Charity shop bargains

I love charity shops and had a good rummage around a couple this morning. There seems to be loads of stuff in stock, maybe due to the snow or everyone having a good clearout before Christmas. I bought Scoobydoo video,…

Freezing! Labradoodles

We called someone else out to solve the boiler problem which we thought he had, but no. It now won’t light at all at least before we could restart the pilot light and it would keep going for a couple…

spoke too soon

No heating, no hot water! Only one electric fire and payed £80.00 for the privilige.Response from boiler mans wife : “boil kettles and pans of water like everyone else does.”Yes but, our heating was working perfectly well until we made…

Oucchh! almost ..

We had our boiler serviced today and we almost had a huge bill. A red light was flashing apparently which didn’t bode well according to the boiler man. It makes me wonder what he was going to actually do before…

First swimming lesson

My youngest Son had his first swimming lesson after school today. He was so nervous and so was I. I think it’s maybe because I still see him as my baby. I know it sounds ridiculous as it’s only a…

Snow day!

No school, snow day today! It’s really deep and still coming down. It’s great having a bonus day off, boys had a lie in and we are now eating crumpets with golden syrup in front of the fire. Yes I…

Competitions on Money Saving Expert

I’ve just stumbled across a thread on Money Saving Expert forum about competitions. There are literally hundreds of competitions to enter, daily, weekly, monthly and instant wins. You name it and the details are there. People on the forum apear…

Olly Murs

I went to a nightclub to watch Olly Murs on Wednesday night, for those who don’t know who he is he came second on the X Factor. I was a bit nervous about going as I haven’t been to a…

Crazy traffic and crazy people in charge of shopping trolleys!

What makes normally sane people turn into lunatics when behind the wheel of a car or in charge of a shopping trolley? We had a hospital appointment for my son at 2pm today so we set off in plenty of…

£143.00 up!

I’ve just won £143.00 on Gala Bingo, it was my first time on it. You get a free £20.00 to play with as long as you put £5 of your own funds in. It was strange how I won right…

Why, oh why did I wish for snow!?

What a nightmare! I went to the library Christmas book club party tonight (yes I know, I live life on the edge). I collected my friend who lives at the top of a hill, just at the start of a…