5 Frugal Things Post 31 – Ubers, Icelollies and Clever Cutters

5 Frugal Things Post 31

The highs and lows of life have been highlighted this week. The Manchester bombings affected me deeply. I was destroyed when I heard the mum of Olivia Campbell on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday morning pleading for information on her daughter who hadn’t returned home. We found out early the next morning that she had been killed.

My thoughts are with all of those affected by this atrocity. We must stand tall, support each other and not live in fear. The week consequentially has been a highly emotional week. I was in London all day on Tuesday where I attended a brilliant Female Empowerment discussion. I also spent time with White Stuff, JML Direct and a few PR agencies. Lots of exciting things are coming.

Wed/Thursday and Friday were all at home and I managed to take most of Friday off for things like free personal training, sitting in the garden with friends, spending time with the boys.

London Meetings

Lotty, Emma and I had a packed agenda on Tuesday in London and we had to get from Farringdon to Soho to Farringdon and back to Great Portland between 10:30 and 3pm. Rather than faff with buses or tubes we ubered it. It cost us £30 for all the trips (despite one slight confusion with the wrong postcode). I suspect public transport would have cost not much less but much more time.

JML Direct Bubbles and Brunch

I got a JML Direct clever cutter from the JML Bubbles and Brunch Event. Such a clever device that we have been5 frugal things post 31 using for all our chopping since!! It’s a chopping board and knife in one device, time saving, less cleaning, I love it. And so does Josh the 7-year-old chef!! We were with JML to learn all about their new grill circle and copper stone pans. The grill circle was amazing, such a healthy, very clever way of cooking. Everything demonstrated by Phil Vickery. I can see why he’s been on This Morning for 18 years, he was so good at chatting, coooking at the same time, sharing tips! More coming soon on these exciting products when I get to try them out myself.

Hubby riding bike to work and taking packed lunches

Hubby has been out working this week doing house clearance work to tide us over before we sign contracts for his new business. It’s hard, physical work, long hours. He has been cycling to work on the days where I have needed the car (we only have one car) and has been taking in packed lunches and big bottles of water.

Reduced Food at the Co-op

Have taken full advantage of Co-op reduced price goodies this week. Yesterday I managed to bag sausages for 80p, mini pizzas 4 for £2.20 , garlic bread, mozzarella & tomato salad, humous all for more than half price. Dinner yesterday was lovely.

Walking Home from School

The walk home from school Thurs/Fri has been very hot this week. And the reward getting home has been an ice lolly. I bought a bumper lolly pack from Aldi earlier in the week. £2.99 for 20 lollies including dupe feast, rockets, mini milks. Yum. I have also been making boozy poptails for Aldi for the blog. Check out this post for how I got on with recipes. They are very yummy.

aldi cocktails

I am linking up with CassEmma and Becky in this week’s ‘Five Fabulously Frugal things I have done this week linky.


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Lynn Beattie

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