Last minute Mother’s Day gifts!

  • From cards, memorable gifts and discount codes – here’s some Mother’s Day gift inspiration


Ashridge Estate Information Booklet

For those of you who haven’t heard – Mother’s Day is the 15th March (that’s this Sunday!) And if you’re as busy as I am you’ll probably have left it late. No worries though here are a few ideas to help you out:

1) Start with the card.

If you can’t afford to get your Mum something super swish then show you care with a personalised card. Obviously cards are pretty cheap in supermarkets but you know that involves taking time away from the fun of dissertation writing and actually getting there… Plus for a little bit extra you can create a personalised card she’ll love – include the date on the back and it will be something she can keep. Plus they’ll post it straight to her door if you can’t make it home on the day.

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Shop your closet and save yourself some money!

  • Before buying new clothes start with your own closet!
  • Have a clear out and think about what you’re keeping and what you can do with it.


One for the ladies today! (That’s not to say guys can’t learn a few tips here too!) If you’re anything like me you just love to shop and your wardrobe is filled to the brim with clothes yet you can’t ever find anything to wear. Here’s a few ways to maximise what you have in your closet and to avoid wasting your cash on clothes.

1) Sort through your wardrobe.

Make three piles – things to keep, things to sell/donate and things to throw away. Be honest! Think about when the last time you wore the items was, if you can’t remember then it’s not worth keeping. Think about:

  • Whether an item is in good condition
  • If it goes with other items you have (what combinations can you make)
  • Does it fit
  • Does it make you feel good and is it comfortable

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Introduction.

Welcome to nine grand and counting!

Lets face it, being in charge of money when you move into the big wide world of university can be daunting. How can you manage your rent, bills, food and so on whilst still having a social life, looking good and feeling great? Nine grand and counting is a university student run blog for university students which will contain tips, tricks and articles to help you out when it comes to the world of managing your money and budgeting.

Stay tuned for content regarding topics such as health and fitness, food, lifestyle and fashion (but with the smaller price tag of course!)