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How Supermarkets Get Us To Buy What We Don’t Really Need

Researching this blog post has been absolutely fascinating. I was aware beforehand that we are constantly being influenced, without being aware of it. And I knew a couple of the ways it was done. I have discovered SO many more! Some of the many ways we can be...

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The answer to the universe and everything

Today is one of those special days. Mike and I have been together a very long time, but didn't actually get married until 2015.....2 years ago today! So it's our anniversary. We got married on the anniversary of our very first date. And the more important anniversary...

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Regrowing vegetables from waste

Do you remember us talking about regrowing vegetables from waste? This post had some spring onions. Well, a while ago, I put some spring onion stubs in an egg cup until they grew baby roots, then put them in the garden. These whoppers are the result! I have in fact...

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We decided to have some rainy day fun today

Today is wet, wet, wet and we decided to have some rainy day fun. We visited a town we haven't been to before. First up, we had a big cooked breakfast, which neither of us usually do. After taking our time, reading the papers at the pub we were in and sitting gazing...

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Got too many runner beans? This lovely pesto will use up loads!

If you grow runner beans, you may well have times, like me,  when you are a bit overwhelmed with them and don't know what else to do with them. Personally, I think home frozen runners are vile. I've tried numerous different ways of preserving them and haven't liked...

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Birthday celebrations. I’m feeling thoroughly birthdayed!

I'm feeling thoroughly birthdayed today. It was my birthday this week, oh how those years whizz by! Mike bought me a magnificent double stemmed orchid, and a lovely soppy card. I seem to have success getting orchids to reflower, so I have quite a collection now. On my...

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Would generic weekly meals help you meal plan?

As many budgeters know, there are certain generic meals that can be endlessly modified, as well as all the wonderful recipes for these generic recipes, they will swallow whatever you have available, help in the weekly fridge clean out and use up all kinds of bits and...

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Do you know what Massive Online Open Courses, or MOOCS are?

Have you ever heard of Massive Online Open Courses, or MOOCS as they are shortened too? They have been around quite a while, but I've never actually investigated any. Never had time! The concept The concept is that an expert decides to write a course about something,...

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A charity shop haul

Went for my regular coffee meeting this morning and had a little look at a couple of the many charity shops afterwards. The first one had an utterly gorgeous wicker sofa, complete with cushion over the whole seat. Would have been wonderful in the garden. But it would...

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