1) We’re have a lovely first week of the Summer holidays and have managed to get by without spending much money at all. I’ve been working until 3.30 each day but the kids have done various things like trampolining and swimming with friends while I’ve been out and we’ve had some chill out time together when I’ve been home as we were all exhausted. We’ve had so much going on and I just need a break really so walks to the beach on a night have been just what we’ve needed!
2) I’ve had a look at the kids school uniforms and short of two Summer Holiday growth spurts I think we’ll be OK to use them for next year. I recently replaced their shirts and Master Frugal got some new trousers not long ago so there’s no point me buying new for the sake of it, although I’d be happy to if they needed it. I think I should just be able to get away with buying some new school shoes and that will be me done.
3) I’ve been after dying my hair for ages now but I’m not very adventurous and keep putting it off by telling myself it’s too expensive and not a necessity. But last weekend when I was in Tesco, I founds some Clairol nice n easy hair dye in exactly the colour I was after so I decided to go for it. It was a bargain at just £4 and I now have a more vibrant red hair colour compared to my old strawberry blonde dull colour. It’s perfect for Summer and if you keep an eye on Instagram you might even see a flash of my new red hair.
4) I pay a window cleaner to do my windows every three weeks which I know isn’t very frugal but honestly, they wouldn’t get done if I didn’t. He cleans the outside of the windows, all my windowsills, my front door and even my garage door which is brilliant but still leaves me with the insides to do. Yesterday, I shared my homemade streak free window cleaner which I could tell you makes window cleaning fun and easy but it doesn’t, it’s my least favourite job and nothing will change that but this at least does save me money on window cleaner with the added advantage of having no chemicals in it.
5) Last Sunday, I roasted a gammon joint in the slow cooker for us to have as a Sunday roast that day. The next day I had gammon pasta salad for my lunch at work and for tea that night we had gammon with pineapple and BBQ sauce for tea. I even added the cooking liquid to a soup I made ready for lunch on Tuesday.
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