Friday, 24 January 2014

The Ballad of Lidl and Aldi on Youtube

Hello Reader. I found this video on another blog which I think is quite amusing, what do you think?

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Oh no, Car Problems

Hello Readers. On Tuesday late afternoon, I took DD 1,2 and 4 to Tesco shopping. DD1 had bought some jeans last week and when she got home, she realised the security tag hadn't been remove. Luckily she still had the receipt so that was 1 reason we went to Tesco, and also DD2 needed some hay and straw for her 3 bunnies and on the same outing I was going to pick up DD3 from work. We went and did Tesco and were just going round the roundabout outside to pick up DD3, when the car just lost power and gave up. There was an awfull smell of burning rubber and the clutch had been making a grinding noise sometimes when I tried to put it in gear. We had 1 or 2 numpties behind us tooting their horns because were holding them up can you believe it!! Luckily my daughters were able to push the car whilst I steered it into a side road by B&Q. Fortunatly I had got a deal with the AA for recovery so I gave them a call. We ended up waiting an hour and a half before the mechanic turned up to say our clutch had died. He said he couldn't tow us. DD2 didn't want to wait any longer (it was really cold and damp so I didn't blame her) We had to wait another hour and 20 minutes for the big truck to come and take us all home. We got home about 8.30! We were all so cold and tired so just ended up straight into our pjs and dressing gowns watching tv and now we are carless :( I have only had my fiesta for 10 months but I only paid £500 for it and have only had to get the door catch replaced so I suppose it has served me fairly well.

Frugal Meals Last Week

Hello Readers

This is one of the frugal meals we had last week.
Yellow stickered pack of greens,
Linda McCartney sweet potato kievs yellow stickered 20 pence for 2.We used both packs as 4 of us were eating. 
Mashed potato from a large sack as thats cheaper.
Carrots, also from a sack from the saddlery only £3.20.
All smothered in veg gravy.

Another meal from last week was Veg meatballs in homemade sauce and spaghetti.

The meatballs were the yellow stickered McCartney one bought last week for 20pence a packet

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Crochet Hook Case-Handmade

Hello Readers

I got fed up of always hunting for my crochet hooks so I looked online for a case. I found  instructions and adapted it slightly and this is how it turned out.

The yarn came from aldi months ago
I think it is quite pretty.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

More bargains

I forgot to get cat litter and toilet tissue the other day and I also needed an adapter plug for my new electric toothbrush, so last night I popped into sainsburys and headed straight to the reduced section and found these beauties. 6 vegetarian
Items for 20 pence each! 

I have noticed I get quite a nice  buzz finding items that I will use at such bargain prices lol:)

All of them went straight in the freezer.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Surprise In The Post

Today I received a cheque in the post for a Premium Bond prize of £25! It's the first time I have won anything and comletely unexpected, in fact, I had forgotten I even had any bonds. I have used the windfall to buy an electric toothbrush.

Update on my toothache

I managed to get an emergency appointment to see a dentist yesterday, (Wednesday). I had phoned my GP surgery on Monday to ask for some strong painkillers until my dental appointment and they left a prescription of co-codamol 30/500 for me to pick up. I also bought some Oragel at the chemist which is applied to the tooth and numbs it a bit. The trouble with the co-codamol is that it makes one very sleepy but at least it keeps the pain away. I came away from the dentist with a referal to have my tooth removed under sedation. This may entail a wait of up to 7 weeks! Needless to say, I am worried about having this done, I'm just terribly anxious about anything to do with dentists and hospital.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Tooth Ache.

I felt a tooth come loose on new year's day and pushed it back with my tongue.A bit of the tooth broke off over a year ago but it hasn't given me any trouble until recently. It settled down for a couple of days but was painfull to eat on. I'm petrified of dentists so I have tried to ignore it but then yesterday and today it has become almost unbearable. I've taken 2 solpadol about 45 minutes ago which doesn't seem to have made much difference. I'm hoping it will eventually ease off a bit so that I can get some sleep till morning then I will have to see if I can get an appointment. I hate toothache, does anyone have any tips on getting rid of it?

Mince Pies

Before and after photos, (I hope ) I decided to make some mince pies yesterday as I had the oven on the go for 2 Meatloaves. I love to cook but loathe the washing up that is to be done after, so I decided to make 3 lots of 8 ounces of pastry then I only had to wash up once afterwards. Last year, just after christmas, sainsburys were selling large jars of mincemeat at silly prices of about 30 pence so I grabbed several. The sell by date isn't until later this year! Half fat to flour popped into my mixer and it was done in no time. I got 12 pies out of 8 ounces of flour. I couldn't find the cutters so I used 2 different sized glasses instead. The 2 other balls of pastry are wrapped in greaseproof paper in the fridge ready to make something else next week.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Shark slipper socks

Hello readers,
Sorry the photo isnt very good, but I dont claim any talent as a photographer, these are the slipper socks that I crocheted for my dd2 for christmas and she loves them. I got the instructions from the internet. They were a pain to make and I prefer knitting but I perservered.
Ive also got a pair of red crochet slippers to finish for dd4 which I will update if and when I finish them