Budget, lifestyle, Money, poetry, Social Commentary

Christmas is around the corner

It's nearly here....... Panic, Fear, Christmas jumpers Making merry Queues Tears Cheers Headaches Another year

Budget, lifestyle, Money, saving, Travel

Have Toothbrush Will Travel

via Daily Prompt: Toothbrush "Have tootbrush will travel" is one of my favourite expressions, I think I coined it in fact?  I always have one in a pocket of my bag, I never leave home without it, cleanliness is next to Godliness after all.  The toothbrush is my blunt weapon of choice often paired in… Continue reading Have Toothbrush Will Travel

Budget, Career, General Commentary, life lessons, lifestyle, Money

Life is What You Make of IT…….

  Life is what you make of it but often we forget, especially in the midst of it. Entrenched in our routines, heads down on the treadmill of life never looking up or getting off.  Often we live beyond our means on this journey of life, scuppering ourselves before we begin, but where does our… Continue reading Life is What You Make of IT…….

Budget, Food, how to save money, London, Projects, saving

£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.  I always use an ingredients list for the week or month, spend a… Continue reading £50 a month for food is very possible

Budget, Food, how to save money, lifestyle, London, Projects, saving

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 😉

Budget, Food, how to save money, lifestyle, London, Projects, saving

Week4-Eat for £50 a month-Final Week

By now I hope you will have mastered a few of the previous weeks recipes and even perhaps given them some of your own little twists.  I have found that it is often the simple and easy recipes which are the ones I return to again and again as they provide the best flavours.  So… Continue reading Week4-Eat for £50 a month-Final Week

Budget, Food, how to save money, lifestyle, London, Projects, saving

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 menu is varied and I am eating leftovers as well as cooking in… Continue reading Week3-Eat for £50 a month-Recipes 6-7

Budget, Food, General Commentary, how to save money, lifestyle, London, Projects, saving

Week3-Eat for £50 a month-Recipes 1-5

My introduction to Italy was a trip from Napoli to Amalfi where the food made me sing.  The ingredients are often humble but with the most amazing flavours, my love story with Italy didn't begin with a cute guy called Giovanni (even though he was nice) but with a brioche and an amazing plate of lemon spaghetti… Continue reading Week3-Eat for £50 a month-Recipes 1-5

Budget, Food, how to save money, lifestyle, London, Projects, saving

Week2 – Eat for £50 a Month Recipes 1-5

    My list for the week has changed a little, but not too much that I have had to change the menu posted yesterday (summer greens replaced with salad and lemons with limes).  I have managed to purchase some great frozen fish for £3.25 at Asda. I also have quite a few eggs left… Continue reading Week2 – Eat for £50 a Month Recipes 1-5

Budget, Food, General Commentary, how to save money, lifestyle, London, Projects, saving

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, after one came round for dinner last week and sampled the meatballs and the… Continue reading Week 2 – Eat for £50 a Month Challenge