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Diary of a Money Waster
little seaside town in the North East of England
diary of a girl trying to get a grip...on her finances
Interests: saving money, craft, knitting, reading, movies, music, frugal living, running, yoga, zumba, competitions
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Morning! meals planned for this week: Sunday: lunch: Bacon Sandwiches Dinner: Bellypork +veg. Monday: lunch: Belly pork + veg. dinner: Pasta with leek, peas and ham Tuesday: Lunch: Pasta with leek, peas and ham Dinner: Lamb rogan josh Wednesday: lunch: Lamb rogan josh Dinner: Jacket potatoes with Cheese + beans... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Diary of a money waster's blog
After a bonkers year (and I mean bonkers!) I need a bit of realism. we have worked out that we have 7 years left on the mortgage, I need that to be reduced to about 3 - or less... so... this year, from 1st Novemeber... I'm not spending. honest! my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Diary of a money waster's blog
I planned last month (December) down to the amount of dishwasher tablets that I might need... I still havent done a full shop! (and its 19th January. Ive got stuff that I needed, like milk or fruit, but I havent actually done a big shop - feeling frugal!!! lol so,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2014 at Diary of a money waster's blog
the Lovely man made leeks in cream sauce for sunday nights tea - it was delicious. (oh, leeks from our own allotment - by the way!) we had spare chicken breasts in the freezer, so he chopped them up and put them into the leek sauce mix. made some pastry... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at Diary of a money waster's blog
Happy New Year! This year, I am planning on surviving without breaking the bank. the end of last year got a trifle expensive, what with Christmas and everything, but hey - we survived and live to save another day. So, what are my plans for this year?: * Cook -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at Diary of a money waster's blog
I have had this recipe recommended for home made yougurt in my easiyo yogurt maker. 2 tablespoons of powdered milk 2 tablespoons of yogurt ( either plain Yeo Valley natural or the remains of the last home made pot) 1 pint full cream UHT milk (or boiled normal milk) Half... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
Hello, not been on here for ages - its a bummer what work does for your social life isnt it!. anyway - update! I am planning like crazy for meals. I am cutting back for Christmas - minimal gifts for all. I am making food and freezing it, rather than... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
gotta send it back! cos its TOO BIG!!!!! *faints* *giggle* *smug mode!* Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
I have been running a few trail races recently. These are on a Thursday night after Slimming World and i've been going runnign with a slimming buddy. Anyway, as real dedicated slimmers do...we dont really eat that well on a Thursday, so consequently, running on empty isnt good. R made... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
we have had a family member come and paper the front bedroom. now its my job to paint - so painting I hhave done! well, undercoat and emulsion, tomorrow morning i will be doing more emulsioning. OH wont buy cheap paint, cos he says that its pants! the claim is... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
this week we have mainly been planning dinners. I follow the slimming world plan (Ive lost 2.5 stone - yay me!) and I always get on better when I plan my meals. so this week I planned properly, and Ive actually stuck to the plan. tonight we had pasta with... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
well, Ive won a competition! my mum suggested that I do the local newspaper competition as she had won something when she did one. so I did and ive won!! a hair dryer worth £25 and some clippers worth £60 wow!!! go me!!! Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
then we have no hot water! and we need the boiler fixing. so, we contact a little man "can you fix it?" "yes...£200" bummer!! "have you considered getting a new boiler? only £1700" "the new standards are pressurised systems..." that our radiators will leak with, so new radiators so, that... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
I love windy walks. they blow the cobwebs away and always make me feel better. you have taken some lovely photos, I love the tree tunnel! it looks like a magical path. cant wait to see more c x
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2013 on Windy walk! at Diary of a penny pincher
I went to Kettlebells free session yesterday, which was great, really enjoyed it. i'm struggling a bit today though, I ache , walking upstairs is difficult and the act of moving into sitting or standing is painful! well...no pain, no gain!! if I dont get a better parkrun time next... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
so, I haven't actually shopped for food for nearly 2 weeks. I have done the emergency "we have no milk" shop, but that's all. so I did a mammoth shop in Aldi and probably spent half of what I would have spent in other shops. ive planned meals for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
we have a breadmaker, on Saturday I made some bread and it was delish! it all went on Saturday - typical, but fresh bread doesn't last that long anyway. so, tonight on the way home from work (walking I might add!) I bought some bread flour, so i could make... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
I went for a run this morning, I only did 4.5 miles, but many people ran the 26miles round London. It is so inspiring to see so many people doing what they can to raise money and awareness for their chosen charity. It is so sad what happened in Boston... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
so, we popped to the allotment and ended up staying for 3 hours and I (personally, on my own, alone!!) ended up digging over an 18ft x 6ft bed) I am now knackered! No idea what we will be planting there, but the thought of the day is a Tree... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
yes, you did read that correctly - it is SUNNY!! I love the blue skies when you can see the aeroplane trails up there - I imagine people going to tropical far flung places - very exotic - its a shame that I really dont like flying or I could... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
well, after a week at work it is finally Friday! horray! I've walked to work 3 times and made dinner every day, feeling good about my frugal living - which is good really cos it's not payday til next Thursday. I'm planning on walking to work 3 times aweek til... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
posted! x
well, the last 2 days have been glorious. you might even thing that it could be summer, or nearly summer and I've walked to work! (well, I only live 1 mile from work, so I should do it all the time really) the only problem is that it's been a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
another allotment visit today to plant some potatoes. We planted some first earlies, second earlies and some main crop. Here's hoping that we have a good crop of potatoes this year. Last year was soo rubbish we only managed to grow brambles, nettles and comfrey, everything else rotted. boo! We... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog
it was the local farmers market today in Saltburn, and it was a beautiful day. Me and K decided to walk to the market...the only thing missing was the pig!! We bought a huge piece of pork and a 5k bag of potatoes (we forgot that we were walking back!!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2013 at Diary of a money waster's blog