Keeping up the good work

I was really good yesterday evening, and resisted looking at the ‘bargains’ in the reduced chiller while I was out at knitting. Consequently, I’m making inroads into the perishables and I’m starting to feel a bit less overwhelmed. The next step has to be making lists and sticking to them, but I’m not sure I’m…

Eating better

I’m continuing to wage war on the contents of the fridge. I should probably have a more rigid set of rules about putting more things in before having eaten or cooked some of the stuff that was already there, but I don’t. I just need to be aware that there is not much space in…

Practicing what I preach

My name’s Gill and I have fridge issues. There, it’s out now. My fridge is out of control, I feel powerless over it. It keeps filling itself up with bargains, leftovers and impulse buys. well, I have to accept that it’s me. I shop for three hundred, not the three people who actually live and…

Easy money?

If anyone ever tells you that selling things on eBay is easy money, it’s a falsehood. Young Bloke and I spent two days sorting the items into piles: eBay, Charity Shop, Rag Recycling. I know, I know, some will say that it should all be Charity Shop, but the point of the new approach is…

Life in the freezer

When I’m at work, I often get home quite late and am often more tired than I would want to be. There are three of us in this house, but the distribution of talents and labour means that the bulk of the cooking falls to me. I don’t really mind that. I enjoy cooking. I’m…

The box is only really useful if you use it.

This morning, I faced the piles of documents and paperwork that had been shoved on top of the filing box. There was a large pile of passports, envelopes, payslips, tax documents, MOT certificates, insurance documents, prescription copies and, for some reason, an elderly slipper. I was going to write that I can’t quite figure out…

The better life

I came over all Tom and Barbara┬áthis afternoon. Old Bloke planted up a small salad bed this year. He planted scallions, lettuce, radishes and herbs. I got enthusiastic about the idea and persuaded him to add beetroot to the mix. The problem is, I like, no I love the idea of home-grown, organic things. I…