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November 19, 2019

For one day only you can celebrate Fuller's 174th birthday with three drinks for jut £1.74 each and there are three pubs to choose from in Bristol!

All Fuller's pubs across the country are taking part in this Get Together 2019 promotion but if you're in Bristol your nearest pubs are The Old Fish Market in the city centre, The Cambridge Arms in BS6 or the The Windmill Inn in Portishead.

For readers in Bath and beyo...

November 18, 2019

You know Christmas is just around the corner when the Coca-Cola truck passes through Bristol on its UK tour and this Friday and Saturday November 22 and 23 it will be coming to Cribbs Causeway.

It's not something that has ever appealed to Little Miss Diva and I – and I can't see that changing now she's nearing the teenage years – but as it's something popular with families up and down the country, I thought it would be nice to...

November 14, 2019

If you're looking to get into the Christmas spirit then why not head on down to Wapping Wharf from 5pm this evening where you can claim a free hot chocolate or mulled cider to warm up your cockles before the sparkly lights switch on.

The community will be gathering together for the festive switch on of the Christmas lights and these free drinks will be available from award-winning fish & chip restaurant Salt and Malt on a...

November 13, 2019

If you're looking to make a bit of extra cash this Christmas, have you thought about becoming a Poll Clerk for the day on December 12th?

Anyone can apply for this day job as long as you're free from 6:30am until 10pm and are already on the electoral register. If you're not on the electoral register – you need to be – otherwise this could seriously affect your credit rating. If you get the gig, you'll be responsible for helping...

November 11, 2019

After reading all about it on social media, I decided to treat my daughter and myself to a three pack of Morrison's new Jaffa Cake doughnuts this weekend – and they were delicious!

At just £1.50 for a pack of three, these Jaffa Chocolate Orange doughnuts are filled with chocolate and orange sauce, hand dipped in a chocolate glaze and topped with a Jaffa Cake. Available to buy in any Morrisons that has a cake...

November 8, 2019

Football TV presenter Mark Wright will be coming to Bristol this evening to switch on the Christmas lights at Cabot Circus. The former footballer, and star of The Only Way is Essex, has been lined up as tonight's VIP and is ready to do the honours from 5:30pm this Friday November 8th.

Organisers say this year's theme will be magical and enchanting as they plan to light up the shopping centre with an amazing LED light show to a...

November 7, 2019

If you shop at Lidl, or love saving money on your food shop, make sure you pick up the Metro newspaper tomorrow.

On Friday November 8, you can get a completely free £10 voucher which is great if, like me, you shop at Lidl anyway. Even if you've never shopped at the discount supermarket, why not give it a try to see if you could save on your 'big shop' by switching?

I usually pick up the Metro from Temple Meads station but y...

November 4, 2019

Christmas can be the best and worst time of the year. While many of us look forward to spending time with loved ones and spoiling ourselves, for others it's a real struggle. As families on very low incomes tend to rely on free school meals, the Christmas break can add to their misery which is only compounded by higher heating costs.

So every day this month I'll be taking part in the UK Money Bloggers revers...

October 24, 2019

If, like me, you’re still skint from summer, you might want to check out these 25 fabulous free and cheap things to do with the kids in Bristol this October half-term. Don’t let the wind and rain stop you – most of these events are indoors. Have I missed anything? Feel free to share any free or affordable events on my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

Now until Nov 3. Aardman: Animating Early Man at M shed. £5 adult, under...

October 23, 2019

I can’t believe the kids are almost on holiday again, can you? My bank balance is still recovering from the summer holidays so I'll be taking Little Miss Diva on as many free & affordable activities as possible. It’s always nice to have one treat day though and the good news is there are so many places in Bristol and the UK where kids eat free or for just £1 this Oct half-term. Here’s my pick of the best…


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February 22, 2017

In the world we live in today, it is becoming more common to transport a relative who has passed away abroad back to their home country. It also has become common to deal with legal and fiscal issues regarding the estate of that individual across many borders. When dea...

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Jackie Annett and I've lived in this wonderful city for many years. I'm a single mum to twelve-year-old Little Miss Diva and for the last 20 years I've been working as a journalist, magazine editor and blogger.


Saving money hasn't always come naturally to me – in fact most bloggers who write about saving money have been in debt themselves. In my late 20s, my ex-husband and I were in £16,000 worth of debt. We worked hard, partied hard and shopped hard! I’ve always loved a bargain, but I had more ‘bargain’ outfits than one young woman could possibly need. I continually went over my overdraft and got into trouble with the banks and credit card companies as a result.


It was finding out that I was pregnant that proved to be my wake up call. I remember thinking “how the hell am I going to live off £100 a week maternity pay?” as I was used to earning and spending so much more. But we tightened our belts, stopped going out and we managed OK. When I started earning decent money again, I put all my wages away. We lived off a strict budget and I came up with a plan for dealing with our debts. After a couple of years, we’d paid it all off. It was a fantastic feeling!


I made a promise to myself that I would never get into debt again and I’ve stuck to it. Paying less for everything has enabled me to go from drowning in debt to owning my own house — despite being a single parent and without any financial help from my family. I really enjoy helping others save money so Broke in Bristol (& beyond) is my way of sharing local offers and updates on all the fabulous deals, discounts and days out taking place in Bristol. Please join me on my money-saving journey:

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