Sunday, 4 November 2018

Much better!


Thanks for the lovely supportive comments on yesterday's post.  I'm feeling much better today!  I just had a chill day yesterday.  I leisurely cleaned my kitchen, cleared some paperwork and let my OH take the dog out for a long walk while I had a lie down listening to an audible book.  Batteries are well and truly charged.

I was up early this morning and did my Sainsbury's shop by 9am.  I scored a few bargains!  The ice cream (for The Teenogre) and frozen GF pies were hugely reduced.  Supermarkets always clear out frozen stuff in the run up to Christmas.  Keep your eyes peeled for good bargains!

I also got lucky with some meat.  The beef joint was LESS than half price!!!  I've been neglecting the butcher's counter.  I must remember to keep checking it for bargains in the future.  It's been in the slow cooker all day 😋


The chicken drumsticks made a big pot of stock which became chicken and rice soup, aka lunch for 7 days.  My freezer is now pretty full!


I had a parcel delivered this week and was too tired to open it until yesterday.  I recently found a website that sells non plastic alternatives. Have a look HERE. I'm trying out these pot scourers made of jute and cotton.  They can be chucked in the washing machine when they get grubby and then can be reused.


Did you know that most teabags aren't biodegradable? Many have plastic in them.  I'm trying a reusable teabag made of organic calico.  It's working out so far.  I'm not sure how long they last but so far I've saved 9 plastic ridden teabags going to landfill.

I've been finishing off some wee jobs in my bedroom today and I'm ready now for the carpet fitters to come this week. My Lovely Mum has made me a fabulous quilt that's off to be quilted tomorrow.  It's all coming together!

Hope everyone is well and looking ahead to the festive season.  TV adverts are starting to talk about the C word so I guess I'd better get thinking about it too!! 🎄

8 comments:

  1. You sound much better today, glad a slow day helped you. My favourite advert, so far, is Kevin the Carrot for Aldi! I feel pretty sure Coca Cola will have something to say though!! I'm beginning to gather a few things here and there. Sounds like your house is really coming along. Not long till you're on the hunt for the new one! Hope you have a better week at work this week. x

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    1. I think I just need to slow down more regularly. Fingers crossed the coming week is more positive!

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  2. Glad to hear you are feeling brighter today and bagged some good deals on food. I have been shopping today too as we never went out yesterday due to the rain. Going to watch Strictly results soon and wind some more yarn on another Harry Potter wreath.

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    1. It always cheers me up to score a few good yellow stickers!! We went a walk up round the castle and old graveyard as it was a lovely afternoon. That helps lift my mood too :-)

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  3. I use loose tea - with a stainless steel infuser. No messy teabags to deal with and the dreg go on the compost pile.

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    1. Hmmm, I'm already thinking an infuser would be a better way to go!

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  4. Hi, I have loved reading your blog, as I am a retired teacher, I could relate to the rushed weekends and holidays getting those house things done. I worked till I was 64 and can honesty say although I enjoyed and was happy with my job, being retired is the best job in the world! Love your Bee cushion, but what do you do when people visit and squash it up behind them? Do you suggest they drop by it the side of them or are you ok with it being squashed?

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    1. Hi Chris, thanks for reading! I'm not precious about my stuff. If something is special I keep it in my bedroom then it just gets used by me.

      On the job front I still love the actual teaching bit. Today I was teaching 7yos quarter past and quarter to on an analogue clock. Their wee faces lit up when they finally got it! That's why I teach :-)

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