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On our Hols

We’ve been away! I would love to chat away to you on all the lovely things we do when away whilst they are happening, but Mike thinks it is a security risk and doesn’t like it. I suppose he’s right, it would be easy to find out where we live, so I,...

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Plummy oats and a damson cake

Well I tried the golden milk overnight oats and I can’t say that I’m a fan. I didn’t use any sweetening as I am weaning myself off sweet things, and I didn’t use some of the more unusual ingredients, but I don’t think it would have made...

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Overnight Oats – squillions of ideas

I am a new convert to overnight oats, and I’m loving them. These are wonderful if you are time stretched. You can make up dishes ready to be topped, or a big bowl that can be used over several days, or directly in little pots ready to be topped and carried off...

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This week, a charity shop haul and overnight oats

I’ve got such a lot to tell you today. The last few days since I last spoke to you have simply shot by – don’t they all these days! Monday I have bored you all often enough to know that I struggle to lose weight. The gym recommended I see a...

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Taking care of your post-Brexit finances

Todays post is a collaborative one from the Lending Works about post-Brexit finances. Are you feeling a bit wobbly about it all? I must admit, I am. So much uncertainty is unsettling, it’s difficult to know what to think. About anything.   Taking care of...

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A sparkling water wholemeal loaf

I spoke about a loaf in the oven yesterday. I still have LOTS of flour left from when I over ordered rather from Approved Foods. I have not been having that many flour based things lately so I thought I’d see if I could make a sparkling water loaf using some of...

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Insomnia, a good read and Halloumi for dinner

Had an ordinary day yesterday, neither slothful nor very active. No chocolate or any other caffiene. Went to bed at 10pm, as usual, read until 11pm, as usual, laid down to go to sleep, and stared at the ceiling for the next two and a half hours. At that point, I got...

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Home made sausages

I have been fancying for a while having a go at making sausages, and this week, I did just that. I was in Sainsburys and thought I’d get some pork to make some. I picked up a shoulder joint that had been reduced and looked at the back of the pack and it said...

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High fat or low fat, where do you stand?

There was a very interesting article in the New Scientist this week. It is talking about the evidence that a diet with carbohydrates at the level that the government currently recommends is one of the big reasons for the obesity crisis. I find the argument compelling....

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DIY Frugal Cleaning Recipes – guest post

The post today is a guest post. It has a theme of frugal cleaning, and a link to a very useful resource on the same subject on greatist.com. I  like to use a vinegar spray in the bathroom, it really shifts that soap scum on the shower screen   DIY Frugal Cleaning...

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Groombridge Place

On Bank Holiday Monday this week, I went to Groombridge Place with my eldest, her husband and daughter. Their special event was the Wizard of Oz. There were character actors in several different places. I want that huge greenhouse! We walked miles. Playing in the...

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