It’s all in the Attitude 7

I have been out and about in my community a lot today. Dropping kids at school ………….. walking through town to try and find some red aran wool for an upcoming project …. bit of shopping for the Old Dears …. chatting to the stone-mason who is refurbishing our War Memorial …. standing in the […]

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Can I tell you a story? 29

Are you sitting comfortably ……. then I will begin!!! I have always wanted to say that LOL So, have you heard the one about the crabs in a bucket?  Now bear with me………….. If you put one crab in a bucket it sets its mind to getting out of the bucket with gusto.  It will […]


Nose is back to the grindstone 37

I am back … and feeling almost human…………… almost!! In my head I am still 21 and marching for …………… thinks back and counts on fingers ………….. “Gay Pride” probably  But in reality this single Mum simply spread herself too thin over the last month of our campaign culminating in an all-nighter as an official […]

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Will no-one think about the corgis?? 15

Post by Elaine Colliar. I thought that went very well – although I must confess I have never in three years been asked the question about the corgis …. Maritime Boundaries, Balance of payments , McCrone Report and Barnet formulas …..  I have been asked all of those …. but I think she is right………………… […]


SKY news day 15

Its waaaaaay too early in the morning to be thinking rather than sleeping … but I am up and heading out the door fro my train to Aberdeen this morning. Today I am having a chat about all things frugal and thrifty in an uncertain country with Sky News ……. cleverer people than me are […]


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Slowcooker Christmas Spiced Chutney 16

RIGHT!!! Where were we before we were so delightfully disrupted by Annes marvellous news?  Ah Yes …. turning another monster courgette into some gently spiced chutney for Boxing Day. Its always nice to have something a bit tangy to whip out on boxing day to jazz up your leftover turkey and ham – last year […]


Mortgage Free Magic 24

I was going to share with you my latest “Experiment”  a Christmassy Spiced Chutney that is made in the slow cooker.  All day I was thinking I was the bees knees cos the made up recipe was working it was reducing brilliantly and ended up as four perfect jar-fulls. But then ……………. but then something […]

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