• Five Frugal things I’ve done this week to save money {27th August 2015}….
  • Cheese and Pickle Sandwich – a great British classic?
  • The things you discover when you take a wrong turn….
  • Yummy chicken and cheese wrap with a sweet Summer salad….
  • A few tips for dealing with international family legal disputes….
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Five Frugal things I’ve done this week to save money {27th August 2015}….

I haven't really had time to be frugal or otherwise this week as it's been another chaotic week for one reason or another but I'll try and see if I can think of five things.... Five frugal things I've done this week: 1.  After our visit to a Lavender farm this week I've used the lavender I came away with to make lavender sugar.  I'll write a post up about how I did it but it's super simple really and once the lavender has infused itself into the sugar I'm going to bake with it - Lavender Shortbread is the first thing on my list! 2.  We were away last weekend and we had some gorgeous … [Read More...]

Classic Cheese & Pickle

Cheese and Pickle Sandwich – a great British classic?

I'm back today with the last of my #BetterWithLeerdammer sandwich ideas and I've gone all traditional with a cheese and pickle sandwich made with a bloomer loaf.   All I did was slice up a bloomer loaf (on an angle so the slices were bigger), butter it, add a few slices of cheese and a big dollop of pickle.  I added a salad and some sweet pepper relish to serve but they're just window dressing really.  The main event is the sandwich and just plain old cheese and pickle is delicious. This is probably my favourite sandwich of the week although Mr Frugal is a fan of the tuna … [Read More...]

The things you discover when you take a wrong turn

The things you discover when you take a wrong turn….

Yesterday we went shopping to York which is a good hours drive away from where we live and on the way back, we turned left instead of right at a t-junction which caused Mr Frugal to mutter a few choice words under his breath and the kids to squeal in delight when they saw a sign for a pick your own strawberry farm. Their squeals meant that we didn't turn back as Mr Frugal wanted to but that we carried on down what seemed to be the longest road ever to find the farm.  We eventually found it about five miles down the road but they'd closed down the pick your own fruit side of the farm last … [Read More...]

Classic Cheese & Pickle

Yummy chicken and cheese wrap with a sweet Summer salad….

This week's #BetterWithLeerdammer campaign is definitely making for some interesting lunches and today was no different as we had chicken and cheese wraps which I controversially served with a sweet Summer salad.  The flavour combinations are not something I would have thought of but I really enjoyed it, as did everyone else.  It also encouraged Master Frugal who is a fussy eater at the best of times to try cold chicken - something he's never done before which may not seem like much to you but to me, it was HUGE! The sweet Summer salad was made up of lettuce, mango, strawberries, avocado … [Read More...]

A few tips for dealing with international family legal disputes....

A few tips for dealing with international family legal disputes….

As people become more and more interested in the outside world, we'll start to see an increase in international families who move abroad to lead a different life with their partner and children. However, moving to a different country can put lots of pressure on couples that wasn’t there before. Partners that previously lived in harmony sometimes find that moving abroad creates difficult challenges that can eventually lead to awful separations. It’s not uncommon for partners to undertake an international divorce, but it's a fact that this would be much more complex than a divorce here in the … [Read More...]

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Parenting at it’s very best: Do as I say and not as I do….

Here’s an interesting fact about me: I’ve never tried coffee! (OK, so I lied about it being an interesting fact but it’s necessary for you to know for the rest of this post so let’s pretend you found it fascinating.) When I say that I’ve never tried coffee, I really mean it – I haven’t even had a nibble of the delicious looking coffee cake they serve in the café near where I live and I certainly haven’t tried any drink containing it in any form. So when Mr Frugal ordered a Baileys Latte when we were on holiday I obviously didn’t even consider trying it, no matter how many times he … [Read More...]