DIY Garden Improvements

Our garden has long been a bug bear of mine. It floods in any amount of heavy rain and is generally ugly (sorry garden!), it has never been a place I want to spend a lot of time - but then lockdown happened, and we had no choice! The more time we have spent out there the more I want to do something with it. If you have clicked to read this post I am assuming you are too looking at ways you can improve your garden without paying out for a tradesman. Here are 3 ways we looked at that you might want to think about too.

Where To Buy Kids Clothes During Lockdown

It's been a long 13 weeks of lockdown, and where some non essential clothing shops may be opening now, it doesnt mean that we are all ready to head out to the high street and shop. I, for one, am just not ready to be wandering around shops, I just don't feel safe enough just yet. But, in those 13 weeks, 2 main things have happened, my kids have obviously grown, and the major change in seasons. When lockdown began it was all winter coats, trousers and boots, and as lockdown has dragged on we find ourselves wanting shorts and sliders. But where to shop? I've listed 5 ideas for anyone needing to fill their kiddos wardrobes...


Meat Free BUDGET Meal Plan #56

We started meal planning on and off about 3 or 4 years ago but I have been making regular weekly meal plans for the last 18 months. By planning our meals, making, and sticking to, a shopping list our food shop costs have dropped from £120 a week to around £60-80 a week, which is a great saving in itself yet by also changing the day and time we shop, from a Saturday afternoon to a Friday night, we have reduced our food shop BY HALF again, and so now our shop each week comes to between £30 and £45. I highly recommend heading out to the supermarkets for the end of day yellow sticker bargains if you can, both me and Dean used to turn our nose up at the people hanging around for the reduction's trolley, but how wrong we were! I will get around to writing a post and maybe filming a video to tell you how to shop yellow sticker stuff smartly, I promise!

You can watch my meal planning process on YouTube,  we also share regular grocery hauls, meal ideas and more. Be sure to subscribe if that's your thing!




Budget Family Meal Plan #55

We started meal planning on and off about 3 or 4 years ago but I have been making regular weekly meal plans for the last 18 months. By planning our meals, making, and sticking to, a shopping list our food shop costs have dropped from £120 a week to around £60-80 a week, which is a great saving in itself yet by also changing the day and time we shop, from a Saturday afternoon to a Friday night, we have reduced our food shop BY HALF again, and so now our shop each week comes to between £30 and £45. I highly recommend heading out to the supermarkets for the end of day yellow sticker bargains if you can, both me and Dean used to turn our nose up at the people hanging around for the reduction's trolley, but how wrong we were! I will get around to writing a post and maybe filming a video to tell you how to shop yellow sticker stuff smartly, I promise!

You can watch my meal planning process on YouTube,  we also share regular grocery hauls, meal ideas and more. Be sure to subscribe if that's your thing!



My List - 5 To Watch Netflix UK (#NetflixClub January 2020)

Last week I shared what I think you should watch on Netflix in 2020, this week I thought I would share what I want to watch, I’ve scoured my “My List” on Netflix and decided which 5 programmes I plan to watch in January. Why not pop over to my Instagram and let me know if you will be watching them too, maybe we could start a sort of Netflix club (a bit like a book club but for Netflix!)


20 Instagram Accounts To Follow In 2020

At the minute I seem to live my life on Instagram, I don't share as much content on YouTube at the minute because its SO EASY just to grab my phone and go on stories. I stopped sharing family photo posts on my blog because, well I post them all on Instagram. So now we have established that I am pretty much living on Instagram, I thought I would share 20 of my favourite accounts to follow. 20 accounts who inspire me, lift me when I am down, or just darn well make me cry laugh! Let me know who you think I should be following in the comments below, or pop over to Instagram and drop me a DM!


Budget Meal Plan #54

We started meal planning on and off about 3 or 4 years ago but I have been making regular weekly meal plans for the last 18 months. By planning our meals, making, and sticking to, a shopping list our food shop costs have dropped from £120 a week to around £60-80 a week, which is a great saving in itself yet by also changing the day and time we shop, from a Saturday afternoon to a Friday night, we have reduced our food shop BY HALF again, and so now our shop each week comes to between £30 and £45. I highly recommend heading out to the supermarkets for the end of day yellow sticker bargains if you can, both me and Dean used to turn our nose up at the people hanging around for the reduction's trolley, but how wrong we were! I will get around to writing a post and maybe filming a video to tell you how to shop yellow sticker stuff smartly, I promise!

You can watch my meal planning process on YouTube,  we also share regular grocery hauls, meal ideas and more. Be sure to subscribe if that's your thing!


12 Netflix Series To Binge Watch In 2020

Since Netflix started streaming in 2007 no one would have thought that 12 years later everyone who was anyone would have an account. According to statistics (July 2019) Netflix currently has 151 million paid subscribers worldwide (158 million if you include free trials), but what are people watching? I can't tell you about the other 150 million user but I can tell you what I have been watching and what I recommend you binge on in 2020....so grab a coffee, and your streaming device and add these 12 must watch Netflix series to your watch later list today!