Thrifty Lesley - 1 person, 1 day, £1

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Bargain picture frames, book clubs and the Heffle Fair

Bargain picture frames I picked up 2 sets of painted picture frames in the charity shop recently. Last year, I bought an RHS diary, and liked it so much I got another one for this year. They are packed with beautiful line drawings and I thought those frames would make...

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Books, bonding, scarecrows and demos

Although I've been cutting back on the things I do, this week in the month is a busy one. Monday This Monday was Easter Monday of course, so a bit different one to usual. Tuesday On Tuesday it was the monthly U3A meeting. This week we had an apiarist as the speaker. I...

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Easter Fun, Easter Eggs and half price posh chocolate

How's your Easter going? We decided to get a leg of lamb on Friday and drove to Aldi at Bexhill to pick one up. But we'd left it too late and they'd sold out, no matter. The shop was completely rammed! We got a couple of other things instead and we'll get some lamb...

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Lots of vegetables, houses, birthdays and plants

I have got SO much to tell you! Can't believe it's been a week again! Tuesday On Tuesday - the U3A cookery group came to my house and as last month, I got them to explore more recipes using lots of vegetables. We did the Avocado, Orange and Tomato salad, a very quick...

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I’ve found a new favourite thing!

Had a lovely day yesterday. The sun was shining, it was a beautiful day and I had arranged to spend it with my eldest, her husband and daughter. We walked along the cliffs at the Bede's end of Eastbourne. Granddaughter was riding her scooter and generally running...

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New Meal Plan for the Easter week, £1.27 pppd

Have posted a new meal plan for the Easter week. I publicised it on Twitter and Facebook, but yesterday I got worried that you might not have seen it, so in case you're not on either of those, or didn't see it, I've put the link here too. Doing this in a hurry, will...

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Barley Salad, 59p. Versatile, delicious and very easy to make

I haven't done a recipe for you for a while. I did a soup earlier this week using the juices from some boiled beef, miscellaneous veg from the fridge and some pearl barley. I looked at the container with the pearl barley in, and thought I may as well cook all this and...

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Bumps, crashes, walks and lunches. Are people out to get me?

Bumps I wrote in this post about how a friend had accidentally bumped into me. On Friday, I took the car up to the repairers and they did a lovely job. On Saturday, I picked it up again and we now have a beautiful, clean, shiny, sort of super waxed looking bumper...

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Fresh flowers, and silk ones – a comparison

Fresh flowers, and silk ones I like to have fresh flowers in the house. Not many, just the odd bunch. Last year, I bought a lovely display from Bloom, which makes high quality silk flowers. They are so realistic, that, to start with, I felt compelled to say 'you do...

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My first shower, shabby chic and old budgets

My first shower Earlier this week, the hard working plumbers changed our boilers over and I had the first shower using the new boiler. Well! The old shower was a mere dribble, I am invariably the second one to use the shower in the morning, and the heat had definitely...

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