Monthly Archives: March 2014

Allotment news and other stuff!

potatoes We have been busy on the plot! This is our first lot of potatoes in; our earlies! I love growing our own food. The rest of the plot needs a lot of digging over we have our main crop of potatoes to put in and a carrot/marigold bed. Not sure what else we will grow this year. Its our first year here so we need to find our way a bit there are trees there but not sure what they produce also see we have raspberries. I want to grow salad stuff but we will probably do that at home in our Aquaponics set up! Its all very exciting 🙂

Competition wise I have been busy ‘comping’ but not winning anything much 😦 I will keep going with it as it is a buzz and if I don’t feel like doing it I don’t so its a cool free hobby! For me better than playing the games on my phone just because its still a switch off but there is a chance of a prize 🙂

Money saving wise I keep going looking for bargains etc and of course growing our own food will save us in the end! My focus at the moment as well as bargain hunting is to reduce our waste. We seem to create a lot of rubbish even though we recycle well it still seems a ridiculous amount! I am not sure how to tackle this as the food we buy is so heavily packaged but I am going to look into it.

Been busy with planning my new business Girly Shopping, testing reactions to products it seems good so hopefully the new website will be up and running soon and I will be on my way. I did a school fair on Saturday and my items both handmade and bought in were well received. So watch this space.

Ok so cracking on with growing our own food, still comping, looking for more ways to save on our energy usage and looking at ways to reduce the rubbish that comes into the house …

Feel free to share your tips with me I am clueless so happy for advice 🙂


won a personalised book!

johannes' book I won this gorgeous book the give-away was run by  and was supplied by   http://www.lostmyname

The words are by David Cadji-Newby and pics by Pedro Serapicos.  I won this in a randomly selected draw and have chosen to blog about it because it is just a beautiful, wonderful keepsake! I saved it for Johannes birthday. He loved it! The little boy has lost his name and basically goes on an adventure to find it. This sees him meeting and helping other characters who then give him random letters! Johannes was so surprised when at the end the letters spelt his name! He did say on finding the first letter that his name started with a ‘j’ but he got so involved in the story he lost track the look on his face was priceless and this book is a firm fav. The illustrations are gorgeous and engaging and the story is exciting and funny.

I challenge you to head to the site; you get to choose girl/boy then you put in their name; then you can scroll through the book that would be sent out to your child, then try to resist getting it, they are just too cute for words. Or get one for yourself I am so tempted to get my own!!! I actually thought about getting my mum one for mothers day but I already have her gift so maybe her birthday! Honestly these are so well produced and so beautiful I really would gift them to adults as well! Any who… take a stroll over to the website and take a look you can also find them on facebook.

I haven’t been paid for this it is just an honest and grateful review 😉