Bargains without jumble sales
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3M ago
 we don't get many jumble sales now and the ones we do get are usually in the mornings and that's a problem as hubby's balance is not good then  but I still love vintage so turned to ebay recently as you can get some bargains at the moment, not very good to sell though  I wanted some usable kitchen pans to add a bit of colour in the kitchen and these were in amazing condition they  look better on the shelves than my old metal pans Another bargain although not vintage this joules duvet cover because we upgraded from a king size quilt to a super king size  the covers o ..read more
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Kitchen update & jewellery questions
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3M ago
Its took some time and money to get the kitchen how i like it as it has to be practical now due to health issues.  The housing asscoiation put in a new kitchen and we had the layout changed so we could get a small table and chairs in I choose the cream with wood style work tops the nearest we  could get to the country style that i love but  it  came with steel handles that  were too modern for the style I wanted so we had them  changed to the copper ones  I would have loved a large range cooker but they are so expensive and my kitchen is just not big eneough ..read more
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I still bake when i can
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4M ago
 I really dont know where I would be without my mixer as I would not be able to bake without it as I don't have the strength to mix or knead especially this week as I had a tumble with my foot drop and badly sprained my wrist and arm so today I made theese iced buns I wouldn't win any prizes for decoration but they taste amazing and really economical too they work out at less than 10p each  My store cupboard is really important to me it enables me to make something when I can't get out for one reason or another  Pasta bake toad in the hole gamon steaks, ham for sandwiches l ..read more
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4M ago
 I don't know if it was just not blogging for some time but I have sorted the comments out now now just need to find out how to see the other bloggers in my side bar on my phone ☺ This post is for anyone who didn't see the bedroom makeover on instragram  The wallpaper was found online for £5 a roll and the curtains were £8 from argos clearance near us they were the ones with the holes on top wich I don't like so I cut that off and re stiched them I have another pair waiting for the front bedroom when I get around to it the only thing that was new was the small green ..read more
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Thankyou
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4M ago
 Thankyou for all your comments unfortunately for some reason I can't reply to them but I will sort it out in the coming week hopefully  Leaving you with a couple more bargains from the past few months, firstly my dressing table I purchased of Facebook marketplace ,eversince the 70s when theese were first made I wanted one like this and as the other one has been moved into the main bedroom I needed one in the other bedroom to use in there it was £50 included delivery and its very well made I love it. The candelabra and jewellery box where charity shop finds the box was £4 and th ..read more
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Hello is there anyone there
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4M ago
 Just seeing if there is anyone out there that used to follow my blog can you say hello if there is please lots have happened since my last post a few years ago I started instragram but since it is more about reels than regular posts now and I don't like it so much so here are a few things I have been up too  Finally after two attempts of growing my colour out now have complete natural hair  We have a grandughter who is now 2 1/2  she is a beautiful cheeky intelligent little bundle of fun  I still find bargains  These jugs were on a 50p table in our ..read more
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Frugal january
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4y ago
I have been using everything we have this month and still have lots more food in the freezer i am going to see just how long i can make it last , not because we have too but because there are quite a few things i want to get done this year , I want to makeover the front garden, New kitchen at a bargain price and a new cooker. so any money saved will go towards all this. Yesterday i picked up three pastry flan cases from the co op 10p each , They were a month out of date but i figured they are only flour , fat and sugar so guessed they would be ok ,I made custard with old fashioned custard p ..read more
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A versatile recipe
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4y ago
This is  frugal/time saving  recipe that i use for all the cakes/puddings below , It's a one stage recipe  I am old school and use pounds and ounces,  6 oz  butter , this must be at room temperature and the consistency of really soft margarine ( which i never use in any of my baking it's always butter for the best taste)  If it's not very soft use the defrost setting on a microwave until it is. 6 oz sugar, 8oz  SR flour.   3 large eggs. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder. 3 tbsp milk  vanilla essence. put it all together in a mixer or hand held mixer and mix until its a dropping consistency. I bake ..read more
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Another update
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4y ago
For the people who don't follow me on Instagram , Here are just a couple of things i have done in my blogging absence   The cupboard i had my linen in that was  given to me by my friend mel , I loved it but it was starting to look tired so here are the before and after photos. This is it now. We used the william morris style wallpaper to decorate the chimney breast in the living room , The spare was used to line the cupboard. I made some curtains for our bedroom , If you remember i was waiting for some to come along from a jumble sale or car boot , It did ..read more
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Popping back into blog land to see if i want to be back
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4y ago
Hello , If you are still there any of my old 110 followers  A Happy New year To you all  It's been a difficult year one way or another but i am hoping to put it behind me and have a better 2020 , Christmas was really quiet and upsetting as i lost my dad in April so it's the first christmas without him , I didn't make or bake anything for christmas this year   To be honest i have not been in the mood but after sampling bought christmas cakes , biscuits  etc i have decided that's not going to happen again   I have plans for next year i am 60 in july and want to pass my driving test befo ..read more
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