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Planning permission Yesterday we finally, finally, had confirmation from the architect that our planning permission has been granted. We started it in June 2016!! There are several clauses that he has to go back to them with, but the basic permission is there. Hooray!...

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Valentine’s Day Ideas on a budget

It's Valentine's Day on Wednesday and February 14th is the day florists make the most profit, closely followed by Mother's Day. This is partly because 12 red roses, the classic Valentine's Day gift, will set you back a huge amount of money, and as a gardener myself, I...

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Something different to do as side dishes with everyday vegetables

I’ve got a couple of veggie side dishes for you today. If you are having something quite plain as the protein element, having veggies that are a bit different will help too shoosh it up. Or perhaps it’s a struggle to get veggies into the family, these might help make them more appealing.

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Emptying out the loft (1)

The planning permission for the loft conversion finally looks like it might be happening soon. We started the process in July 2016! It’s really not complicated. We live in a two bed bungalow and we want to convert the loft to have two more bedrooms and a bathroom. A couple of years ago we extended the kitchen out by 4 meters and that has made a massive difference. Can’t wait to get that extra space!

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Lettuce Soup. Perfect for using up that half bag of salad leaves

Today’s recipe is a lettuce soup that can use any leftover bagged salad leaves, wilting lettuce, that half a bag of fresh spinach, gluts from the garden in the summer, etc. The recipe is written by Janice Lambert, one of our lovely Facebook group members. I’ve added the boring costing and nutrition info for anyone who wants it.

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Need some ideas for Veganuary?

Are you doing Veganuary?

Do you need or want some ideas of what to eat? I did this post a couple of years ago, and have updated it with new recipes posted since then.

Trawling through the Thrifty Lesley archives, where I knew there were loads of ideas that just happened to be vegan, I extracted a few in the hopes that you might like them, or maybe give you inspiration.

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