Whenever I see Risotto Rice at a great price I snap it up – my current stash was £1.00 per kilo from Approved foods – and we have been eating it all winter in various guises. This has been voted the “Number One Risotto” by the boys – a hands down winner. Through the year […]
Today was the day that my cars MOT was due to take place. OH CRAP!!!! Always a scary moment – I often think that the sitting in the waiting room waiting to hear the bad news (because it is always bad news isn’t it?) is the most horrible part of car ownership.
Thai food is a special favourite of mine – one sniff of the chilli, ginger, coriander, garlic aromatics and I am smitten – but for family fare, something gentler and less chilli hot than the standard red curry is called for. Now my kids eat the food I love, not the other way around. It […]
It’s the nearest thing we have to a family tradition – Saturday night is Pizza and Dr Who / Movie night. Once upon a time I may have picked up the phone and ordered one in – but truth be told – as long as I remember to make the dough earlier in the day these pizzas can be […]
One of the things I get asked about constantly is my attitude to shopping for food – and how we manage to keep our food bills so low throughout the year. So for the next few months if you check on the”Frugal Food” section you will find a photo of my weekly shop, some favourite […]
We are hosting a “Play Date” today – two of my Big Boys friends are coming over for a day of animation software and computer games. Their parents are American – and the request for lunch was for some of my crusty homemade bread made into PB&J. That’s Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches to you […]
If I lost it all again tomorrow, would I sink, float or soar? So I have got this theory – it’s not big and it’s not clever, but it is mine.
I wonder if I will turn out to be “An overnight success” in the making? I wonder if in years to come I will look back at the time when I got “Credit Crunched” and say “well it was the making of me!!” Well it seems to me that for every success story you hear, […]
………………… well not really. A day of being reactive rather than proactive – a day when I “dealt with” rather than “created”, but that’s OK. We all need days like this when we simply need to “take care of business” So one of my ladies asked me if I ever get frustrated when “life […]
Been musing today about all things “money” related. Partly out of frustration – as I want to zap this mortgage as soon as possible but the reality is that on my limited income at the moment, big over-payments are just not going to happen. But I should really give myself a break – no really […]