Recipe for an Insta-perfect Christmas (you're only a proper Instagrammer if you tick at least all of these): Start talking about Christmas at the end of August #toosoon? Talk about a slow Christmas and how you will be making all your gifts (BTS; pin your life away and spend a fortune on supplies) Visit lots … Continue reading How to have an imperfect Christmas. And enjoy it.
I must begin with an apology, I know this blog post is late - a bout of Bronchitis has knocked me a bit over the last few weeks - in some ways it made the challenge easier, in other ways, much harder. I'll explain more later on in this post. For me, the whole point … Continue reading No spend February – did I succeed and what did I learn?
Every month I say "I need to have an easy month money wise." and every month, without fail, something crops up. Something we "need", something the kids "need", something we need to do, something breaks.... you get the idea. So I decided that I would try a "no spend" month, having seen a few people … Continue reading Thrifty Biscuits – my no spend February challenge
What a month. It's June 2nd, and I've had time to think and recover a bit, so I thought I would do a blog post reflecting on my Every day in May challenge now I have completed it. Thanks to those of you who read and commented on my previous blog post about Every day in May … Continue reading Every day in May – wow, what now?!!!
When Macmillan started their coffee morning campaign a few years back I thought "what a great idea, I'd love to do that" but at the time we lived in a bungalow the size of a postage stamp with hardly any friends around us. So I didn't. And I bought the cookbook from M&S instead! But … Continue reading Baking for charity…
Deals conservation area stretches parallel to the beach at its northern end. Old smugglers cottages on higgledy-piggledy lanes, no two are alike. Protected by a Designated Conservation Area, owners know that they have to abide by certain rules and apply for planning permission for any changes affecting the outside of the house. This was the … Continue reading Other people’s houses… Deal’s conservation area