Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Time for tea
Today my parents popped up to Havant to visit us. It's not often we can coincide on a weekday visit between people working and DD in being in preschool 3 days a week.
We took the opportunity to have a little look around the town, mooch some charity shops and check out a new tea room that opened a few weeks ago.
Grandad choose to have a cup of coffee and a piece of chocolate cake, and DD had a glass of milk and little sample of everyone's food on her own little plate.
With some delicious food on offer and somewhere fun for DD to play I will definitely be returning here soon. (I'm actually rather jealous and want to move into the playhouse)
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Monday, 28 October 2013
Yesterday was a bit of a foody day at the FHMH. First I made 2 huge quiches using up the last of the chicken. I bunged it some onions, chives, cheese, potato and sausage as well for good measure.
I really should make quiche more often, it is so easy and uses up all the ends of things nicely.
I have also started an experiment with my chestnuts. Marron Glace - they are very popular in France but I've never heard of them until I saw them on River Cottage. They take ten days to make but don't involve anything more strenuous that boiling them over and over in the sugar solution.
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Friday, 25 October 2013
Mr W Bargains.
So how much did this little pile cost me?
That's right just £5.02 . The chicken is huge and will make three or four meals easy enough. I'm cooking it tonight and will pick it over in the morning when it has cooled. Just need to keep hubby from snacking each time he passes it.
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Knit your part
But they did enjoy modelling a handful of the various designs and picking their favourites. So now our store is empty it's time to get knitting again for what we're told could be the last lot to head over in May. We will have to get our thinking caps on about who to knit for next! Any suggestions?
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Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Tarts with Hearts
As you can see above I need to label my plain and self raising flour in a more obvious fashion! We lost a lot of the jam in each one to the bottom of the oven. Luckily I picked up a frugal tip years ago about lining it with a bit of tin foil so the clean up took seconds.
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Monday, 21 October 2013
Getting in the Spirit of Halloween
So over the weekend I made a little pile of Halloween decorating things. The end of a roll of crepe paper from Christmas, a pack of Halloween invitations I picked up for 15p after last years event, and a handful of cotton wool.A quick hunt on google found me some free printable templates for ghosts, bats and Pacman characters.
Today I decorated the window and had enough left over for one of our main display cupboards that desperately needed updating.
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Sunday, 20 October 2013
Frugal fun on a Rainy day
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Wednesday, 16 October 2013
It's Snuggle Time
I wonder what it must have cost someone originally? A pretty penny I should imagine. Well I can promise it will be well loved in this household we love our blankets. Thank you Mum for thinking of us when you saw it.
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Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Monday, 14 October 2013
Yesterday was the laziest Sunday for a long time. Apart from a run to Asda for nappies and milk, we did sweet nothing. Watching movies, knitting blanket squares and working on the jumper project.
Eating little cheesy biscuits with Baby D
And eating cheese and french toast with DD. It was a lovely quiet family Sunday and I feel recharged for the week.
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Friday, 11 October 2013
It's a bit Chilli
I have been coverting these Chilli plants in Waitrose for months! I knew if I waited and kept a careful eye I would eventually get one for a lot less that the £3.50 a plant they were charging. I managed to swoop in at reduction time and grab this fella for a measly 45p. However now I have him home and settled on my dresser in the sunshine I am researching how to care for him and what to make with those lovely chillis.
Any tips from my Green fingered readers?
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Thursday, 10 October 2013
Down in the Park
Did you know we share the same birthday? All the best people are born on 9th of October you know!
Who do you share a birthday with?
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Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Happy birthday to me!
It's my birthday!!! I have been spoilt rotten all day with every unfrugal luxury I could want including a luxurious Indian takeaway for dinner. I feel stuffed and lazy and wasteful and I am loving every second of it!
OH has surpassed himself with amazing gifts for me. I have a lovely pile of reads stacked up. And as much Hugh as a girl could want.
The best present of all though is one I can share with you. A promise to give me 30 minutes every day to blog in peace and quiet.
So look forward to more random waffling from me as of tomorrow.
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Wednesday, 2 October 2013
A Quick Frugal Memo Holder
However I was having a thinking about what I could do with the remaining bits. Waste not Want not.
I now have a handy memo holder to hand in my kitchen ready for shopping lists, love notes, to do lists and random movie quotes. And it hasn't cost me a penny!!!
What do you think readers, am I onto a winner?
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Tuesday, 1 October 2013
I'm a WINNER!
For those that don't know the item above is handpowered (well footpowered) washing machine. It means I am able to wash clothes electricity free either in the bath, shower or garden. Not only does this look really practical it also looks super fun. My first job once I've worked out how it all works is to convince DD that it's a game and get her pumping for me lol.
You can find out more by clicking on this link HERE.
I'm looking forward to joining in with this months challenge named Octavius Frugalus, why not pop along at join in. We are the friendliest bunch of Frugalers you'll ever meet.
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