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Homemade Peach Lemonade – Summer in a bottle….

We found some pathetic looking peaches and lemons in the reduced section at the shop last night so I decided to try my hand at making some sort of peach lemonade type drink. It turned our really delicious so being the lovely person that I am, I thought I'd share it with you although the photos don't really do it justice as it's such a grey day outside that I'm struggling to find any sunlight at all! Homemade Peach Lemonade 100ml water a handful of ice cubes 2 peaches, peeled and chopped the juice of 1 1/2 lemons we also added an orange as we had one sat looks lonely in the fruit … [Read More...]

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My favourite guilty pleasure….

I'm pretty sure that I've mentioned hundreds a few times that I love moving house and since I bought my first house, I've moved house four times and spent countless hours searching for our next dream home browsing online estate agents sites. As much as I love where we live now, I do love looking at other people's houses.  I like to see how they're decorated and get ideas for what I'd like to do in my own house but even sadder than that, I like to pretend that I've won the lottery and find a house that I would like to live in if money was no object. I sometimes forget that these sites are … [Read More...]

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The case of the disappearing disposable income….

I read with interest an article over on the Scottish Friendly blog about how a new survey has revealed the levels of disposable income that people across the UK have available.  It seems that unemployed people have an average disposable income of 9.3% of their income which works out to an average amount of £174. The reason I find it quite fascinating is because the survey also reveals that part time workers (like me) have only 7.9% of their income left over after everything else which equates to £192 of disposable income. The article goes into a lot more detail and it's a really … [Read More...]

Budget bedroom makeover

A Budget Bedroom Makeover for a 9 year old boy….

I briefly mentioned last week that Master Frugal has been unwell recently last week so I won’t go into it too much today other than to say that we've had his blood test results back and although they can't say what's wrong yet, they can say it's not one of the 'big' things that we were worrying about.  We have to go back again for more tests in a couple of weeks but we're just happy at the moment that whatever it is isn't as bad as we thought it could be! In the meantime, we thought we'd try and help with his problem of getting to sleep at night by giving him a bit of a bedroom … [Read More...]

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Five Frugal things I’ve done this week to save money {25th January 2015}….

I bet you all do lots of frugal money saving things on a daily basis without even thinking about it!  They're just things that make complete sense to you and you do them without even thinking about it aren't they? But sometimes, until someone points something out to you, it doesn't even occur to you so I thought I'd do a post each week to share some of the frugal things I've done that week with you all. Five frugal things I've done this week: 1.  I've redecorated Master Frugal's bedroom on a budget and although I'll be telling you more about that next week, I can tell you that I got the … [Read More...]

10 social media lessons your child needs to learn

10 Social Media Lessons your child needs to learn….

Social Media is great - used correctly it's a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, to meet like minded people and even to follow your favourite celebrities and brands. But there's a different side to social media, the side that I don't want my children to experience but that I'm having to consider now that Miss Frugal is coming to the age where she is asking if she can have her own Facebook and twitter account. Lots of her friends already have them but I'm reluctant for many reasons not least because the age restrictions are there for a reason and to join, I would have to … [Read More...]