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A brisk Sunday walk and a mulled wine apple crumble

Darkness and Light January and February are such dark and gloomy months. I like to get outside whenever I can to get some daylight on my face. Can't say sunshine as there probably wont be any! Yesterday, Mike had cabin fever and was pacing the house, it was dark,...

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Creamy Leek & Cheese Toasty

I posted a little while ago about the recipes we cooked at the last U3A cooking group, including a gorgeous Pad Thai, and this creamy leek and cheese toasty. I was sure I had also posted the recipe for the toasty, but apparently not! So here it is. Creamy Leek And...

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Spinach and ricotta pasta, 72p per serving

This is the pasta dish I spoke about last time. Its seriously good and with a little tweaking it comes in at an acceptable price for this blog. Spinach & Ricotta Pasta Priced at Asda using in January 2017 85g frozen spinach, £1.50/1.3kg, 10p 35g...

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Bugs, diets (again!) bargain mangoes and books

It's still germ central here. I had a hacking cough, a week off, then a head cold. Now Mike has a cold. I'm hoping it isn't different to the one I had, or I might get that one. On the other hand, I was at my daughters on Sunday and during a vigorous tickling session,...

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Ancient magazines and a magazine hack

Goodness, where did all those days go since I last posted! Well, some of those have been feeling ill. Again! I had a hacking cough that started on the 18th December when I went up to Northampton to see family at Christmas. That lasted a good two weeks. Then, after a...

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I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more

Had a lovely day today. We wanted to go for a walk yesterday, but it was drizzling all day and we are both fair weather walkers. It was much nicer today, so off we went. We're really enjoying getting out and walking, even if it isn't proper walking, you know, big...

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A main course soup – mulligatawny, 46p a big bowl

I bagged some lovely organic beef mince on yellow sticker last week and stashed them in the freezer for when I was ready to use them. They worked out, even on yellow sticker, at just a bit more than ordinary 10% fat beef mince, that's the organic part I suppose. Today...

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Why have I got a rotten credit score?

Have the big fat January credit card bills from Christmas plopped onto your doormat?  Painful aren't they. I used to spend all summer paying off credit cards from the Christmas spending. And those interest rates, yowzers, ouch, ouch and double ouch. I am in the...

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Why I don’t go to the sales

The post Christmas sales have been going a while now, since before Christmas in fact. I am quite wary of sales for several reasons. Are they genuine reductions? I think we all have to have our wits well and truly about us if we are to venture out to the sales. What do...

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First day of the new year

Happy New Year to you and yours. Did you go out last night to ring in the new year? We didn't, we very rarely do. We have had enough socialising by now, had enough of eating a lot and are feeling generally partied out. We watched a film on Freeview and by the time we...

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