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April Summer Weekend in London…

I must admit that I have always secretly admired the British approach to Summer,  stripping off at the very idea of the sun.  Like cats stealing any sunny spot, turning up to work on a Monday morning Lobster pink regardless of age, […]

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Abridged Sunday London Market Tour

At least once a month I make a trip into the city early on a Sunday morning when there are few people about, it feels more intimate, just me and London town. I take photographs and wander around the markets, walking 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 ūüėČ

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Week 2 РEat 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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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‚Äôt realise that at the time. I had a Nan called Kate and a neighbour, Hannah, who were both […]

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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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RHS Chelsea – Until We Meet Again

I was a Chelsea virgin up until my first visit to the flower show a couple of weeks ago. Not a cheap day out but well worth it.

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