Tuesday, 19 April 2011


Hello Everyone,

What a glorious day it is today in sunny South Wales!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I hope the sunshine is shining down on you today!! Raising your spirit, drying your washing and generally ensuring you have a lovely Tuesday!!  Work at 1.30 today so I will do a "proper post" later!!!!

Have gud un!!!



Friday, 15 April 2011

What a chuffing week Ive had!!

Hello all,

I've just managed to get off the hamster wheel of mummy, wife, working woman life and having a breather before jumping back on!!!

I compiled a 4 week meal plan and went shopping and spent £200 and will only have to buy fresh fruit and veg and a few bits and bobs!!

Since last Friday I have had a cough and a cold which is still managing to linger and hang on in there today...It is snot central still and to top it off I was awoken by an upset tummy 5.23 this morning!!!(You always remember the time when you are woken early!! - Thank God for Imodium ;o)))

I haven't been to the gym or swimming this week because of the above and my gorgeous dad has given me and my mischevious dog a dog run that I would live in!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have triesd to explain how amazing it is to the kids that my dad had an idea in his head and made into reality and built it with his own hands and that this was a gift and a brilliant thing!!! I couldn't do it!!!(Photos to follow!)

I can now plan my garden safe in the knowledge that JJ will not immediately pull it out and shake it to death so a busy few weeks ahead me thinks.

I have had a whirlwind of school stuff, parties and usual after school stuff which I let get me down...Its that time of the month when the littlest thing has had me balling my eyes out!  Oh and to top my week off I had a bump in my car :O(...it is being sorted and there was nobody injured so I am very lucky.  I have a replacement car so I am able to carry on with day to day life!!

Anyhow, this was only a quicky and I will attempt to write a bit more regularly and have some creative and happy posts for all you lovely followers out there

Have a lush weekend


Tuesday, 5 April 2011

The ***** is back!!!!(you fill in the blank with what you see fit!)

Hello everyone,

Sorry for my little break from blogging....I just let stupid stuff that I have no control over and won't do me any physical harm get to me!!! All better now!

I lost my way with my craft, gardening & frugalising but I am truly focussed now....but after reading my my frugal life and the frugal queen's blogs I am still an amatuer at the frugalising lark! They have inspired me to step it up a notch and use up some of my store cupboard stuff that seemed a good idea at the time.

I have also decided to go back to doing my shopping monthly along with a menu and just buy fresh stuff as an when as I found I was spending £20 here, £15 there, £30 here and that mean't I was losing track a bit.  What I intend to do is do a big shop at the beginning of every month which will consist of all I need for my main meals and then buy fruit, veg and yogurts etc as and when.  I will keep you posted on how it goes.

I have also bought, raspberries, Rhubarb and Asparegus(?spelling) so I will be planting them once my dad has built my dog run so JJ doesn't come along and pull up everything like he did last year!!! Oh, and I haven't forgotten my mushroom kit which I will be sorting soon......

Crafting is a bit slow but I'm sure my mojo will return soon....

I hope all the mothers out there had a wonderful Mothering Sunday and were spoiled rotten...I had lovely cards, money, flowers and a  t-shirt(for the gym :o)) and my eldest daughter bought me an owl(you know what I am like about owls!) and a necklace from a Charity shop...I was so touched and impressed with her choices and she is definitelu a chip off the old block!

Have a lovely week ahead