Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Nothing exciting to report!

I haven't posted for a while because there is nothing exciting happening here. I have kept up with my home cooked meals and the freezers and cupboards are well stocked. It's so nice to get washing out on the line.

The Easter holidays are coming up soon, so I will have more time then.

Mandy x

Sunday, 13 March 2011

The sun has been shining!

Today I've had a lovely day but I haven't got all my chores done!

This morning I got up early with good intentions to get lots done, but instead I went to the B&Q superstore in Northampton. We chose a nice paint to do the utility room and bought lots of seeds too.

This afternoon we went for a lovely long walk with the dog, then I did my ironing.



Tea was stew and dumplings which I cooked in the slow cooker.

Back to work tomorrow : -(

Mandy x

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Not long until the weekend!!!

Just lately I can't wait for the weekend to come each week. I think that this week has gone quite quickly though. Nothing exciting to report today.

Tea was homemade corned beef burgers (which were really nice) and mash and spaghetti hoops.

I was good and walked home from work today!

Mandy x

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

I've sold 11 things on ebay!!!

At last the decluttering is beginning to happen. I have five parcels ready to send and am awaiting six more payments to send the rest. I have sold 5 pairs of shoes, 1 book and a jewellery set.

Dinner tonight was sausage sandwiches because we were all late in. I hope to do better tomorrow!

Mandy x

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Shrove Tuesday

Pancakes!!!

Today we had pancakes for tea.


Steve and Ashley had a 'proper' dinner as pancakes are not enough for them! They had spag bol which I had batch cooked and frozen last week.

My utility room has now been plastered by my lovely husband and I can't wait to see my quarry tiled floor (some time soon).






My piggy weekend has resulted in weight gain - 2.5 lb!!! Not good and I am going to try harder :-(

I have given up my frothy coffee for lent as this is very enjoyable and I will miss it, but also because it is highly calorific and I hope I will be able to stop drinking it after Easter too. I need very small lifestyle changes that I can mantain, so that the weight comes off and stays off! I am walking home from work tomorrow and Thursday (really need to exercise!!!)

Until tomorrow...

Mandy x

Monday, 7 March 2011

Homemade meals

Well I thought it was about time that I began posting about our homemade meals. I try my best normally, but lately I have become fed up and lazy. This has to stop because I will ruin my weight loss so far! So today we have had homemade bacon quiche, mashed potatoes and beans.

For pudding we had homemade lemon curd tart and chocolate custard.


I will try to post as many times as I can with photos of our homemade meals.

I have sold and posted two things on ebay, so the decluttering continues.

Until tomorrow...

Mandy x

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Catch up

Time for a catch up I think. I haven't posted for nearly a week because it has been an effort to do anything until now. Finally I am feeling a bit better (being back at work today left me with no choice!)

I did manage to do a little online shopping last week and did my first order with approved foods. This is what arrived:

The mess on the table is because two bags had split in transit and everything was covered in either granary bread mix or suet pastry mix. Some of these things have a very short best before date on them, but not all. As I was refunded for the damaged items, this lot cost me less than £20 - really impressive! So this is what I got:
3 Granary bread mix (1 bag was split) 

 3 x 12 oxo cubes
 A new toothbrush
2 x gingercake
 Cinder toffee (honeycomb)
 Luxury crumble mix
 Freezer bags
 Foil
 Dish cloths
 2 x suet pastry mix
 Dog food
 2 x instant custard
 Bap mix
And my best bargain of all - my 99p mayonnaise (99p for all these)!!!

I will go back and look for other bargains soon.

Other news: I have sold three things on ebay so far this week, with loads more to list. This will keep me busy for a long time and I really need to do a car boot sale to clear the clutter and raise some cash.

I have lost 2lb this week, which brings my total to 7lb. I am so pleased, but still a long way to go.

I've got to go now to finish my meal plannning for the next month.

Mandy x