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Saturday shopping finds

Hello!! So yesterday I hadn’t planned to do anything but watch Eurovision…however around 2:30 I thought I’m bored why not see if mumma wants to go mooch round a few charity shops so that is exactly what we did!! 397 more words


The Dishwasher Ladybug

Many things in our home previously belonged to our relatives.  I claimed many books, dishes, pieces of furniture, and framed artwork from my grandparents’ homes after they died.  801 more words


Unashamedly frugal. Or how to counter the rising cost of living

Jersey’s cost of living is high, and food especially so. Hop to the U.K. and trawl round a mega-store, and you’ll be amazed at what you can get for your money. 1,047 more words

6 Ways to Unclog a Toilet without a Plunger or a Plumber [Infographic]

It happens to us all at some point: When we least expect it, our normally reliable toilet lets us down.

A few flushes and a poke with the toilet brush often will be enough to get things moving again, but when that isn’t enough, here are some great suggestions to tackle the problem easily with a few different methods–depending on the tools you have at hand. 98 more words


Why we had Banana Bread and Black Bean Soup for Easter dinner

We’ve never established a traditional Easter dinner for our family.  Partly it’s because we don’t eat lamb or ham, but the biggest reason is that for the past 15 years I’ve been heavily involved in the Easter celebrations at church.  735 more words



Despite my blogging silence, Seven is still alive and well! In March we tackled the category of Possessions, and the only rule was to give 7 items away every day, for a total of 210 items. 1,027 more words