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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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A new start, a shortened walk, a pub lunch and stubby onions

I'm sorry I haven't been around much during February, life has got in the way, as it has a habit of doing. I am cutting back on activities as Mike loves to go for a 5 mile walk, then lunch in the pub. I really like that too, but I need to create free days to do it in!...

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Creamy Walnut pasta sauce – LCHF if you want it to be

I absolutely love the walnut butter I first tried making recently, either honey smoked, as in the original, or plain. Convinced it would make a lovely pasta sauce, I had a little play. Asda don't sell sun dried tomatoes, so I've priced it at Tesco Creamy Walnut Pasta...

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Blooming fat demo’s

Blooming fat demo's? Well not quite! I've got three separate things to report and I was just playing with the title 🙂 Long lasting poinsettia In the middle of December, Mike and I were walking in Eastbourne. We had a little browse round the Christmas market there,...

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