Do you have a favourite child….

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I just read an interesting article on Parentdish about having a favourite child and it made me ask myself if I have a favourite.  My two are so completely different that sometimes I wonder that they're actually related! Miss Frugal is the eldest, she's 8 in a couple of weeks although you may well mistake her for a teenager on occasion (check out the attitude on that photo)!  She's pretty well behaved most of the time and likes to think that she's in charge of everything and everyone.  She's never been shy or had a problem making friends or learning new things and wherever she is, she tends … [Read more...]

Homemade Nutella Cookies….

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When I found out that the lovely Notsosinglemum was holding a Nutella Carnival I realised I had two choices.  I could make the Slimming World version of Ferrero Rocher that she so kindly e mailed me about or should I go wild and make  the homemade Nutella cookies recipe that I've been dying to try out. You would think I went for the Slimming World recipe wouldn't you seeing as I am taking part in notSupermum's Big Momma Challenge, however, you would be wrong!  My entry to the Nutella Carnival is homemade Nutella Cookies: Ingredients 3 1/2 tablespoons of Nutella 50g sugar 3 tablespoons … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Shortbread Recipe….

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Note to self: Don't play Guitar Hero while shortbread is cooking! We love a nice easy recipe here in the Frugal house so when I came across a super easy looking recipe for home made shortbread that uses just 3 ingredients I knew it sounded like one for us.... They turned out yummy, although I was playing Lego Guitar Hero on the Xbox so I missed the oven beeping so a few of them are a little bit, erm crispy ;-) All you need is 125g butter, 50g sugar and 175g plain flour. Cream the butter and the sugar together and then add in the flour, I used my electric whisker thing because I was … [Read more...]

Interesting Conversations….

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Amazing Talents.... Miss Frugal: Mam, I can do something super special. Me: Can you Darling, that's nice *turns back to watching the lovely Dermot O Leary on the X Factor* Miss Frugal: Maaaaam, Shall I show you? Me: If you must ;-) *waits to witness this amazing new talent* Miss Frugal: I can lick my armpit!     A Geography Lesson.... Master Frugal: Mammy, why would anyone want to live in Wales when it's so disgusting? Me: I'm sure it's a very nice place to live.  Anyway, you've never been to Wales so how would you know it's disgusting? Master Frugal: Because it's … [Read more...]