Stop the clocks!! Goodness me, another month has disappeared in the blink of an eye! As I gather my thoughts at the end of month 64 I can’t help but think that time is broken…….hahaha, who broke time?! My various internal clocks are wonky….too quick, too slow, goodbye summer……hello spring?
Month: August 2022
On the Sofa: A visit, a job done & a potion.
It has been a busy week….getting busier by the day……..so how lovely to finish it with a visit from friends, a long put-off job getting done……and a bit of potion making in the kitchen!
Beyond Frugal: An interview about my wage-free and frugal life. Part two.
Continuing with my interview with Jane from Shoestring Jane about my wage-free and frugal life.
Beyond Frugal: An interview about my wage-free and frugal life. Part one.
Some time ago the lovely Jane at ‘Shoestring Jane’ asked to interview me about my wage-free and frugal life for her blog…..it didn’t quite turn out that way but rather became these next two videos. Thank you to Jane for asking such great (and sometimes tough!) questions.
Beyond Frugal: A Low Spend Year: Making extra money.
Continuing with our challenge of having a low (or even no) spend year; today I’m tackling the subject of making a bit of extra money……..the side-hustle…….and I’ve had a fair few in my life!
Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: Tomatoes, chickpeas & future garden plans.
For the last few days every visit to the garden has been all about watering…….so when I visited today I noticed a few changes, a few jobs that needed doing and set-to in the tomato bed before moving on to harvest the chickpeas. It’s a chatty chickpea harvest where, amongst other things, I think about what I would like to grow in my future garden.
On the Sofa: Getting Steamy!
With temperatures getting too high for gardening again I hunker down at home……and get even hotter! I’m pressing linens and chatting about a conversation with a garden friend which gave me a bit of a light-bulb moment. Plus….a little TMI moment at the end that gets me even more steamy.
On the Sofa: Chatty Catch-Up.
With all the watering and garden time recently it feels like an age since I had a chatty catch-up with you…..so while we’re sweltering again I thought we could all do with a time out, maybe with a chilled drink….or ice-lolly, for a natter.
Beyond Frugal: Shopping Haul £0 ($0)
It’s time to go shopping…….but with a difference. This week’s shopping costs a whopping zero pounds! Once the ‘shopping’ is done I chat through my meal planning/meal ideas.
Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: Onions & Lemon Balm.
The shed is a bit tidier now so I have space for bringing some harvests in…..today I’m lifting my sad little onions and harvesting my monster Lemon Balm ‘bush’. With a bit of chat about storage and uses. And a ‘before’ and ‘after’ of the shed.