UK Money Bloggers Easter Giveaway

UK Money Bloggers Easter Giveaway

I’m excited to introduce the second competition of this month running on Thrifty Lesley!  In the first competition, running until 7th April 2019, you can win a Panasonic Bread Maker. I use one of these myself and it makes such wonderful bread, I find it...
Competition – A Panasonic Bread Maker

Competition – A Panasonic Bread Maker

Competition – A Panasonic Bread Maker The competition for The Curry Guy Cook Book all seemed to go well with no hitches, so here’s the next one. This month we have a pre-loved Panasonic SD-2500 WXC Automatic Bread Maker. This is very similar to the one I...
Good books that I’ve been reading

Good books that I’ve been reading

I haven’t done a review of good books I’ve read and am reading for ages, so I thought I’d do a few today. I have read many other books, these are just some of the more recent ones. The Tattooist of Auschwitz I belong to 2 book clubs. One with the U3A...
Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Valentine’s Day on a Budget It’s Valentine’s Day soon 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,...
Competition – The Curry Guy, Easy

Competition – The Curry Guy, Easy

Competition – The Curry Guy, Easy I am working out how to do competitions. The best way to set them up, what entries to have, and all the other things I have to think about when setting one up. This is the first one, with a smaller prize, to test out the process...
Reverse Advent, Slimming World and Books

Reverse Advent, Slimming World and Books

Do you remember me talking about a reverse advent? I have been getting inexpensive shower gel, some toothpaste, a box of biscuits, mince pies, some tubs of Quality Street and Roses, which I split up and packaged prettily, and a few other treats.   On Friday I...
A reverse advent for 2017

A reverse advent for 2017

Chocolate or no chocolate Last year I took part in a reverse advent where instead of having a chocolate every day, I gave away items on freecycle or to local charity shops for each day of advent. Well, to be strictly truthful, I try and avoid chocolate as it gives me...
Progress at last!

Progress at last!

The Loft For the last 18 months, we have been trying to get planning permission to convert our loft space. We don’t want anything complicated or too expensive, just a bedroom each end and a bathroom, and the stairs, in the middle. For all the fuss that’s...
Time for a catch up

Time for a catch up

We’ve had a few recipes, so maybe time for a catch up. As you know, I went to a bloggers event recently. I belong to the UK Money Bloggers and what an inspiring bunch of people they are. I have a long list of things to do now! I am currently learning how to do...
A day at the SHOMOS

A day at the SHOMOS

Last Saturday, (ye gods, a week already!) Mike and I went to the 3rd annual Show Me The Money Annual awards, the SHOMOS. It’s a group of UK Money Bloggers UK Money Bloggers is a community of people who write online about money and personal finance – from frugal...
Lots of phone calls and a few tickets

Lots of phone calls and a few tickets

Rail Cards As husband and I are using trains more often, I decided it was time to get a Senior Railcard. We are due to travel soon, so I thought I’d combine the two. Off I went to the Railcard site. Ah, I thought, lets have a look at discount vouchers first. So...
Changing silk flowers to suit the season

Changing silk flowers to suit the season

I’ve blogged before about silk flowers, showing what I chose for both a spring and summer arrangement. I like to keep a large arrangement in my kitchen to brighten up the place. I have a base arrangement of plain green leaves in a ‘glass’ vase, and...