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5 fabulously frugal things I’ve done this week

5 fabulously frugal things I’ve done this week

It’s been quite a while since I did one of these! I’d love to get back into sharing frugal things I’ve done during the week – even if it’s just to remind myself to try and not spend. So here are the things I’ve done this week to try and save myself some pennies. 1. Sold things on eBay – it had been quite a while since I sold anything on eBay – I just got out of the habit,…

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Preparing For a New Baby on a Budget

Preparing For a New Baby on a Budget

Did you know the average family spend around £3000 in preparation for a new baby?! That’s no small sum of money, and obviously an amount of money that isn’t always readily available to most people. With baby number 3 arriving, we’ve been trying to save money as much as possible. When our first was born, we lived in a small 2 bedroom flat on not much income at all. Ever since then, we’ve learnt that preparing for a new baby…

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Monday Meal Plan – 11/12/2017

Monday Meal Plan – 11/12/2017

There’s nothing worse than trying to write a meal plan when you’re full of food! That’s what I’ve been doing this evening. I’m full of my tea and also not feeling 100%, so sorry if this isn’t a very imaginative menu! Monday – Jacket potatoes Tuesday – Gammon pasta bake Wednesday – Tomatoes, chorizo and eggs with halloumi Thursday – Chicken Kiev’s, wedges and peas Friday – sausage, mash and brocolli Saturday – Out! Sunday – beef stew with mash…

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Monday Meal Plan – Week 3 – 04/12/2017

Monday Meal Plan – Week 3 – 04/12/2017

Ooh it’s been cold hasn’t it?! The weather just makes me want to face-plant ALL the carbs, but i’m trying to stay ‘generally’ healthy. Which is difficult at this time of year! I’ve only had to think of 6 meals this week, as we’re at some friend’s on Sunday night. I can’t wait, I’m not a fan of cooking on a weekend.   Monday – Jacket Potatoes with Vegetable Chilli Tuesday –  Mango Chicken, Rice and Salad Wednesday – Meatballs…

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10 cheap or free activities with toddlers and preschoolers

10 cheap or free activities with toddlers and preschoolers

We’ve all been there, Monday morning, 9am and the kids are already driving you slightly mad, you start to wonder how you are going to survive the next week?! Top this off with the fact you’re not made of money, and unfortunately, no money trees have magically sprouted up overnight in the back garden. So, here are our top ten free/cheap activities to do with your preschooler: The library! Our local library is only small, however the the kids love…

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