Baking on the Edge….

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English Mum is hosting a Bake Off and all month I've been meaning to bake something spectacular that would wow everyone with my Domestic Goddess-like skills.  I was going to make my yummy, moist carrot cake or some lovely rich chocolate brownies that would guarentee to having you bowing to my superior kitchen prowess. However, the reality is that I left it till the last minute and I've ended up baking a plain old chocolate sponge cake, I've tried to make it look a bit fancier by adding some whipped cream and sprinkles ;-) So, Ladies and Gentleman, I present you with a chocolate sponge … [Read more...]

This weeks Frugal Meal Plan….

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   I may have mentioned that I'm now off work for TWO WHOLE WEEKS (not that I'm excited or anything), we've got loads planned and Mr Frugal's neice is coming to stay for a week so I thought it would be an ideal time to get back in to my meal planning.  If I don't have something planned for our meals I can see us spending a fortune (which we don't have) in the next few weeks. We've got loads of days out and a couple of days at Haggerston Castle planned so my plan might look a little bit all over the place but bear with me ;-)  Saturday - Homemade Pizza Sunday - Away at Drayton Manor so … [Read more...]

Mmmm Honey….

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We had a car boot sale on Sunday to make some extra pennies for our fortnight off (2 sleeps people, 2 sleeps).  It went pretty well actually, we made about £80 after paying to get in and taking into account the batch of designer clothes I bought for Miss Frugal. The day started off cloudy and overcast so I never took any sun tan lotion with us but by the end of the morning  it was red hot so the poor kids had to stay in one spot in the shade for most of the morning.  When we got home, we used the last of our water bombs to have a water fight to cool off.  What is it about kids and … [Read more...]

Chasing Rainbows….

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I kind of cheated a bit with the Gallery this week as the post below was really written last week but I thought it fitted in with this weeks theme really well so I added the snazzy Gallery tag and moved the post to today ;-)  I hope that's OK..... We've just spotted the most beautiful rainbow outside our house.... .... So we did what any normal family would do - We went to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! I'm sure you can guess where this story is going - Yep, no pot of gold, no leprechaun and two disappointed children. … [Read more...]