Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Daily ramblings

Hi, I hope you are having a good day.

Every Christmas and Easter my darling mum makes my children a chocolate house. She tries to make them different every year. Today the children started to eat this years so I thought I would post a picture of it.

Isn't it lovely, sadly it now has no door, no tree, no little men and only half of the roof left. But I guess its made to be eaten!

Yesterday, I said I was going to try and get some yellow snickered food to help get though January, so tonight I popped to Asda to get some milk and found a Chicken and Gravy pie for 15p, a four cheese ravioli dish for 10p and six eggs for 10p. So I picked these up and popped the pie and ravioli in the freezer and I thought we could have scrambled egg on toast for lunch tomorrow.

I was very lucky for Christmas this year and received lots of lovely bath smellies and shampoos, as did the children so for the first couple of months of the year I should be able to get away without buying any toiletries other than toothpaste. Yippee only food to worry about then and hopefully I can be really clever about how I shop and get things for as little as possible.

I have also been quite inspired by my dear friend Nathalie who uses her store bonus cards wisely and gets quite large savings from doing this. I did manage to get £25 off my Christmas shop by using my Sainsbury's Nectar card and I got £12 off some beanie boos for my daughter by using my Boots advantage card and as the beanie boos were on three for two I also got one free. But next year I intend to monitor this more closely and see if I can use these cards more effectively.

Well now I am going to pop off and have a nice warm bath an early night and read a bit of The man in the high castle.

Take care and sleep tight xx


  1. That chocolate house looks so delicious and straight out of a magazine. I waaaaaaaannnnnnnnnt it!!!!

    I saw the Nectar cards mentioned on other British blogs, this sounds like a great program! Look at you, you did so well with all your shopping. That's an incredible price for the eggs, I'm so jealous! And the other items too. I've never gotten something so deeply marked down (unless I got it free because of a coupon or something).

    How are you liking the book? We started watching the series on Amazon last month but still haven't watched past the 2nd episode. Can you watch the series in the UK?

    1. I had a friend pop over and she was trying to get me to offer mum money to make her one for Easter. We are lucky she is amazing, she made my bothers wedding cake. I am not clever like that!

      I can't believe I got such good bargains I know the time to go now for offers now.

      The other main supermarket do a clubcard which gives you money off coupons that you can double up at Christmas. I've not really tries them yet.

      I've watched the series on Amazon and really liked it but the book is a little bit more hard going, I'm only on the first chapter so I shall persevere.

      I hope you have a nice New years eve, we are just going to watch the fireworks on the tele and play games with the kids. Xx

  2. Wow, fantastic bargains there, lucky you to be there at the right time. Happy New Year to you and your family.

    1. I went the same time today Ilona and they had nothing so I'm not going to get carried away I think I was just lucky. But it still means a couple of cheap meals next week so Yay xx