3 Money Saving Books For January
these are the 3 books that I have ordered for delivery this month that I'm confident will be an addition to my bookshelf so I can continue to save money this year. I only recommend what I have bought myself...
Preparing for Isolation: Tips & A Shopping List
I’ll be honest here. I’ve been betwixt and between about writing this shopping list. I don’t want anybody to think I’m jumping on a bandwagon because I’m not. It’s no secret that I maintain about a month’s worth of supplies in the house (okay it’s more). My supply levels are not a ‘prepper’ thing or even a ‘money saving’ thing. It’s simply that it was not too long ago that I didn’t have the buffer of a full store cupboard; when times were tough financially and I had to seriously plan out every meal. Being so open about my kitchen stores has led to a few requests from people on…
The Big Christmas Food Shop
If, like me, you’ve got that slightly rising panicked feeling about Christmas Dinner and what the last shop before Christmas Day will cost, stop now and have a little read of Day 17 of my Christmas With Caitríona series.
Why I’m Planning Christmas In January 2015
Did I make you feel a bit stressed? If so I apologise, that’s the last thing on my mind. In fact I’m hoping that you might even take a little bit of inspiration from my premature Christmas madness in January 2015. I realise that many people only put their decorations away in the past week. My tree finally went back to the attic on Tuesday and the outdoors lights have been switched off. They will get put away as soon as my hubby gets a chance to get out on the ladder and remove them. It’s probably not such a good idea if I go climbing about the place after…
What The Heck Am I Doing?
I thought to myself on Tuesday last week. I was sitting on the floor surrounded by bags of clothes. The boys were using the clothes as slides. There was a double bed mattress on the landing and so many black sacks of clothes for charity shops that I couldn’t get from the door in my office to the window. I started off last week with a goal of cleaning up the house. Then I realised that I couldn’t get away with a quick lick of a duster, swish of the vacuum cleaner and a spritz of lemon oil. Once I began to make a dent in the washbasket I discovered…
What Will I Do When Things Get Better?
People keep on asking me what will I do when things start getting better. Will we have more money to spend on groceries? I don’t think we will.
It’s Not A Dream
I originally wrote this blogpost at the end of 2013 and it’s worth revisiting now as tomorrow I officially launch my first cookbook, “Wholesome”.
The key to having your meals planned for the week ahead is organisation. That is why I prepare a pile of veg over the weekend and get batch cooking. Don’t be under any illusions now, I’m no food preparation machine, but it is so easy to lash a dinner together during the week when I’ve put the time in at the weekend. It goes a bit like this:
What Motivates Me
Given the time of the year, I’ve come over a little more reflective than normal. Yesterday I recorded a podcast titled “What Motivates Me”. Sometimes recording audio is a good way to explain myself.
Oh So Quiet
You may have noticed it’s oh so quiet here in the Wholesome household. Normally I post new blog updates at least twice a week. There’s always a recipe to be found or tips. At the moment though, I’m lucky if I manage to make it through the day with the same number of children I started with.
Things I’m Loving This Week
Not a review, not sponsored, not requested. In fact I’m going to try not to mention any brands where possible. There are certain things I’m loving this week that may give you a clue into the mayhem I live in.
Our allotment tales are born of long hot days and long hot nights. Even on the stillest day there is a gentle balmy breeze wafting across the site from the sea.