Following on from How To Survive Christmas On A Budget, Part One, part two will focus on decorations, food and some cheap recipes to see you through the holidays without too much stress on your budget. Handmade decorations, indulgent food and simple, straightforward recipes will make the busy holidays much easier and better for the …
I use a budget for our everyday lives, mainly to check that we are staying on track and are meeting our goals. Most of the time, I am very rigid and thorough with our budget; only occasionally do I slack with the inputting of numbers and reviewing as the year goes along.   But, there …
As the weeks continue to fly by, work gets more and more busy in the run up to Christmas, I feel myself wishing that time would go just that bit slower. I have so much to do and not enough time! We have had yet more car issues this week as well, which are hopefully …
As the nights draw in and the days are getting closer, the more we seem to eat comfort food; soups with chunky homemade bread, stews with gravy and mashed potato, chicken with tasty sauces and homemade chips. I think as the seasons change, so does our eating patterns. It almost feels like we’re preparing ourselves …
As Christmas draws ever nearer, the pressure and costs seemingly rise at an alarming rate. There still seems to be so much to do, so many thing still to buy, lots of people to organise and a never-ending stream of adverts don’t help matters.   Not to point out the obvious, but Christmas happens every …
Another week over! And we’re definitely firmly into Autumn now, with the dark nights and cooler weather. It has rained a lot this week which makes going outside more of a hassle; I’d rather just stay inside in the warm with a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake. We had some car …
A role model, by definition, is someone who inspires others, whose life can be envied and who people want to be. A role model has the power the influence others, to change their lifestyle and their wants and desires. Being a good role model is often setting a good example to the younger generation, though …
Each month I set myself a goal to lose 4 lbs, which equates at a lb a week, give or take. I know that eating healthily is important, and maintaining a healthy weight is important, but I sometimes struggle to eat the best I can. I read a lot of cookery blogs and healthy eating …
I have been off work this week and what a difference it makes to morale. Knowing that I don’t have to get up at 6:45am every morning and make my way to work for the day is such a good feeling; I like my job but it’s hard going at times so I’m glad of …
Hello November! November and December are my favourite months of the year, as the nights draw in and I can get away with wearing big chunky jumpers and slipper socks. Our bathroom renovation got postponed in October, but is due to start November 17th, so I’m looking forward to having that completed this month. It’ll …
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