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 went off...
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...
What we did in York while we were away

What we did in York while we were away

On our way up to Rothbury, and back down again, we stayed in York for a few days. What a beautiful city, and so full of history, starting way back in 75AD with the Romans. On the day we arrived, we walked for miles around the city, investigating The Shambles, amongst...
What I’ve been reading lately

What I’ve been reading lately

Couple of good reads for you today. I’ve got through a lot of books lately, and in amongst some not so good ones, or ones I would be embarrassed to recommend (so so scifi) are these two crackers Mice The first is a thriller called Mice, by Gordon Reece. Gordon...
The answer to the universe and everything

The answer to the universe and everything

Today is one of those special days. Mike and I have been together a very long time, but didn’t actually get married until 2015…..2 years ago today! So it’s our anniversary. We got married on the anniversary of our very first date. And the more...
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