The MADS Blog Awards 2014

Tweet Imagine, if you will, my surprise at receiving a lovely email last week from a fellow blogger telling me that she had nominated me for an award in the highly acclaimed MADS Blog Awards (and to answer the question that you are no doubt thinking, which Mr kindly said out loud, no, it’s not because, I am mad… […]

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 […]

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 […]