Category Archives: Family

In Memoriam: James George Jupp, died 23/9/1916

A short break from all the regular bookish things to allow me to put my Family History hat on. I’ve mentioned in quite a few posts (mostly A-Z Challenge) some of my research into my family history, and today is … Continue reading

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Meal Planning Monday – 13th April 2015 – #MealPlanningMonday

It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper meal plan – this may have something to do with my spectacular failure to make any progress with Slimming World, and also with the huge increase in our food bill. So … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Food | Tagged | Leave a comment – Price Tracking just in time for Xmas.

I know, I said it, the ‘C’ word (well, technically the ‘X’ word). Christmas is coming up, so it’s time to start thinking about Christmas lists. We’ve already received one from Biggest Boy, which includes mention of Lego and a … Continue reading

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Meal Planning Monday – 16th September 2013 – #MealPlanningMonday

I know, I know, it’s a day late, but I did actually meal plan this week, and so far the new effort on planning seem to be paying financial dividends, as our shopping bill and impromptu visits to the supermarket … Continue reading

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Meal Planning Monday – 9th September – #MealPlanningMonday

So finally after a long break I’m back on the Meal Planning wagon! Partly financial, partly to get a handle on life in general, I’m hoping to carry on for at least a few weeks… This week, we will be … Continue reading

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A Welcome Dose of Sunshine…

What with this weird weather we’re having at the moment, I find myself fancying a dose of sunshine. You might have noticed I’ve done some sponsored posts for Pierre & Vacances over the past few months, but in researching this … Continue reading

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Holiday Plans – What Am I Looking For?

New Year, new start and all that and in the deep, dark winter, I’ve started having a look at plans for the summer. You might know that we’ve had a bit of a funny year in 2012 what with illness … Continue reading

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To Do or Not To Do: School and Holidays…

I’ve started thinking recently about holidays and we’re currently considering whether we should take advantage of Biggest Boy’s school policy allowing family holidays in term time. The policy is basically thus: We can ask to take him out of school … Continue reading

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Meal Planning Monday – 22nd October 2012 – #MealPlanningMonday

Oops, I’m late posting this, but at least it’s still Monday eh?? Not a bad week last week, all of the food went down pretty well with most, although youngest child seems to have decided not to eat ANYTHING apart … Continue reading

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Recipe: Olive, Rocket and Boursin Pizza

I’m going through a bit of a cooking odyssey at the moment; I’m such a terrible cook that I feel I must make efforts to be better, so whenever someone asks me to try a new ingredient I like to … Continue reading

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