F is for….


Innocent have invited 26 bloggers to take part in their Alphabet Challenge game, each blogger has been given a letter of the alphabet and over the next few weeks we'll all be posting photo's representing our letters.  I have been pronounced Queen of F (although Mr Frugal refuses to acknowledge my new royal status!) so here's my F pictures....  It's Florence the Funky Fairy sat on a Fuschia Fur Blanket with her Friend, Freddie the Frog. Frugal Friends. Innocent want you to join in too, check out their site to find out what letter they are featuring everyday between now and 22 April and … [Read more...]


Is the world going mad?  Our school have decided that they will no longer use the school bell as it is too intrusive and noisy.  So not only do the children get let out on an afternoon anywhere between 2.55 and 3.05 depending on the teachers watch, I now have no idea how late I am on a morning as I can't hear the bell going off as I rush down the road!  Tell me it's not just me that thinks this is ridiculous - is a school bell not supposed to be noisy and intrusive? It's almost as bad as the kids being able to buy sweets and drinks at the school discos but not being allowed to eat … [Read more...]

Magic Mince….

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When I first started meal planning, I found it a bit daunting - the idea of cooking something from scratch every night was a bit much for me and I was sure my limited recipe repertoire would meant we'd be eating macaroni cheese at least 5 nights a week.  But then I discovered the magic of making double whenever I made something and freezing some for next time.  Right now, crammed into my freezer, I have a big lasagne, a fish pie, a cottage pie and lots of single portions of meal leftovers (all home made) so that I can make a quick and easy tea when I get in from work.   I really could do with … [Read more...]