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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Fresh Start

I've done that thing again, after doing well, it slipped, and I had a go at pulling it back and then pouff, it's been over 5 months since my last post.

Sorry about that.

However, today, I am starting over.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Five Frugal Things - Jan 2018

We all like to save money. Different amounts. For different reasons. In different ways. I've started following a couple of facebook groups and blogs that provide ideas. Some of which are helpful to me. One of the things a few of these blogs do, is to link up each week to celebrate the frugal things they've done in that week. Knowing what I'm like, I'm going to endeavour to join in once a month, so for this post I'm linking up with Cass, Emma and Becky for Five Frugal Things

Monday, 22 January 2018

Week 3 Update: Old Pale, books and Vegan baking.

Let's start with the Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake:


Sadly, not my own recipe, but you can find it on the BBC Good Food Website. I did change the recipe ever so slightly. Firstly, I used Silver Spoon Caster Sugar with Stevia, which you use 1/3 less of than usual sugar and is lower caloried (even taking the 1/3 less into account) than ordinary caster sugar!

And then I used the same sugar again (just less) instead of icing sugar to make a drizzle, rather than an icing.

It's very lemony (with only 1 lemon actually used) and when I took it to work (everyone knew it was vegan and had low sugar, sugar in it) it went down quite well, with the highest compliment being "you can't tell it's vegan". It was however suitable for vegan colleagues and a colleague with a dairy intolerance, so we'll be having this again for cake o'clock in the future!

Monday, 8 January 2018

2018 - Challenges - Week 1

In a week beset by headaches and migraines, I still managed to make a good start on most of my challenges. 


Sunday, 31 December 2017

New Year Challenges for 2018


Whilst we didn't manage everything off our list in 2017, we did enjoy what we did manage, and we did enjoy trying, and so, we're trying again. Here is our A to Z list for 2018: