MEAL PLANNING MONDAY: W/C 16/1/2017

It’s time for me to construct the family weekly meal plan and as social media would lead me to believe, today is blue Monday. First thing this morning the boiler was as dead as a dodo. PANIC. After a few minutes of both Mr Vista and I standing there, pressing buttons and scratching our headsRead more

How To Make Your Own Christmas Day Stock FOR FREE

If you are in the habit of having a roast every Sunday like we are, then it would be SO easy to make your own stock to use on Christmas day. Not only would it cut down your waste and cost you nothing but a little longerΒ on the hob, but it’ll be tastier by milesRead more

10 Things You NEED TO KNOW About Southport Flower Show

It’s been a week and a half since we moved into our new home and with all of the sunshine we have been treated with recently we are using our new garden (we had a little yard before) like another room of our house. I’ve always wanted to try to live semi-sustainably and now thatRead more

Poor Mans Risotto: Slimming World Friendly

It’s getting towards the end of the month again, and I find myself looking to see what is lurking in my kitchen to make my family weekly meal plan rather than choosing from the recipe books before I shop. By doing this I can cut both my food bill and my kitchen waste in half.Read more

Tricks to Reduce Your Grocery Bill

This January is the first one in a very long time that although we’re still on a budget we won’t have to panic about where next meal is coming from. Last year – I had only just gone back to work after being off for twelve months on maternity leave, we’d just had Christmas onRead more