Thursday 24 April 2014

Whoa! I'm really getting used to this being-at-home lark. It has taken me a couple of weeks to settle into it but now, everything seems to be flowing better. I've realised that some days I just have to go with the flow and change my plans if required. Like today....

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Well, I'm a day late with this thanks to hackers at Typepad trying to wreck havoc for the past few days, it's the first time I've managed to log in since last week! Never mind, this is an interesting tune from the vaults of time. Remember Quantam Jump? I remember...

Monday 14 April 2014

Thought I would start a weekly post on a piece of music I have been humming or listening to in the past week. It might be modern or very old, could be anything, I have a very catholic taste in music! This week I thought I would kick off with...

Friday 11th April After our day out at Kenilworth I felt quite industrious when I got home, so after tea I made a caraway seed cake. I use the recipe in this book, the Australian Women's Weekly, ISBN no is 978-0-7537-2209-1, if you are interested! I picked my copy up...

Sunday 13 April 2014

Friday April 11th We last visited Kenilworth Castle about 2 years ago. It was in June and the weather was awful, it was cold and rainy, and the place was overrun with unruly teenagers on a school trip. How different it was today. It was gloriously sunny, almost too warm...

Saturday 12 April 2014

Naughty me, I do not have any before photos for this refashion, oh well, use your imagination, please! My mum had a hideous long padded jacket thing, two sizes too big for her and just, well, a bit too jazzy for my liking. Coupled with the elasticated hemline and large...

Sunday 06 April 2014

Phew! It's been a rather emotional and stressful fortnight, apologies for the lack of posts (if you are a regular reader that is, otherwise, you wouldn't know any different!) Firstly, I thought I would share some rather nice charity shop finds with you. I've been lucky recently and popped in...

Thursday 20 March 2014

I have a thing for Artscape tops. I discovered them one day whilst QVC was on the telly for background noise. I sat up and took notice, and against my better judgement (on my budget they are not the cheapest) bought some on a TSV, that's Today's Special Value to...

Monday 10 March 2014

We have had glorious weather over the past few days, thankfully a weekend, and I have been out and about in the garden a lot, which has been lovely. The chickens have enjoyed almost uninterrupted mooching and digging time in the borders, and sunbathing on the lawn. I've had endless...

Thursday 27 February 2014

Now, I've been sewing since I was little, I used to make my own dolls clothes out of scraps from my mum's sewing room floor from the age of about 5 (they weren't very good!). As a child I could spend hours sorting through the button tin, and drooling over...

Tuesday 25 February 2014

What's a girl to do when she has a free day to do as she pleases? Go charity shopping, of course! I popped over to my nearby charity shops, to discover, horror of horrors, two of my favourite ones have got rid of their pound rails!! Argghhh! Thankfully, two other...

Monday 24 February 2014

Sunday 23rd February I've mentioned before that mum is having a major loft clearout and I have some rather nice items of hers that I have listed on eBay. Today, after spending the morning helping me chop wood for the woodburner, she mentioned that she was off into the loft...

Friday 21 February 2014

Firstly, an apology to those of you lovely people who have tried to leave comments on my blog and found you are unable to do so. Thank you to those of you who contacted me by other means to let me know. I cannot see what the problem is (my...

Sunday 16 February 2014

At last, the rain has stopped! It might be for one day only but hurrah anyway! As I am in such a good mood today, got loads of jobs done and hung washing out to dry (how odd is that?!) I thought I would share yesterdays bargains with you. The...

Well, I've been a bit busy this week, too busy to blog in fact! Mum has been having a major clear out of her well stocked loft, and presenting me with bits and bobs to get rid of on ebay for her. I thought I would show you some of...

Friday 07 February 2014

These fabby little poach pockets! Woohoo! I'm so thrilled, I have wanted to try some of these for ages, but couldn't bear to part with lots of money for the privilege. So a pound for the two seemed a fair price! I'm rubbish at poaching eggs, I always seem to...

Thursday 06 February 2014

This is a revisit of a post I did last year, for Thrifty Thursday. There I was, browsing on eBay for new pillowcases, which by the way, appear to cost around £4 each, that's without postage, gulp! Anyway, it suddenly occurred to me that I could make my own. I...

Wednesday 05 February 2014

3rd February I have the week off from work, I'm having to use up holiday left over from last year, dirty job, but someone has to do it! We decided on a little trip out somewhere and decided on Stourport on Severn. Last year we the fed ducks who were...

Sunday 02 February 2014

Saturday 1st February Him indoors had taken himself off to South Yorkshire for a rugby match so I was cooking for mum and myself. I decided to go with a risotto. I love this recipe, it's been adapted by me over the years so I'm sure it now bears no...

Thursday 30 January 2014

I had an evening meander down to the local Co-op earlier in the week, where I know the locations of all their cheap shelves! I dash around to the bread rack first, then over to the special meat, fish and dairy reduced fridge, around the corner to the bottles, tins...

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