How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

I’d like to think that as a family we are fairly waste conscious, we always use up our leftover food and we compost anything that we can’t eat. This Halloween I decided that we would make the most out of pumpkins to reduce our waste. A massive 18,000 pumpkins are thrown away every year due to Halloween. That’s a lot!  Continue reading “How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds”

How to Turn Nappies into Rewards with Pampers Club

When my two were younger we seemed to go through an endless amount of nappies each week. There was a point where both of mine were in nappies at the same time and I just seemed to spend my life buying more. Thankfully we are now well past the nappies stage but I recently came across something which I thought would interest parents still in that stage.  Continue reading “How to Turn Nappies into Rewards with Pampers Club”

Thrifty Thursday: June 2016

This week I’m bringing you Thrifty Thursday from the water, hopefully we’re currently somewhere off the Cornwall coast, perhaps Fowey or Falmouth. It is our first ‘unplugged’ holiday of the year and is very much needed. No wifi, no 3G, no laptop just sun, sea and plenty of fresh air. Here’s a shot from last years trip, hopefully we are having the same weather as then, it was gorgeous! Continue reading “Thrifty Thursday: June 2016”

Thrifty Thursday – May 2016

I’m currently sat here trying to think what I have done over the last month to be thrifty and the answer to that is nothing really that significant other than the normal monthly thrifty things we do. I did manage to get some more school uniform bits for the kiddies at the second hand uniform sale which saved me around £60 which I’m pleased about. We’ve been using up our leftovers to save on our weekly food shop but we do that every week. Continue reading “Thrifty Thursday – May 2016”

Foraging: Wild Garlic Pesto

One thing that the kiddies and I really enjoy doing together is going on foraging adventures. As it’s Spring at the moment we decided to go on a hunt for some wild garlic with the intention of making a wild garlic pesto. On a recent dog walk we came across a load of wild garlic growing along the bank of a canal so we decided to head back there but this time armed with a bag for our goodies. Continue reading “Foraging: Wild Garlic Pesto”

Time to Upgrade Your Family Car? Five Ways You Can Save Money

If your next car needs to cater more for your kids than your MPH, then clearly you’ll be shopping in a certain market. It’s a switch many motorists have to make. Perhaps they’re expecting a new arrival– or maybe one of their children is growing up and already starting to think about studying for the theory and practical test and they want a car they can learn in.

Whatever stage of your family’s development you’re at, it’s important to know how to get the best deal on a new motor. Continue reading “Time to Upgrade Your Family Car? Five Ways You Can Save Money”