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The 40 Day Money Saving Challenge

It’s been a while since I’ve done a budgeting post on the blog, but I thought I’d create a money-saving challenge. It’s a 40-day challenge, because I think you can make a huge impact on your finances in 40 days. Also, it’s Lent, so this would make an amazing challenge to complete over Lent. Imagine being able to increase your giving by Easter – as well as having more money to spend on Easter Eggs, of course!

 

The 40 Day Money Saving Challenge

  1. Start a spending diary. Buy a notebook and write down everything you spend money on over the next 40 days.
  2. Set a budget. Find out more in this post: How to set a budget.
  3. Save money on your meal plans. Check out the Eat Like A King meal plan on Eat Not Spend.
  4. Save money on your heating bills by turning down the radiators in rooms you don’t use. Find out more in this post from Twinderelmo. 
  5. Review your television and streaming packages. Find out more in this post from Welsh Mum Writing.
  6. Have a look at The Sun Superdays and decide if you want to take advantage of the amazing offers. Thanks to Kiddo Adventures for this tip.
  7. Look at the different current accounts on offer. Check you are using one that is right for you.
  8. Check your budget for things you might have forgotten to budget for: Gifts, Cars, Annual payments etc. Find out more in this post from Adventures in Websterland.
  9. Have a clear out and list something you’d like to sell on eBay.
  10. Don’t buy any food at all for as long as you can. Instead, eat from your cupboards and freezer, as suggested by Pushing the Moon.
  11. Make packed lunches for work and take coffee from home rather than getting takeout.
  12. Save money on your mobile phone – follow these tips from Midwife and Life.
  13. Check your car insurance and see if you could save money. Follow the tips in this post from Household Money Saving.
  14. Sign up to TopCashback and get ready to start earning.
  15. Have a look at this post by My Everything Beautiful and have a look at the freebie sites.
  16. Look at your work benefits package and make a note of the brands on offer.
  17. Have a look at Zeek, as recommended by The Money Whisperer.
  18. Download the ReceiptHog app, as recommended by The Money Panel.
  19. Call your mortgage provider. Check if you are eligible for a better deal.
  20. Go through your direct debits. Cancel any that you don’t use.
  21. Open a savings account. Find out how I organise my savings in this post: How to make a savings plan.
  22. Look at your monthly outgoings. Do any of your bills go out on an awkward date (e.g. 2 days before payday)? Ring up and change your payment date.
  23. Check you are on the best deal for gas and electricity.
  24. Make up a snack pack for the car to avoid petrol station impulse buys. Useful things to put in there are dried fruit, flapjack bars, crisps or popcorn and a bottle of water.
  25. Invest in a good reusable drinks bottle and a reusable coffee cup for the whole family.
  26. Make a list of all the places you can go locally without spending any money.
  27. Go to a museum for the day. Take a packed lunch with you and try not to spend any money.
  28. Plan some frugal dates. Check out my ideas here: 10 frugal date night ideas for January
  29. Join your local library and borrow some books.
  30. Watch YouTube for exercise classes and find your favourite new channel. I like Fitness Blender.
  31. Look at any outstanding debts and work out a payment plan. Find out more in my post on How to pay off debts.
  32. Look at your budget and work out how much you spend on different categories in terms of percentages. What surprises you?
  33. Go through all your regular payments and work out the renewal date (especially for insurance). Put this date in your diary with a reminder 2 weeks prior to remind you to look for better deals.
  34. Find your loyalty cards and find out how much you have on them.
  35. Repair something rather than replacing it.
  36. Create an email address specifically for vouchers or money-saving sites. This way it won’t clog up your inbox. Sign up to money saving newsletters and check them before you buy anything.
  37. Go through your spending log. Work out what you’re buying that’s unnecessary.
  38. Go through your spending log again. Work out where you could have made better choices.
  39. Gather up some DVDs that you don’t watch and sell them on Music Magpie.
  40. Review your memberships (gym, Amazon Unlimited, Audible etc) and cancel any you don’t use.

And after The 40 Day Money Saving Challenge?

You can find loads more tips in these posts:

51 of the best frugal living tips from Savings for Savvy Mums

18 Ways to save money in 2018 from Emma and The Girls

Quick and Easy Ways to Spend Less and Save Money from The Growing Mum

50 moneysaving tips from Katykicker

How to save money by The Frugal Cottage

A Spring Capsule Wardrobe

There is the tiniest touch of Spring in the air. It’s turned my mind towards slightly lighter clothing and a fresher colour palette for my wardrobe. If you saw the Winter Hygge Capsule Wardrobe, you will recognise some of the key pieces – dark skinny jeans, a couple of cosy jumpers – as Lancashire Winters are definitely not as warm as the fashion houses would have us believe. But this Spring Capsule Wardrobe has lots of layers, some lighter, some warmer, and will see you right through to Summer.

Spring 2018 Capsule

 

 The key pieces in the Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Tops: Both short and long sleeved, at least 2 of each.

Bottoms: Jeans, navy and white. Wide-legged trousers. A patterned skirt and a denim skirt. Most of these will be basics in a Summer capsule too.

Outer layers: You will definitely need a couple of jumpers, a casual jacket and a cardigan.

Shoes: The warmest outfit can be made more spring-like with a flash of ankle. So trainers, loafers and flats are ideal.

The colour palette

My own colouring is very ‘Summer’ – I’m blonde, with blue eyes and pale skin. So I wear a light colour palette too. These colours would also work really well for ‘Spring’ colouring, but Autumns and Winters will want to switch out some of the pinks and lighter colours.

The combinations

There are SO many possible combinations with these clothes. I could have kept putting outfits together but I was limited by the number of items Polyvore would let me have. I honestly believe that a capsule wardrobe, where everything works with everything else, is the simplest way to have an organised wardrobe.

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The Meal Planning Linky – Week 7 – 16th Feb

Welcome to Week 7 of The Meal Planning Linky. This is a linky hosted by Naomi at The Organised Life Project and Katy at KatykickerAnyone is welcome to join – just check out the rules below.

I know we all need a bit of inspiration and motivation when it comes to meal planning. That’s why we’ve launched The Meal Planning Linky. We’ll share our posts about meal planning, and you can link yours up too. Seeing others’ meal plans – and sharing our own – not only keeps us accountable but also will inspire us.

Our Meal Plans for the Week Ahead

This last week got a bit topsy-turvy. In my post last Friday, I mentioned that we were going to see friends over the weekend so I wouldn’t need to cook. Then Tim got ill, so we cancelled that, and I ended up cooking. That threw everything out of sync. So instead of having Thai salmon laksa on Valentines Day, we ended up with a Dine in for £20 meal from M&S, which was actually delicious.

This week, I’m messing things around as I’ve decided to follow The Daniel Plan, which is Rick Warren’s 40 day plan to develop a healthier lifestyle. After my trials of the Paleo diet (basically no dairy, grains or sugar), I found my eczema was massively improved, but I have found it really tricky to stick to since Christmas. So throughout Lent, I’m going to follow The Daniel Plan to refocus my efforts. It’s very similar to Paleo, with some grains, some pulses etc. with Bible readings, exercise plans and discussion/reflection topics.

So our meals this week are all compliant with The Daniel Plan, and I’ll adapt them to make them more family-friendly where necessary.

Saturday: Thai prawn stir-fry with coconut rice

Sunday: Beef and vegetable stew

Monday: Grilled salmon with herb sauce, potatoes, lemon and mint

Tuesday: Beef burgers with sweet potato wedges and salad

Wednesday: Jambalaya for the family; Grilled chicken and vegetables for me.

Thursday: Chicken curry with sugar snap peas and water chestnuts

Friday: Pizza for the family; steak and salad for me

I’ll see how it goes. By this time next week I should be feeling the difference so I’ll let you know!

 

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How to set up an email list

One of the few things I’ve actually got right in this whole blogging business is my email list. I started working on it as soon as I really decided on my niche, and it has grown very rapidly in the last 14 months. Admittedly, in the beginning, I didn’t really know why I needed an email list, but all the experts told me that I should have one. I’ve since learned that it’s absolutely necessary to have an email list. So here’s how to set up an email list.

Why do you need an email list?

Well, this could be a post in itself. The short answer is that the people who join your list are your committed people. They are your real audience – the ones who like you so much they want you in their inbox. So you need to form a relationship with them.

Secondly, your email list is yours. They are not followers on a platform, like Instagram or Facebook, where the algorithm could change tomorrow and your followers won’t see your posts. Instead, you can get directly into their inboxes – much more effective than being one post in 100 on Twitter.

Thirdly, people like to be on the right email lists. I have lots of readers who don’t have social media accounts, but they do have email. When I’ve paused my regular email schedule, I always get people emailing me and asking where my emails are. They don’t want to miss a post – with an email list, they don’t have to.

How do you set up an email list?

If you are just starting out, I highly recommend starting with Mailchimp. Yes, there are paid programmes out there, but to get you off the ground, and to convince you of the power of the list, Mailchimp is the best of the free ones. It now has automation sequences, and is free up to 2000 subscribers.

So head over to Mailchimp.com and create an account. You’ll need an email address and a physical posting address. I created a free PO Box address with UK Postbox.

Then, in Mailchimp, you need to create a list. You can call this list simply, ‘Newsletter’ to start with.

Go to the ‘Lists’ tab and create a sign up form. This can be tricky to find, so I’ve created a mini screenshot. You can find this menu underneath the name of your list. You want ‘Signup forms.’

In ‘Signup forms,’ you can create signup forms for your list, which you can then either copy and paste directly into the Text part of your blog post, or you can use a plug-in like Mailchimp Easy Forms which syncs straight to your list.

Create a welcome email or sequence

If you go to ‘Campaigns,’ you can set up an automatic welcome email, or a welcome email sequence. Mailchimp helps you set by step. Personally, I’d start with one email, then see how you grow. If you’ve offered a freebie, you can upload this to the Content Manager and include a link in the email to the pdf or whatever it is.

As a tip, use the ‘Button’ in the email designer to add in links – I found this was much more obvious at signposting links to my readers.

For better sign-ups… Install multiple ways to sign up

I had my list going for a few weeks, and then I stumbled across a good tip: have the sign-up form at the bottom of every blog post. There isn’t a simple way to do this with Mailchimp signup forms, or with Easy Forms, so I used Mailmunch. Incidentally, I’ve always found it really difficult to get Mailchimp pop ups to work properly on my site, so I use a Mailmunch pop up too.

You’ll need to create a Mailmunch account and link it to your Mailchimp account. You might need an API key, which you can find in Mailchimp – Account – Settings – Extras.

Create your forms in Mailmunch. The free versions are absolutely fine, and I’d suggest you keep them as simple as possible – no bouncing pop ups – but that’s just my preference.

Use the Mailmunch plug-in to install your forms on your site and start welcoming your subscribers!

What makes people sign up?

The majority of my sign-ups don’t come from an opt-in or freebie. They simply come from people wanting to join The Organised Life Project. You can join here:

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I send regular emails to keep my readers on track with organising their homes, their lives and their families.

I also have a 7 day challenge, and that was really easy to set up with Mailchimp’s automation.

Finally, I have a resource library which is password protected, and my subscribers can get access to any of my resources in the library for free.

So you can see, you get a good deal when you sign up to The Organised Life Project! You can also get access to my Daily, Weekly and Monthly Blogging Routines in the resources library, which you might like. You can find more Blogging-related posts in the Blogging section too.

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The only Weekly Cleaning Schedule you need

I honestly believe routines are the ONLY way to go when it comes to cleaning. How are you going to keep on top of cleaning if you don’t have a cleaning schedule? Last year, I wrote about How to create a weekly routine for your family. Since then, my lovely Organised Life Project Facebook Group have asked for a fixed cleaning routine that we can all share. So, of course, I’ve created a Weekly Cleaning Schedule which will help you keep your home clean, tidy and organised.

This goes hand in hand with a Daily Routine, where you do your dishes, wipe down surfaces, tidy around and do a load of laundry each day. If you do a daily routine, a lot of your cleaning, and the stress of having a messy home, just disappears.

The Only Weekly Cleaning Schedule You Need

I always say with my schedules that you need to adapt them to work for you. That’s exactly the same with this schedule. However, this is the schedule I follow, and that I’m going to suggest you start with if you have no idea where to start.

If you are looking for the Monthly Cleaning Tasks, you’ll find them in the Resource Library – get the password by joining the project (it’s free).

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How long will this take?

I’d say every task takes 20-30 minutes. If you have loads of shirts to iron (lots of school uniform?), it’ll take you longer on Sunday. It also, obviously, depends how fast you work and how distracted you are!

I’ve added in a slot for ‘Life Admin.’ I honestly think that this is one of the keys to becoming more organised. All those doctors appointments, birthday presents, party invitations – you sort them on a Wednesday. This is ideal because it’s midweek, so offices and surgeries are open, plus you’re past the madness of Monday.

I also do my online shop on Wednesday, and pick it up after work on Friday. This works really well for us, and it’s lovely to have plenty of food in over the weekend!

Shouldn’t you do all your cleaning in one go?

You can absolutely do all your cleaning in one go, if that’s the way you like to do it. Personally, I don’t like doing it that way. It takes a whole chunk of time and the house only feels clean for 5 minutes! I like to spread it out across the week and then I know it’ll get done.

If you prefer to do all your cleaning in one go, then of course you could do so – it’s completely up to you.

I’m completely overwhelmed and have no idea where to start

I would actually start with decluttering. You have to clear your clutter, and then the cleaning will get so much easier. If you need support with decluttering, have a look at How to declutter your home in one month. 

After that, just jump in with whatever day we are on. The nicest thing about a schedule like this is that you can just jump in right where we are.

I’ll be motivating you all and sharing this in our Facebook group – do come and join us!

 

 

In HER Shoes – Hagar Week 4

Oh, wow. This week’s verse has been a hard one. Really tough. We’ve seen Hagar become a slave, become a surrogate, run away, speak to God, and then return to have her child. And now, as God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah is miraculously fulfilled, Hagar is cast out again.

Sarah tells Abraham to “Get rid of that slave woman and her son,” because she does not want Ishmael, Hagar’s son, so share in Isaac’s inheritance. Abraham sends her away, but she gets lost and runs out of water.

Dying of thirst

She believes that they will die. You can imagine it: desperate, terrible thirst. Seeing your child get weaker and weaker. Being sure you will die of dehydration, and your son with you. So she puts him under a tree, in the shade, and walks a distance away.

Genesis 21:16, our verse for the week, says,

Then she went off and sat down about a bow-shot away, for she thought, ‘I cannot watch the boy die.’ And as she sat there, she began to sob.”

16 – or perhaps more – years earlier, Hagar had spoken with the Lord in the desert. Rachel gave a great write up last week in her post Can you see me? God had told her that her son would grow up, and now it seemed that he was going to die in the desert.

Just as an aside, Abraham was 86 when Ishmael was born, and 100 when Isaac was born. So Ishmael must have been at least 14 – probably closer to 16 or 17 as Isaac was weaned – when this incident happens. I always had it in my head that Ishmael was a small boy when this happened, but I’ve had to rethink that. Even allowing for different ageing times in Genesis, Ishmael was several years old than Isaac.

At a distance

It’s been a difficult verse. It’s so hard to imagine you would feel facing the death of your child. So many parents do face this, and I cannot begin to imagine the pain of it. It strikes me as strange in some ways that Hagar chooses to sit some distance away rather than being with Ishmael as he is dying. But perhaps that’s why it’s there: God sees Hagar, and intervenes, even if she has run away from her son’s final moments.

A bow-shot is about half a mile away, so she is at some distance. Perhaps, it’s only at that distance, that she can begin to cry. Perhaps, it’s only at that distance that the reality of her situation truly descends, and she really comes to the end of herself. Certainly, it’s at that distance that God can intervene.

The God who sees me

Last week, we saw Hagar celebrating that she had a God who saw her. Once again, he sees her, in her pain, her isolation and facing death. At her lowest point, when she has been abandoned by everyone, when the worst is about to happen, God sees her.

I imagine, as she walked, getting lost in the desert, she ranted at God. She probably asked him what the point was of the last 20 years that she had been with Abraham and Sarah. She probably raged at the hopelessness of her situation. Perhaps she had been praying desperately for water for hours.

It was only when she was at the very end, facing the death of her son, and probably her own death as well, that she sobbed. And that’s when God intervenes.

God does use our emotions, our extreme circumstances. He’s there when we reach the very end of our limits. He knows the pain of the parent losing their child. He knows the suffering of one facing death.

As relevant today

So yes, this is a hard verse. But there are parents today who face their death of their child. There are people dying of a lack of clean water. There are slaves who are abused and then cast out. This is an old story, but not an irrelevant one.

Yes, God sees us in our sufferings. But do we see others? Do we seek to assist those who may find themselves in a situation like Hagar? For there are certainly Hagars in our world today.

Next week,  Hagar’s story draws to a close. Rachel will be looking at our final verse:  God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, ‘What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.’ Genesis 21:17-18

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The Meal Planning Linky – Week 6 – 9th Feb 2018

Welcome to Week 6 of The Meal Planning Linky. This is a linky hosted by Naomi at The Organised Life Project and Katy at KatykickerAnyone is welcome to join – just check out the rules below.

I know we all need a bit of inspiration and motivation when it comes to meal planning. That’s why we’ve launched The Meal Planning Linky. We’ll share our posts about meal planning, and you can link yours up too. Seeing others’ meal plans – and sharing our own – not only keeps us accountable but also will inspire us.

Our Meal Plans for the Week Ahead

It’s half term this week (Hooray! I’m a teacher 3 days a week so it’s a break for me too) and of course, it’s Valentine’s day on Wednesday. So we’ve got a fairly meat heavy menu. I’m conscious that the boys won’t be having hot meals at lunchtime like they do at school and nursery, so I need to make sure they’ll eat well each day.

Saturday: I’m going to try to make this Lamb, Mint and Pomegranate Pie from Rosalilium. I’ve actually got lamb mince rather than neck but I think it will work. The boys tend to prefer mince as well. It’ll be a new recipe for us, so I’ll report back to let you know how it goes.

Sunday: We’re in Manchester visiting family, so no cooking for me.

Monday: Sausages and mash

Tuesday: Fajitas

Wednesday: Salmon Laksa for Tim and I; fish fingers, chips and peas for the boys.

Thursday: Jacket potatoes with beef tagine that was leftover a few weeks ago and I put in the freezer. The boys will probably have baked beans with theirs.

Friday: Chicken Cacciatore – this is a traybake version, and I think my sister makes something very similar.

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12 at home date night ideas – a great Valentine’s gift

I am a huge fan of the “At-home date night.” Yes, we love going out together, but the reality is that we can only get a babysitter once a month or so. So an “At-home date night” is ideal for us: we can put the kids to bed and enjoy a really nice meal together.

But the ‘Dine in for £10’ meals can get a little boring. A friend of mine had the idea of theming her date nights, and actually gave her husband 12 themed date nights throughout the year. If you’re stuck for a Valentine’s gift, these 12 at home date night ideas might be exactly the gift you’re looking for.

Grab my free printable from the Resource Library (you’ll need the password which you get once you sign up to the mailing list), print off 12 copies, fill out your chosen details and put them in envelopes – Valentine’s gift, sorted!

12 At-home date night ideas

Romantic French Meal

Menu: Three courses, and French! Souffles, oysters, boeuf bourginon, coq au vin, creme caramel, creme brulee, macarons… Don’t forget the cheeseboard too.

To drink: Wine, certainly. Champagne, preferably!

Dress code: Formal and elegant. Berets preferred.

Film: Amelie, Chocolat and several more on Netflix.

Italian-themed Night

Menu: Pasta, pizza, garlic bread and tiramisu

To drink: Italian wine and Prosecco

Dress code: Glamorous

Film: Roman Holiday, The Talented Mr Ripley, Life is Beautiful

Activity: Try to make pizzas by hand, spinning and stretching the dough.

Indian Night

Menu: Curry, of course!

To drink: Mango lassi and Beer

Dress code: The more colourful, the better

Film: Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi

Activity: Give yourselves henna tattoos

Chinese Night

Menu: Lemon chicken, black bean sauce, dumplings, fried rice.

To drink: Tea

Dress code: Chinese if you can! Elegant and stylish.

Film: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Activity: Find out about which Chinese year you were born in.

Morroccan Night

Menu: Tagine, cous cous, peaches with mint and orange blossom

To drink: Mint tea

Dress code: Relaxed

Film: Babel, Hideous Kinky

Activity: At home spa – get your mud face packs on and turn your bathroom into a steam room!

USA Night

Menu: Burgers, chicken wings and fries

To drink: Californian wine or beer

Dress code: Jeans

Film: Take your pick! Although I’d go for Designated Survivor on Netflix

Activity: Try to name all the states.

Stargazing and Campfires

Menu: S’mores

To drink: Anything warm

Dress code: Casual, lots of layers and blankets

Film: No need

Activity: Build a campfire and sit out, watching the stars.

1970s Date

Menu: Prawn cocktail, Roast chicken and Black forest gateau

To drink: Cocktails

Dress code: Vintage 1970s

Film: Annie Hall, Saturday Night Fever

Activity: 1970s Disco Karaoke

Superhero Date Night

Menu: Anything you can pick at

To drink: Whatever you choose

Dress code: Fancy dress

Film: Any superhero film

Activity: Make up your own superhero identity

Magic Making Date Night

Menu: Soup and Pumpkin Pie

To drink: Butterbeer

Dress code: Robes

Film: Harry Potter… Well, any magical fantasy film you like

Activity: Make up your own spells

Memories Night

Menu: A memorable dish from your past

To drink: A memorable drink from your past

Dress code: Your favourite outfit

Film: Your favourite film – or one you watched on a first date

Activity: Look through old photos and reminisce about how you got together

Futures Night

Menu: Something you’ve never eaten before – Japanese, Turkish, Korean… Take your pick!

To drink: Something you’ve never drunk before

Dress code: Something new

Film: Avatar, Blade Runner, Minority Report

Activity: Plan your bucket list for the next year

 

Great Worship Music for the Whole Family

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Every few weeks, I see a question in one of my Christian Mums Facebook groups. Mums are looking for recommendations for worship music to listen to in the car and with their children. I thought it might be useful to have a list of the music that is often recommended.

So these are a selection of the albums that come recommended very highly!

Great Worship Music for the Whole Family

Rend Collective: The Art of Celebration and Good News

     

Chris Tomlin: How Great is our God

Matt Redman: Sing Like Never Before and 10,000 Reasons

    

Hillsong Kids: Crazy Noise and Ultimate Collection

     

Bethel Kids: Come Alive

House Fires: II

Seeds Family Worship: All albums

These are all highly recommended as they are scripture put to music – great if you want to memorise Bible verses.

      

Lauren Daigle: How can it be?

United Pursuit: Simple Gospel

Bright City: Hello Maker

If you have any other recommendations, I’d love to hear them! Do pop them in the comments.

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The Meal Planning Linky – Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 of The Meal Planning Linky. This is a linky hosted by Naomi at The Organised Life Project and Katy at Katykicker. Thank you to those of you who are really becoming ‘regulars’ – we have a great community building up.

I know we all need a bit of inspiration and motivation when it comes to meal planning. That’s why we’ve launched The Meal Planning Linky. We’ll share our posts about meal planning, and you can link yours up too. Seeing others’ meal plans – and sharing our own – not only keeps us accountable but also will inspire us.

Our Meal Plans for the Week Ahead

Saturday: We are out on Saturday celebrating my Brother in Law’s birthday, so no cooking for me!

Sunday: Meze platter – I had put this in the meal plan for last week but I forgot we had date night, so I’ve moved it to Sunday.

Monday: Salmon with stir fry vegetables and noodles. The kids aren’t massively keen on this so they’ll have cheese on toast.

Tuesday: Omelette with potatoes and salad.

Wednesday: Chicken with honey and mustard sauce.

Thursday: Lasagne.

Friday: Fishcakes

We’ve had a bit of a weird week this last week. Ben was really poorly so I had Monday off work at home with him. This meant I missed my observation, so all my hard work over the weekend felt a bit wasted. This week coming is the last week before half term so I’ll be on wind-down by Friday!

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