Budgeting & Thrifty

A Ramble and a Crumble

We all went off for a stroll in our local park at the weekend. It was a glorious autumn day, so we wanted to get out into the sunshine, and enjoy being surrounded by nature. Boo had her trusty backpack, ready to fill to the brim with treasures that she found along the way. And as …

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The Re-use Centre

A few people have mentioned to me that at our local tip (somewhere I do not frequent, but my mum seems to go to on a weekly basis!), has recently opened up a re-use centre. The idea behind it is simply that people donate certain unwanted goods, and the staff there refurbish and recycle them, …

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Our Top 5 Family Meals

Now I’ll readily confess to not being the greatest cook, though I’ve got considerably better since becoming a mum. I don’t have much knowledge about food and food preparation, and with two small children, I don’t have a lot of time to devote to it either. So I look about for easy meals that I …

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Visit to the New Library

When I was growing up, I loved going to the local children’s library with my mum and brother. Whether it be for a story time session, or to choose our books, it always evokes a happy childhood memory. When Boo was born, I imagined similar trips, and then a few months after her birth, the …

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Kidstart Review

Do you shop on-line? I do, frequently! I like to be able to search for products, check best prices, look for voucher codes and read reviews. Oh, and it beats walking round the shops with two little ones! I use Kidstart, and would highly recommend it. It’s all really simple to set up, without any …

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My Weekly Planner

I’m getting organised! Or better organised, I should really say. Now, I am a naturally organised person. The type with a family organiser calendar (and the type who is really happy to receive said organiser as a Christmas gift..!), where it has reminders such as ‘worm dog’, ‘wash Dyson filter’, ‘descale washing machine’ every few …

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Our Tesco Clubcard Buys

In my bid to be thrifty, I’m always looking to get treats for the children for as little as I can. I like them to still have lovely days out to enjoy, and nice presents when it’s birthday time, but not that cost the earth. Especially as they’re still young and so aren’t yet at …

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The Present Hoard

Today I’ve added another goodie to the present hoard. I love my little present store! It’s an easy way to spread the cost of gift buying, grab things when they’re on offer and ensure I’m organised and prepared! Little Man’s first birthday is in September and Boo’s is October, and presents for both are sorted. …

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