Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Comments issue sorted!

I think I've sorted it!
Feel free to pop over and test it out :)
Xxx

Monday, 2 January 2017

Comments

It seems a couple of you are having trouble leaving comments on my new blog. I'm not sure why and others have left comments so it's obviously working for some and not others! 

Any advice would be appreciated:)
I don't know where this drop down box is. 

Thanks x

New blog post...

Hi everyone,

I've done a blog post on my other blog. That will be where I do most of my writing now. I'm sticking with blogger for now xx

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all!

A massive thank you to all of you who left me a comment or emailed me. I'm glad you're still interested in reading about me.

I was going to start writing my new blog today but it's been busy at home and I haven't found the time.

I would love to take you all with me so I'm sticking with blogger for now and will head over to my other blog...

If you're interested then pop over too for my new name :)

Thank you lovely ladies xxx

Monday, 26 December 2016

Happy Christmas!

Wishing all my readers a very Happy Christmas! 

You may have been wondering why I've not been writing my blog lately. Well I've been thinking about its future and come to a decision...

It's time to say goodbye.

I used to enjoy writing but I've changed so much over the years and my life is completely different to when I began. I am still a thrifty person but writing about it doesn't interest me anymore. I have so many new interests and I want to write about those. I have tried to evolve my blog with this in mind but it's not right.

There are other personal reasons too.

I am going to continue writing, but I need to write freely and be myself. If any of you are still interested in reading then please contact me and I will share my new blog with you. It won't be for everyone and I do spend money! 

I've been on a new journey and challenging myself to find a better way of life. It's a slow process, making changes for the better, but I'm happier. 

I would like to thank each and every one of you who has read, commented and shown me kindness here. I don't plan to delete it at the moment and will leave it as a reference for recipes. Most of my page views are of recipes. 

Thank you for reading!

Mandy xx

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Daisy's birthday party and a catch up!

Hi everyone

Well I can't believe that the summer holidays are over and it's back to nursery tomorrow. Back to routine and getting ready to be out the door in the morning. Daisy's birthday being on the 1st September means she will do another year of nursery before starting school. 

Yesterday was her birthday party. She'd asked for a tea party, so we put on our pretty dresses and decorated with balloons and bunting. Daisy invited a few little friends from nursery so I did a simple table of party food for little ones...


Everything here is dairy free so Daisy could enjoy anything she chose. 
Here's a few more photos from yesterday...








Here's a catch up in photos...



I made the pastry less quiche again but added mushrooms and spinach. 


Making time to paint my nails...


New things for Henry...I love mothercare!


New things for Daisy...Autumn preparation is underway!


New dresses for nursery...


I love this dress from little bird by Jools Oliver...


Cottage pie...


Flowers from my husband 


Rainy day fun...




New cardigans in the Lindy Bop sale for Daisy. I also bought myself some new dresses because they were so reasonably priced in the sale.


We had a new carpet fitted in Daisy's new bedroom! She's very happy with it.


A Cath Kidston delivery for Daisy...


And for Henry...


Gammon, mash, veg and parsley sauce!


Homemade chocolate sponge and chocolate custard...


I made the other chocolate sponge into a teatime cake...


Trifle 


Jelly and custard for Daisy 


Homemade sausage rolls...made by Daisy!


Another delivery, another dress! This one is from Next. I love smocking!! Daisy wore this one on her birthday.


More little bird clothes...




Now it's time to think about my Christmas preparations!! 

Finally, thank you to Jenny and Phyllis for your comments :)

Mandy x

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Happy Birthday Daisy!

Hi everyone 

I'll catch up soon. Been so busy here! So just a quick post about today...

Today is Daisy's 4th birthday! We've had a lovely day. We bought Daisy her first bicycle so naturally needed to test it out! 



The sun was shining and we had a gentle stroll (ride for Daisy) around the reservoir. This was followed by a late lunch in the cafe there. 

Today has been a memory making kind of day :) happy times.

Now the party preparation begins!

Back soon

Mandy X