King’s Soup – Oatmeal and Leek 12

I know what you are thinking ……………oatmeal  in a soup!!!  But if it were rice or pasta or barley would you even blink an eye? Trust me when I say that this does not end up tasting anything like porridge …. but instead morphs into a creamy savoury soup sweet with the taste of slowly […]



Friday Night In 8

Most Friday nights the kids head off to their Gran’s for a sleepover … a whole evening free from kids … you would think I would hit the town and paint it red. Well instead I spent the evening scrubbing the kitchen free of sprays of ink from a fountain pen wielded by one of […]

Some Frugal Indulgences 28

The kids and I have played close to home today ………… such a long day yesterday when Mum and I drove them to Pitlochry to see “The Enchanted Forest”.  Both boys were sound asleep by the time we drove them home and today they have been quiet and reflective and have spent a long time […]


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It’s not an Emergency – it’s just change! 6

Thank you all so much for all the tweets, facebook messages and IM’s today in response to the news that my Chemist lodger is on the move this weekend. His lovely lass has got a wonderful opportunity for a teaching placement in the city and I know she will be the most wonderful teacher so […]

15 minute Christmas Prep 12

So you know I help a lot of people get their plans together in real life and come up with a strategy to get once and forever DEBT FREE? Along they way I have learned so much – I have learned that women in the middle of busting their debt tend to, how can I […]



Spicy Autumn Sunshine Soup – SASSY soup 8

Today has been pretty calm and bright …………… as in “calm before the storm” kind of calm you understand.  In a few hours the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo will be upon us and we have nothing planned for tomorrow that involves driving across any bridges or any country roads. Stay safe my lovelies – it […]

Swedish Christmas Heart 30

Hello Lovelies – again with the dodgy internet ….. and with high winds forecast this week I am not hopeful of staying connected. Its getting chillier!!  Evenings are most definitely spent cuddled up on the sofa and not lounging about the garden these days. So quick little projects that can be rattled through in front […]