November 2014

14 posts

Another month is over! I’ll be honest, November has not been the best month for us. We’ve had a lot of unexpected expenses (mainly the car and some house things) and work has not been fantastic over the last couple of weeks as the pressure grows as we get nearer and nearer to Christmas.   …
A little tweak on an old favourite, this is a perfect biscuit for the festive season. Pair these with a cup of tea, a Christmas film and some candles, and you can’t go wrong!   I love shortbread. In fact, I actually have to restrain myself from eating the whole tray, especially when they’re still …
This is going to be a relatively personal post, since this is something I am definitely struggling with at the moment. I am going to discuss what’s bothering me and how I’m trying to deal with it in a simple and stress-free way.   I’ll be honest, I spend a lot of time thinking about …
Another week over, and what a week it has been! Thankfully, the car has been fine this week so no issues there, or no further spends, which is good. I have been doing some online shopping this week so our Christmas shopping is already over half done; by next weekend it should be all finished …
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 …
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