NO MORE SPENDING
22. 10. 2014

A few weeks ago I finally got around to installing shelving in the laundry room cupboard. As I said before it’s not Pinterest worthy, but it is functional……and more importantly it was done on a budget! :)

Before:

laundry room
l. move in day; r. a new working machine.

After:

laundry cupboard

It’s so hard to get a good photo as the cupboard is inside our bathroom and there’s no natural light.

Notes:

- Installed simple bracket shelving on the back wall, deliberately leaving room below for the  washing basket & iron (+ironing when there is any)
– Added a small Ikea picture shelf on another wall after realising that it’s the ideal width for toiletry bottles etc.

Shelf 1: The toilet roll stockpile!
Shelf 2: Washing powder, castille soap & and a basket for miscellaneous items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, tissue packets etc)

I still want to paint the walls, but that’s another job just about completed! :)

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20. 10. 2014

Thank you so much for all your kind and thoughtful comments (and messages) on the loss of my Dad, every one of them has helped a great deal. x

Menu Planning.

Onto my menu for the week. I started out this morning with a quick fridge and freezer inventory. The freezer in particular is not that full. We have a lot of frozen veggies, but very little in the way of meat & fish – one chicken breast, one salmon fillet and 500g of minced beef – and so I need to do a little grocery shopping tomorrow. Today’s dinner (Leek & Potato Soup) is taken care off by the remaining contents of my vegetable drawer!

Menu Planning

On our menu:

– Slow cooker Potato & Leek Soup
– Stir Fry Veggies with Noodles & Salmon
Slow Cooker Mexican Lasagna
– Leftover Lasagna
– Out for dinner
– BBQ Pork Chops w/ veggies
– Chicken Curry w/Rice and Naan

Lunches for me will be either eggs or tuna with salad. M eats lunch at work.

What’s on your menu this week?

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13. 10. 2014

Hello. Just a little note to explain my temporary absence from this space.

Last Sunday evening my Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was 84 and after the last few years of deteriorating health, it is a blessing that he went this way. The last few days have been a whirlwind of activity and sadness, and of course blogging has been the last thing on my mind, but I will be back very soon. I hope you are all keeping well ♥