Pause

via Daily Prompt: Pause In 2009 my Dad got sick and we nearly lost him, my world as I knew it somehow shifted focus.  I love the bones of my Dad, he’s my hero and then in an instant I became the […]

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£50 a month for food is very possible

  Food can be as expensive as you want it to be. If you don’t plan, have a list or shop around then you will always pay more.  Savings never fall out of the sky; you have to do a little legwork.  […]

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Final Week – Some Lazy Treats

When I have mentioned the challenge, guesses on how much a plate of food costs have varied from 50 to 80 % out (they have all guessed more expensive). To the extent that I think I’ll consider a pop-up as I’d clean up 😉

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Week3-Eat for £50 a month-Recipes 6-7

I am on the third week and I am not missing anything, I am well fed, my energy is up and my pocket has surplus cash. Some recipes I haven’t eaten in years and they have been easy, quick and tasty.  The […]

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Week 2 – Eat for £50 a month, recipe 6-7

I have founds so far on this challenge that I am rather partial to lentils and that’s not just because they bulk out a meal and are cheap but because they are yum and research has found they are exceedingly good or […]

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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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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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