Month: August 2018

Frugal Friday Five – Preparing for Work – 31st August 2018

Frugal Friday Five – Preparing for Work – 31st August 2018

It has been a beautiful summer holiday!  I’ve had an amazing six weeks off and have spent lots of time with my family.  We have had plenty of days out and seen lots of friends but I think I have kept a good grip on the spending.  With the new academic year starting, I needed to start preparing for w… Read more

Posted by Charlotte Jessop in Frugal Friday Five, 14 comments
Things To Do Before Summer Ends To Save Time And Money

Things To Do Before Summer Ends To Save Time And Money

As sad as it is to think that the summer might be coming to an end, unfortunately all good things do.  We have had an excellent summer and have enjoyed a lot of time outside, exploring our garden and the fun activities nearby.  However, with the weather changing this means we need to prepare ourselves … Read more

Posted by Charlotte Jessop in Saving Money, 28 comments
Meal Planning: Hello September

Meal Planning: Hello September

August Bank Holiday weekend has been and gone, and true to itself, it rained!  A lot!  My husband got fairly soaked on more than one occasion this week cycling home from work so has had a complete overhaul of his cycling gear.  I have found myself craving hot chocolate rather than ice cream and it def… Read more

Posted by Charlotte Jessop in Meal Planning, 18 comments
Side Hustling #3 – Tee Party

Side Hustling #3 – Tee Party

It’s time for part 3 in my Side Hustling series.  This week we hear from a fellow money blogger about how she has turned her hobby into a successful side hustle.  Once again, I will leave it to the expert to explain all.

 

Tell us a little about yourself

I’m Laura, I’m a 25 year o… Read more

Posted by Charlotte Jessop in Side Hustling, 16 comments
Frugal Friday Five – Enjoying the Outdoors – 24th August 2018

Frugal Friday Five – Enjoying the Outdoors – 24th August 2018

After an expensive week last week,  I have settled down again this week.  Nicer weather has returned and my family and I have been enjoying some lovely time outside.  We are privileged to have a good garden.  It is not massive but it does everything we need.  We have a herb garden, fruit and vegeta… Read more

Posted by Charlotte Jessop in Frugal Friday Five, 10 comments
Meal Planning: Top Tips

Meal Planning: Top Tips

As I have been doing this for a couple of weeks now, I thought I would do something a little different this week and talk about my meal planning top tips.  I’ve been meal planning for a few months now and weathered some strange weeks where no day is normal, guests arrive out of the blue and major cha… Read more

Posted by Charlotte Jessop in Meal Planning, 10 comments
Frugal Friday Five – Sorting the Money – 17th August 2018

Frugal Friday Five – Sorting the Money – 17th August 2018

It’s week three for my Frugal Friday Five and at first I did not think that this was going to be a frugal week.  After dropping and breaking one of our three remaining dinner plates, I kind of snapped.  This resulted in spending spree replacing all the things that we have been “coping… Read more

Posted by Charlotte Jessop in Frugal Friday Five, 14 comments
Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger Award

After only a week or two on Twitter, I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Sarah from A Shouty Ms.  What a welcome!  Thank you!

 

About the Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given by bloggers to fellow bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogg… Read more

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Meal Planning: Long Days and Long Nights

Meal Planning: Long Days and Long Nights

Despite the rain that hit us late last week, we had some lovely days together as a family.  My husband had four out of seven days off so we had so much time together.  We had an impromptu day at the beach on Saturday and this derailed the meal plan a bit.  But I am glad that we embraced our time together.

&n… Read more

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Why Autumn Is The Perfect Time To Save

Why Autumn Is The Perfect Time To Save

Although now it may feel as though we are still deep in the throes of summer (as teacher I am acutely aware of this), autumn is not too far away.  This may seem like a negative but autumn is a magical time of year and it also presents the perfect opportunity to save some money.  Take a look at my ways to save … Read more

Posted by Charlotte Jessop in Saving Money, 10 comments