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Menu Monday 4th May 2015


May 4, 2015 , 0 Comments

Monday – Nigella’s Brandy Bacony Roast Chicken with polenta(from last week) and asparagus. Tuesday – Tacos for Cinco de Mayo Wednesday – Spanish tortilla with tomato&red onion salad Thursday – Friday – Spaghetti carbonara For more menu ideas visit OrgJunkie.

Frugal Five Minutes


Apr 27, 2015 0 Comments

The Lean Times has been interviewed on Frugal Five Minutes with on Frugal Please have a look and give me some feedback.  Frugal is great at thrifty living to save up for her impending nuptials in Oz. Thanks for having me on Frugal Five Minutes With, Frugal Lady.

I Failed £10 Week


Sep 8, 2014 4 Comments

Yes you read it correctly I had to give up on £10 Week. I am always very keen to join the wonderful Penny Golightly when she does £10 Week.  I think I have participated three times over the past 1.5 years and got so much out of it every time. I thought I could do it [...]

Menu Monday 23rd June 2014


Jun 23, 2014 4 Comments

I have a confession to make – I am a bit tired of cooking at the moment.  I am a bit fed up of all the planning, shopping, preparing and cleaning up.  My beloved is very helpful but I am still getting a bored with the whole routine. But… we all gotta eat right? So [...]

Menu Monday 16th June 2014


Jun 16, 2014 2 Comments

The World Cup has begun;  football fever has hit London. We are all about Brazil so I thought I might put a bit of Brazilian food on the menu.  I do love black beans and rice – thrifty and satisfying. In other news – Style NOT Fashion is FREE on Amazon today (16th only) – [...]

And Now Some GOOD News


Feb 22, 2013 2 Comments

With all the doom and gloom that is about, I thought I would pass on some good news. This past weekend was something a bit special for me because I made my first Etsy sale.  And what was even more exciting is my lovely buyer, purchased 3 sets of my vintage French buttons.  I am [...]