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 water?
As a treat because we worked so hard at the boot sale we took the kids to see Toy Story 3 on Sunday night, I can’t believe how much it costs to get in to the pictures these days – £22.00 for a family ticket and that wasn’t even for the 3D version, that would have been an extra £10.00! And once you’re in, the treats cost an absolute fortune. We normally go to the CineworldFamily movies on a Saturday morning when it’s just £1.00 each to get in and I am usually prepared with treats in my bag, but Sunday night was a spur of the moment treat (literally, we were driving past the pictures so we went in) so I had nothing – unless you count the fluffy pack of polos at the bottom of my handbag lol. I bought the kids some popcorn each (the smallest size) and a Capri Sun to drink and Mr Frugal bought one of those little tubs of ice cream and it came to £11.00. We didn’t dare go near the pic n mix that the kids were eyeing up!
I’ve been at work all week so I’ve not been able to do as much as I’d have liked with the kids but I have 2 weeks off starting next week and then after that I’m going to be going part time for a while so I’m really excited for the rest of the Summer Holidays.
I’m just about to sit down with a honey biscuit and catch up on my Google reader – I could be a while so in the meantime, I’ll leave you with the recipe for our honey biscuits – they are gorgeous and super easy to make.
- 175g plain flour
- 75g sugar
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 100g Butter or margarine
- 2 large tbsps clear honey
- 1 tbsp milk
Gently heat the honey and milk together (I blitzed them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds) and then mix in the bicarbonate of soda. Whisk it together with a fork till it’s frothy and then set it to one side to cool a bit.
Cream together the butter and the sugar and then add in the frothy mixture honey mixture and stir it together.
Add in the flour and mix it all up to make a dough.
Roll the mixture into small balls, place on greased baking tray and press them down slightly to flatten them a bit. Because biscuits usually spread out and we normally end up with one giant biscuit on the baking tray because we didn’t space them out enough, we decided to be a bit clever this time. We pressed our little balls into a greased bun tray so there was no way they could all merge into one.
Cook for about 10 minutes in preheated oven at 180°C until golden.
We ended up with perfect little round biscuits, although I think they were thicker than they would have been if we’d put them on a baking tray so they were kind of half cake half biscuit but yummy anyway. My memory card is having a hormonal morning so I can’t show you any pictures of ours – you’ll just have to make your own and see.