Amanda Blinkhorn is a freelance journalist who has been writing about money, family life and everything in between since she was 19.

She blogs here almost every day and writes the Money Matters finance column in Candis magazine as well as for The Sunday Times and other newspapers and magazines. She lives in London with her four children aged between 8 and 19. She has almost finished training to be an adult literacy teacher and will qualify this summer, if she ever finishes those pesky essays.


Check out some of Amanda’s recent blogs below…

How can you combat cellulite?

How can you combat cellulite?

I'm a generally averaged-sized woman, but I suffer from cellulite

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How to care for hair

How to care for hair

I tend to try and keep styling to a minimum during the summer

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What makes the perfect cheese and wine night

What makes the perfect cheese and wine night

I love hosting dinner parties, it's an excuse to get together with friends

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Do you trust in anti-ageing products?

Do you trust in anti-ageing products?

I'm not getting any younger, the crow's feet are getting deeper

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How long should you keep makeup for?

How long should you keep makeup for?

I definitely buy a lot more makeup than I throw away, which probably isn't great

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Are you a one-time wearer?

Are you a one-time wearer?

Apparently we're fast becoming a nation of one-time wearers

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Do you dare to darken your hair?

Do you dare to darken your hair?

I'm naturally a little bit mousey-coloured, and I find it a bit of a non-colour

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Can you judge someone from their shoes?

Can you judge someone from their shoes?

A new study out this week claims we really can judge someone from their shoes

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Getting the most out of your brain at work

Getting the most out of your brain at work

The most important thing to tackle to improve brain function is dehydration

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Top beauty tips for blushing brides to be

Top beauty tips for blushing brides to be

When it comes to your big day there are so many things to consider

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Don’t let suncream worsen skin

Don’t let suncream worsen skin

This is the time when many of us are preparing for our summer holidays

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Are Brits fussed about the Jubilee?

Are Brits fussed about the Jubilee?

I've been looking forward to the Jubilee bank holiday for ages - I'm so excited!

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