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Monday, 20 June 2016

Frugal things i did today.

I take being frugal for granted and thought about what i do on a daily basis to be as frugal as i possibly  can.

This was just this mornings frugality.

I bought a large tin of roe last week that cost about £2.20, I cut it into portions two for Dave and one for me , It made 12 portions , Thats four meals to serve with chips or potatoes and mushy peas. So i fetched  this out of the freezer today.

My gardening gloves have  got extremely grubby with the on going gardening job  so i washed them instead of buying some more even though they are waterproof.

I bought butter from farmfoods  for 59p each.

I bought night cream from Aldi £1.69 , I can see a difference when i stop using it for any reason.

I bought some reduced toothpaste from wilkinson just 68p and 75p , The sensitive is a really good  buy as Dave has to use this.

All the shops i visited were in the same town too so there was no driving about to save money.

And i complained to Procter & Gamble about not being happy about not being able to get the last bit of fairy out of the bottle as you cant get the top off the bottle.
 So they are sending me a voucher.

I have had to have my repeat blood tests done today , The nurse told me that my  ESR was 93 and the normal levels were supposed to be around 20 so i am a bit worried , Should know this week if its got any higher and what the plan will be if any.


Thursday, 16 June 2016

Lots of gardening & Vintage finds

I was getting really fed up with not being able to do my garden myself so i hit upon a plan , I didnt know if it would work but i had nothing to loose, 
We can't afford to have somebody else dig the garden, the quotes coming in to level tellie tubbie  land were £500, money we have haven't  got ,
 My plan was to try and get my back strong so i could do the levelling myself slowly but surely , So,
 Also slowly  but surely i stared to do yoga just starting off at 10 mins a day , Not complicated moves just beginners yoga and now have built  up to 40 mins 5 times a week , 
The effect on my back is fantastic my core muscles are a lot stronger and i plan to continue,
  As now bit by bit i am levelling my garden
Be it on my knees but its happening ,half an hour to an hour a day some days it drains my energy with my other health issues but i rest for a few days then get back to it  .
 I still have to have my repeat bloods done next week
Fingers crossed they will be ok .

This is the reason i have been absent from blogging. 
This part of the Garden I am digging the vegetation up to the wall at the back .
The sod has been stored as future compost at the back of the shed .
Then next will be the lawn so that i can completely level both of the areas together , The area  in the picture below will be a gravel area hopefully with some raised beds so i can start a vegetable garden next year.

My bargain plants are coming along niceley.

The Apple Trees we bought with us should be fully grown in two years now.

And the jasmine is as beautiful as ever.

I am growing some vegetables, Tomatoes ,Beans, Courgettes and Potatoes.

The potatoes are in shopping bags behind the shed.

And my hanging baskets are coming along lovley on the shed .

Slowly but surely i will have the garden of my dreams.

Vintage Finds

I have been buying some more pretty linen and pictures  for my businesses.

The living room and bedroom are still being added to bit by bit so there are no updates as yet. 


Monday, 16 May 2016

Hello again

Well i have had quite a few issues to deal with , Hence no blogging or reading any blogs come to mention it , Health issues rearing there ugly head again a bit of a worry with a blood test and when i have things on my mind i go to pot ,
 Cant get organised , Cant concentrate , I wish i was one of those people who could function normally with issues but i cant and have now stopped even trying , 
So what have i managed to do , I have found some fantastic finds and  The dressing table for the spare  room has ended up in our bedroom as i love it more than the one i painted green , 
I bought my new sofa and we have had a new rise and recline chair for Dave after having cheap ones for the last two years we now have one that fits him properly and has a five year  guarantee , I will be posting the living room re vamp soon,