feel honoured. I’ve just received an e-mail from “Mrs.Cathrine Taylor,the second wife of Mr.Charles Taylor the former president of Liberia” and shockingly he’s “now under detention at Sierra Leone war crime tribunal.I was with him in the Jeep car at the Nigerian boarder with Cameroon when he was arrested and we were taken to Sierra Leone...
Happy Birthday To You, no You, no You, surely You!
Happy Birthday to the MSG! Her birthday’s on 10 May, the day after mine – in other words I’m a day older (ut hmm!). This ‘one day apart’ birthday is a rather strange phenomenon. As we’ve been going out less than a year, it’s the first time we’ve shared birthday time – and with both birthdays butting...
OK, enough nagging I’ll tell you what Alison Hammond did to me on a plane!
In a blog a few weeks ago (read it here) I said to remind me to write what Alison Hammond did to me on a plane a couple of years ago. Well, like elephants MoneySavers don’t forget and I’ve read chat forum posts and had emails about it, so here goes. I was flying to Edinburgh (from...
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Martin Lewis: Is it time to ban unnecessary Christmas presents?5 December 2022Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
Martin Lewis: The one thing everyone aged over 66 needs to know29 November 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.