Glamorgan Bake 15

You know you are skinter than a skinty thing when you start to remember the meals you ate as a student.  I was a student in London in the late 80’s and had a whole £7 per week to feed myself. The thing is …. its still pretty much £1 per person per day now […]



A November Plan 23

  I am gritting my teeth and pulling my BGK ever higher ….Stoptober will soon be at an end and normal service chez MFin3 will be resumed. Only no sign of another lodger yet … so money will still be tight and …………… well Christmas is coming too. Just to add a splash of drama […]

Nasi Goreng (ish!!) 12

Wahey!!!! 27th of Stoptober and we are still “in the money” Not a lot in the money mind …. but I actually have a whole £20 that is untouched from the 1st – meaning that so far we have spent £80 seeing us through the month …….. with only a pair or two of school […]



Remembrance Day Poppies 2

Last year I crocheted myself a White Poppy for Remembrance Day – whereas the red poppy remembers all the fallen – the white poppy is a plea for peace. I changed last year because the last surviving veteran in my circle passed on and I felt it more appropriate to wish for peace for his […]

King’s Soup – Oatmeal and Leek 21

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 […]