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Nothing new for a year: shopping trip

I have a week long business event coming up at the end of Feb- and my working wardrobe is way more casual than smart. Since I have pledged to buy no brand new clothes this year, I decided to hit … Continue reading

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12/365 Thrifty tips for Thursday

This week I have been looking for inspiration on the internet. I found a great site called frugal.org.uk – link here. The site has some really practical suggestions for frugal living, eating and holidays, including reader’s tips. I particularly liked … Continue reading

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5/365 Thursday = thrift

I have challenged myself to post something every day for 2017.  Each day will have a broad theme to give me some structure and allow me to cover more of the things I am interested in. The daily theme for … Continue reading

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1/365 Happy new year

Every year many of us set ourselves goals or resolutions to be ‘better’-  giving up smoking, drinking, chocolate or whatever, or vowing to join the gym, save money, write that novel, get a promotion. All perfectly reasonable resolutions and like … Continue reading

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Cupboard love – an upcycling project

Our long-held plan to convert the downstairs study/ spare room/ junk room into a usable dining room is becoming a reality. We have talked the talk for lord knows how long- time for action! Working on this project has helped … Continue reading

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When life gives you lemons…

Preserve them! Hands up. I admit it. I am more than a little obsessed with preserved lemons of late. Tagines. Steamed fish parcels. Salads. BBQ. They add a citrus zing to anything and everything. I mentioned them in February when … Continue reading

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Pimp my van

One of the ongoing projects over the summer has been to ‘pimp’ our old faithful caravan. Although it’s a few years old, the van is in pretty good condition, however the interior was a little dated. Very beige. Very, very, … Continue reading

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Challenge accepted: tranform clutter into cash

A few weeks ago I read a post from fellow blogger Simply Being Mum who had issued herself a challenge to raise £600 as part of the decluttering process and then invited others to join in. You can read all … Continue reading

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Flippin’ heck, what’s cooking?

Tonight’s dinner: Chicken meatballs with tomato and vegetable sauce and spaghetti. Thursdays are often ‘bottom of the fridge’ dinners as we use up what’s around before we go shopping. I chopped and sweated together a leek, an onion, half a … Continue reading

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What’s for dinner?

I am six weeks into my slimming world journey and have already successfully shed a stone. I have taken a lot of inspiration and advice from my fellow bloggers who are also following the plan so I felt it was … Continue reading

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