The biggest challenge of my no spend February was always going to be the half term holiday. As a teacher and a mum, this is an opportunity to get some much needed R&R and although we don't ever do big days out (a day at a local zoo would cost us nearly £100 which is … Continue reading No spend February… Even in half term?!
Every month I say "I need to have an easy month money wise." and every month, without fail, something crops up. Something we "need", something the kids "need", something we need to do, something breaks.... you get the idea. So I decided that I would try a "no spend" month, having seen a few people … Continue reading Thrifty Biscuits – my no spend February challenge
It's cold and grey outside. The urge to hibernate is strong. I, like a lot of people, find this time of year tough. Call it Seasonal Affective Disorder, call it the January Blues, the grey days and poor weather mean I struggle to stay awake let alone get motivated. One thing I decided to do … Continue reading Meal planning for 2018
Anyone who has followed me on Instagram for a while knows I'm a little bit fanatical about supporting small and local businesses where I can.For me, shopping with small businesses is about putting some real thought into gifts and supporting the economy while helping small businesses - usually run by just one person - grow. … Continue reading Keep it local this Christmas
My two have always loved doing crafts. A couple of years ago I had pneumonia. I was poorly for about 4 months and had ALLLLLLL the mum guilt about not being able to do things with the children. As I began to feel better, I started to set up simple activities for them to come … Continue reading Saturday afternoon inspiration – crafts with kids
A while ago, someone asked me to do a blog post about my Instagram. At the time, it seemed a strange request but I have been thinking about it whilst wandering in the blogging wilderness and more and more it seemed like a good way to get back into blogsphere. Instagram for me has been … Continue reading My Insta-adventure
Well after a summer off I'm back to the meal planning! Thanks to all those who asked about it. This week is nothing massively inspirational. It's about avoiding the 4pm brain freeze about what to cook and a bit about stocking up the freezer and generally making life easier as the chaos of school routine … Continue reading Meal planning with Laura: first week back