Things Have Happened…

Howdy Peeps! Sorry I haven't been here for a few days, but lots has happened. Firstly, I decorated for Christmas!! Yay! Red in Kitchen...after buying new lights Totally didn't need more red decs but saw these sparkly trees in Morrison's in half price sale...it'd be rude not to! Big blue lounge tree New decs for [...]

My Baby Is All Grown Up!

Morning Peeps! Anyone out there with exam kids? I took my baby girl to her college open day yesterday! We're in the midst of mock exams, college applications and real-world changes. The college was great by the way, definitely has the courses she wants/needs. She received her NI number in the post this morning (for [...]

When Did I Get This Old?

Morning Peeps! 👋 I was having a lovely chat with the teenager this morning when I realised that these 'normal' conversations mean I'm really old! (Okay, I'm not because I was young when I had her, but I feel very old!) Our daily conversation involves her college application/university choices, course she'll be doing this time [...]

Back To School (Universal)

Hey Peeps! Thought I'd share my list of back to school essentials for any age group, whether you've got a kid starting school or are in Adult/Higher Education...or anywhere in between, these will work: Pencils. Let's start with the obvious: Mechanical or not, get several and buy either ones with eraser tops or buy separate [...]

Back to School stuff

Hi-de-hi peeps. Are you bank holiday sale shopping? Now is a great time to pick up some bargains for back to school. Generic clothes and such are on sale, particularly in the supermarkets. Even our little sainsbury's has some vests, pinafore dresses and undies available. They also have a load of stationery and drinks bottles [...]

Summer Holiday Budgeting

Morning Peeps! So it's the summer holidays (apparently... too wet here to tell!) and there are things to do and buy, places to go and people to see. So how do you do that on a budget? The simple answer is planning. I plan for one treat and one sensible thing each week. With a [...]

A Random Sunday

Howdy Peeps! We skived off yesterday to have a family day...so there was no blog, sorry. We had a great time! Went shopping, ate out and had a decent walk. We were going to go to the cinema but it was a bit warm for that yesterday afternoon- wanted to get out in the lovely [...]