22. 02. 2012

Hello! I’m playing catch up this month because despite downsizing my job a couple of years ago and simplifying so many things in my life, occasionally everything still goes a little mad. Anyway.

First up my menu for this week, which I forget to post on Monday for the first time in like forever!

Menu Plan:
Monday: Shepherds Pie & Veggies
Tuesday: Out for the day
Wednesday: Pasta Bake & Salad
Thursday: Chilli & Rice
Friday: Spiced Chicken with Home Made Wedges
Saturday: ?? Freezer surprise :)
Sunday: Sausages, Mash and Onion Gravy

I’m still within grocery budget for February (just) and hopefully can stay within it over the next seven days!

Yesterday was my birthday and I went to London to have lunch with my eldest daughter and for a mooch around. I had a wonderful day and managed to spend all of my birthday gift money on some much needed sleepwear. I met up with hubby later on, who treated me to the most non frugal handbag in the world and dinner……..I feel very fortunate.

Okay that’s it for today. I need to catch up on all my blog reading and prepare the dinner before I go back into work for a couple of hours.

Have a great rest of the day :)

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In 2014 my husband & I downsized our home to speed up our quest for Financial Freedom. We swapped our large three bed house, for a small two bed apartment to clear our mortgage and give us enough budget freedom to travel and still save for the future. Our dream, after achieving Financial Freedom, is to spend part of every year living abroad.

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24 Responses to “Wednesday Miscellany and Another Year Older”

  1. sue15cat says:

    It sounds like you had a wonderful day.

    A belated Happy Birthday from me.

    Sue xx

  2. Michelle P says:

    Happy belated birthday!

  3. Louise says:

    hope you had a lovely birthday!
    seeing shepherds pie on your monday menu reminded me of my grandma, every monday night was shepherds pie to use up the leftover roast lamb from the sunday roast, it’s one of favourite meals!

  4. Jolie says:

    Hope you had a fantastic birthday!

  5. Sharon says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! It sounds like you had a good time…and I LOVE some new jammies!

    I hope you will post what you find for “freezer surprise!”…LOVE this, and may have to start this one too!

  6. Happy birthday! Glad you had a fun day.

  7. Happy Belated Birthday! A mooch around London sounds exactly what every girl needs. Sounds lovely! :)

  8. Juhli says:

    And another Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like you had a great time.

  9. Niki says:

    Happy belated birthday! Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a birthday.

  10. Happy Birthday month…celebrate a lot.

    I can see how blogging like this would help you keep control of your spending. Good job.


  11. Savvy Scot says:

    Happy Belated Birthday

    Got to love a freezer surprise :)

  12. Sammyleia says:

    Belated Happy Birthday! Sounds like you enjoyed your day.
    I haven’t cooked Shepherd’s Pie for ages as my daughter doesn’t like it. It’s one of my son’s favourites though and he’s moving back home this week, so it will soon get cooked again :)