Saturday, 31 January 2009

Cub Scout

William started cubs just before Christmas and was invested a couple of weeks ago and we all went to see it, I was so proud of him, he stood tall and spoke his promise loud and clear. Sorry about the blurriness in the last pic.

Well, today its blowing a hooley out there so I think it may jusy have to be a pyjama day, I really don't feel like going out in that. I may try my hand at one of the patchwork cushions that Lace Hearts has made, the original tutorial is here, it looks fairly easy and fun to do and as I have an entire drawer full of scraps of pretty fabric I should be able to make at least one if not more.

In November I started to do the Grocery Shopping Challenge on the Shabby Chic forum and was pleased that I came in £10 under my budget of £350 for the month, December fell by the wayside somewhat, but this month I have done it again and looks like I am back on track and at least £20 under my new budget of £340 as I have been making more 'freezer' foods and stretching food out more by adding more veg and not buying so many ready foods like pizzas. Fingers crossed I can keep it up, its amazing when you start writing down all your receipt totals to see how much you have actually spent (eye opening too).

Right, thats it for today

Trish xxx


Anonymous said...

I used to write down everything I spent when I first married ...

It IS amazing and eye opening ... and I think I might try to do it again as it seems that money can evaporate.

What a lovely photo of William ....

angel said...

Hello little lady, its lovely to see you back blogging again.Mwah X

So sweet to see your Ds being invested, i remember my boys doing exactly the same thing, it gave them a great start in life.

Love and hugs Treacle Mwah X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X

jo said...

Twice in one week? Take it easy missus!!
Fab photo of William -he looks so chuffed with himself :)