Revisiting an old hobby

Earlier in the year, I plucked up the courage to learn how Matched Betting worked and try to learn a little extra money.

I’d read lots of blog posts from those who did it alongside their full-time employment and were able to earn a fair amount from just doing a few bets a week. Once I was comfortable, I spent a little bit of time each night trying to do some bets to build up my pot of money and managed to do alright from it.

Why Did I stop?

The reason I stopped was because we found out I was pregnant and the first trimester wiped me out in terms of tiredness. I found myself sleeping a lot more and earlier nights became an essential. At the time I couldn’t focus on both growing a baby and trying to build an income up so the latter was dropped.

Why am I starting it up again?

I will be commencing maternity leave in just under 7 weeks time and the prospect of having a year off with our baby seems like a dream when maternity pay doesn’t stretch that far. I found MatchedBets.com when I was doing some research about matched betting again and after a browse around the site, it seemed easy to use and I was comfortable at the prospect of betting again.

How’s it going so far?

I’ve only been doing it a couple of weeks now but already have made a small profit. Unfortunately I’ve not given it my full attention of late with pregnancy taking priority and my health taking a little knock but I am prepared to give it at least 1-2 hours per week going forward. This will hopefully build me up a small extra pot of money with the aim of building up at least £20 per week profit to be used for Christmas spending.

Important things to remember

Matched Betting is relatively straight forward as long as you read instructions carefully and make sure you understand it before putting your money down. It’s worth watching tutorials or reading the forum before giving it a go.

One thing that is really useful about the Matchedbets.com site is they break the offer down to how much money you need to realistically place the bet and the minimum odds required. Meaning you know how much to build your pot up to before trying to take on bigger offers.

My plan will be to provide you with a monthly update as we build up to Christmas; a plan I will hopefully will be able to keep up with when I have a newborn!

If you want to ask any questions about matched betting or are thinking about giving it a go then feel free to drop me a comment or an email if you like.

Laura x

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Pregnancy: The 2nd Trimester

I am officially into my third trimester and wanted to fill you in on how the last 12 weeks have been including the ups and downs so read no further if you don’t want to hear some of the less lovely things about pregnancy.

I’ll hold my hands up first of all and say that I’ve not had the struggles that I read other women going through when it comes to growing my first human. In my second trimester I did notice the tiredness from the first trimester had passed and I could actually focus on our wedding and work for a change. It was nice not to want to nap all the time but lo and behold, I’m 28 weeks now and can feel myself tiring again.

Those first kicks

I actually don’t think I realised what was a kick when it first started happening and honestly thought I was having bad trapped wind (I know: GROSS). The first time I really knew it was a kick was our wedding rehearsal just after I hit 20 weeks and a couple of days later both Bobby and I actually began to see the kicks from the outside of my belly. It really is an insane feeling when you see it for the first time and I think it was lovely for Bobby to see and feel the kicks as it meant he felt more of a part of the pregnancy from then. Now baby Moore is a real fidget like her dad and my stomach moves so much, she even responds to her dad’s voice!

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British Fashion Through The Years

Fashion is a wonderful thing. It allows you to express yourself through your appearance and is a great ice breaker. If you are one to follow trends or want to bring back previous ones, check out this infographic to explore British fashion from the year 1950 to present day. You will soon discover all you need to know about the stereotypes that have shaped British fashion culture. From Teddy Boys to Goths, Mods to Skinheads, Rockers to Ravers; there has certainly been an array of trends that are likely to come back to popularity. If you are looking for some fresh new clothes that’ll be sure to keep you looking fashionable for years to come, check out  Stand-out for reasonably priced designer garments. Fashion will forever be one of the most interesting trends to date and this infographic will be sure to help you stay in the loop.

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