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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.

September is Here,Time to Get Back to Business


Apr 27, 2015 Frugality , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Am I the only person that gets excited when September rolls around?  Perhaps it is the idea of going back to school, buying new stationery and of course new clothes.  I feel the end of summer brings a chance of reinvention, like the chubby kid that comes back after the summer looking stunning as the [...]

Life savings could save your life


Apr 27, 2015 Debt , , 5 Comments

Things have been a  bit tough for me over here at Lean Times HQ. I have been hit with some quite large bills that come with some rather unpleasant badgering, if you are a regular reader you might remember that I was made redundant from my best paying freelance gig due to my employer losing his biggest client. [...]

Want vs Need


Apr 27, 2015 Shopping , , , 0 Comments

If you are a regular here, you will know that the past four years have been to put it mildly – challenging. I have been made redundant not once but three times since 2010, although two of those jobs were freelance gigs but I still was doing them on a long term basis. Well I [...]