What I would do if I won a lottery bet

What I would do if I won a lottery bet

We used to play a game when I was growing up about what we would do if we won the football Pools. Do you remember those? You had to work out what some of the football results would be to win potentially life changing amounts of money. We would sit and discuss who...
Running, singing and slimming world

Running, singing and slimming world

Slimming World On 26th March, I decided to join Slimming World. I don’t really like no fat eating, but I knew several people who were having significant success with it. If it means losing flab, I’ll tolerate low fat, or indeed, anything else.  I was a bit...
Review: First Tunnels Polytunnel

Review: First Tunnels Polytunnel

If you’ve been reading Thrifty Lesley for any length of time at all, you’ll know how I love to grow fruit and vegetables in my small suburban garden. I have a standard sized greenhouse and am always struggling for room. I’ve often said how I would...
An Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara

An Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara

This post was last revisited, repriced and updated in April 2018 Inspired by the Great British Budget Menu, I thought I would have a look at the Carbonara recipe I use and see how much it costs. One of my favourite recipe books, and I have a few! is the Italian...
Loft, Fitness and Books

Loft, Fitness and Books

I’m sitting here talking to you aching pleasantly and a bit cobwebby. In fact, I’ve just popped to the loo and noticed that half my hair was covered in gritty web! I don’t mind spiders or creepy crawlies, but I don’t particularly want to be...
Lofts and Manuscripts

Lofts and Manuscripts

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!...
Emptying out the loft (1)

Emptying out the loft (1)

We worked hard yesterday. 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...
Need some ideas for Veganuary?

Need some ideas for Veganuary?

Are you doing Veganuary? Or perhaps you are a new vegan and haven’t really got to grips with what it means yet, many people are turning to plant based eating. Do you need or want some ideas of what to eat? I did this post a couple of years ago, and have updated...
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