Three Pound Challenge – Dining on a Shoestring

Tweet I’ve been hearing a lot about poverty lately. Only two days ago my local newspaper billboards proclaimed “Archbishop shocked at Cumbrian poverty” and according to their search malnutrition rates in my home county have more than doubled since 2009. Reading further, I found studies that show that half a million children live in families […]

Prawn and Chorizo Towers, with Panfried Valentine Potatoes – A Romantic Recipe

Tweet Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, and so, although we often have nice dinners, I took the opportunity to cook up something that looked a little, well, posher than our usual. I made crispy prawn and chorizo towers, with panfried valentine potatoes (they were heart shaped, but obviously don’t have to be). We ate at the […]

Valentine Scratchcards – Tutorial for a thrifty gift

Tweet Having been married for 10 years, we don’t bother making a fuss of Valentine’s Day… no lavish gifts or¬†unnecessary¬†flowers in our house. A card and dinner, and turning the laptops off, maybe. But I still like to give Husband (and the boys) a little something. With our Florida trip rapidly approaching (yay!) we are […]