Matchy Matchy Knickers and Harems…

These are a pair of age 2 Harem pants and age 5 Speedy pants from Waves and Wild. The speedy pants is a FREE pattern! Absolutely my favourite kind of pattern, and they can be made from scraps of fabric! The girl has knickers made from all sorts of random bits of jersey, she actually…

Running Total 08/05/21

Today the weather was awful! So bad that scouts was a zoom meeting rather than face to face! So we didn’t head to the shops or the market, however, the husband went to the supermarket on the way home, it wasn’t great tonight, but a few random bits to add to the freezer and some…

Running Total 07/05/21

A simple shop today, the potatoes and broccoli were for tea, to go with some reduced seabass and salmon from the freezer. The sausage rolls were reduced, they’re now cooked and ready for hubby to take for lunch and got the boy to snack on this weekend. The dips were on offer and our household…

Running Total 06/05/21

Today was the day to go and top up on a few bits and use a voucher. 4 pints milk 6 pints milk 2 cauliflower Salad leaves 3 packs sausage rolls 4 tomato soup 2 bags mini marshmallows Toothpaste 15 eggs Nappies 2 bags pears Burger cheese Bbq sauce Weetabix Ham Shreddies Jaffa cakes 30…

Running Total 05/05/21

Today we went to buy hot chocolate, we are running low and had a few vouchers which ran out today, so they were worth using! We also bought a treat for ourselves from the bakers, even though we live frugally, we still have treats, as life is for living! A trip to a grocers gave…

Hotdog Sausage Pasta Recipe

An onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 1tsp oil 200g tinned chopped tomatoes A tin of hotdogs, sliced 100g cream cheese 200g pasta Parmesan to serve Fry the onion and garlic in the oil until softened. Add the tomatoes, sliced sausages and cream cheese. Add approximately 450ml water and stir until combined. Add the pasta,…

Running Total 04/05/21

Back to the school run this morning, in the wind and rain which is never fun. Bananas and milk was the aim of the game, we were a little early to school so we went to the shop before we dropped the girl off, so glad we did! It has been ages since we managed…

The Edible Garden

This estate agent photo shows what we have, this is our starting point, grass and a tiny paved bit by the door. A blank slate is kind of nice, an advantage in some ways, but the fact the soil is not great and needs improving greatly is not so good. But at least how well…

Running Total 03/05/21

A no spend day, I would say my favourite kind, but some days, spending money is worth it, even if we don’t need it there and then, if it’s a bargain! Or if it saves us money in the long run. Again today was wet and windy, we are running a bit low on some…

Homemade Pizza

I have an absolute favourite pizza dough recipe! I don’t know if everyone does, but I do! It’s a recipe from the James Morton book, Brilliant Bread, there’s a link to the recipe Here! Normally I would make a sauce, but today a pasta sauce was perfect, less time cooking, more time with the small…