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Week 2 – Eat for £50 a Month Challenge

Today is the end of the first week of the £5o a month challenge and I am feeling a little smug as on the whole it’s been a resounding success. Two friends & some of their friends are all set to sign-up, […]

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Living Paycheck to Paycheck is Often a State of Mind

I started my adult search for a career straight out of college in Ireland,  I didn’t get the jobs I applied for initially.  I was a trained analyst/programmer and female which 20+ years ago was unusual as there weren’t many a) programmers […]

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Day 6-7 Eat For £50 A month Challenge

It’s rather hot in London today! and hotter in my kitchen where I’ve had trial and error with recipes, requiring a few changes due to the remaining items still available on the shopping list.  I do think however that I have managed to conjure […]

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Day 1- 5 Eat for £50 a month Challenge

As I updated on the previous post the spend is £7.03 on the weeks essential food shop fruit, veg & protein and £8.57 on store items incl. rice, lentils, beans etc. The meal plan for the first week is for my sis who really […]

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Eating Smart ‘Thrifty,Healthy,Simply’

I committed a little while ago to pulling together a menu for a month that was healthy, fairly local, easy to cook, economical to cook and that the total monthly spend would be £50 for 1 person. This would consist of £10 for the main store cupboard items and £10 a week for fruit/veg/protein etc. I know it’s possible to live off of £10 a week with a little effort but it was the making it easy and 1 pot and and…..

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Child Friendly Day Out in London

I have a large group of nieces and nephews ‘young and old’ and I love spending time with them.  I wear them out and give them back and then they annoy everyone, telling them about their fun Aunty in London.  They then say things […]

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If You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get!

In my youth I was somewhat shy and reserved, this was often misinterpreted as ‘snooty or above herself’.  I would always wait to be asked to do things i.e.. get up to sing or dance (both of which I love….) as I didn’t want to […]

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Thrifty isn’t a dirty word it’s akin to brilliant or clever in my book?

I grew up in rural Ireland around strong men and women who taught me some key skills for life – even though I didn’t realise that at the time. I had a Nan called Kate and a neighbour, Hannah, who were both […]

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I’ve been away but I’m back now and it’s time to confess!

I had a leg operation recently so this is my first day back to normality online. The blog has been a ‘little’ neglected (understatement I know), but the time away allowed me to realise that I don’t have a clue about what […]

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An Evening Stroll Around London Town

To really know a place you have to walk it. It’s amazing what you discover when you go off of the beaten track and take a chance on that cute restaurant or ask someone local where they’d recommend. Great conversations often follow […]

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