An opportunity for a free £25

An opportunity for a free £25

As you may know, one of the things I do in our financial life is to use an American Express card for the points, a Marks and Spencer card, also for the points, a Nectar card and a Tesco card. All for the points. As a long term account holder, the Amex pays us 1% on...
Happy Christmas to one and all

Happy Christmas to one and all

Had a lovely day at my eldest daughter’s today. We had a traditional turkey lunch, delicious! Nothing quite like it. There were 8 of us there, including a Bolivian EFL student staying long term, including over the Christmas period. I would have been quite...
Well, I’ve FINALLY finished it!

Well, I’ve FINALLY finished it!

My daughter got married in June 2015, and as part of her wedding gift, I thought it would be nice to make her a quilt with a purple theme, like the wedding theme. I found some dark purple fabric leftover from making a skirt and one of her Dads shirts, and went hunting...
Bugs and books

Bugs and books

I’ve been bugged Yearggh, I’ve been bugged. On Monday we drove the 150 miles to my sisters house in Hackleton where many of the family were gathering. Mum, who also lives there, treated us all to a lovely lunch out at a local restaurant. It was a noisy...
Flowers, more flowers, and exciting plans

Flowers, more flowers, and exciting plans

On Wednesday, we had our annual WI Christmas party. It was lovely! We all brought a plate of food to share. I was asked to hold a list of what people were bringing, as several years ago, we had far too many offerings with smoked salmon. Lovely as it is, there is such...
A walk in the sun, a lunch in the pub and big ears

A walk in the sun, a lunch in the pub and big ears

What a beautiful day we had in East Sussex today! Warm, sunny and bright, all day. Can’t quite believe it’s less than two weeks to Christmas, feels more like spring! We went for a walk from one end of Eastbourne to the other. My ever present Fitbit on my...
Stuff and Clutter. I don’t want any more of it.

Stuff and Clutter. I don’t want any more of it.

Are you feeling the pull to spend lots of money now? Are you getting anxious about finding gifts for people difficult to buy for. Are you getting pulled into the annual spend fest? Can you actually afford it, or will you still be paying off the credit card months...
Home made bread rolls with added stuffing mix

Home made bread rolls with added stuffing mix

Tried something a little different today. I have a huge bag of stuffing mix from Approved Foods that isn’t being used up very quickly, so I am thinking about how I can use more of it. I wondered what it would be like used as part of the mix when making bread...
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