5 Frugal things post 48 Slow cooking and new boots

5 Frugal things post 48 Slow cooking and new boots

Last week was busy with family stuff leaving not so much time for work as I wanted. Dylan had to go into hospital to have a grommet removed so we spent Tuesday at hospital and then Wednesday at home recovering. Dylan recovered really well and was up walking around and playing the hospital Nintendo Wii just an hour after his operation! He was feeling so much better by the next day that we went to St. Albans for a spot of Mrs Mummypenny work and a subway lunch. All that choice of lovely food and restaurants and yes Dylan chose a £3 meal deal at Subway!

Here is what we did during the week involving money saving.

New Boots at Hotter Shoes

Whilst in St. Albans we popped into Hotter shoes to have a look through their boots and shoes. They have some beautiful boots and shoes perfect for this time of the year. And I got myself some cute purple ankle boots. They always have great offers available on boots, when I was in store it was buy one pair get one pair half price. I know they have a sale coming up at the end up this week from 12th October. Pop on over to their website to take a look at what they have.

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Root Touch Up

I am very sad to say but my hair is very grey. One of the worst things about getting older is my once beautiful thick auburn hair going grey and thinning out. To save some hair maintenance money I get my hair coloured every six months and touch up the roots myself every 6 weeks. I use the Nice and Easy root touch up that I get from Superdrug whom often have offers on buy 2 get one free.

Using the Slow Cooker

Using the slow cooker to prepare dinner is such a tasty and hassle free way of preparing food. You can pop almost anything in the slow cooker and it cooks the most tender and fall apart meat. This past week we have made roast chicken and jacket potatoes (not together!) in the slow cooker.

Birthday lunch at Pizza Hut

It is Josh’s birthday this week and he chose to go to Pizza Hut for his birthday lunch. The children love it mainly for the help yourself salad bar and help yourself ice-cream factory. Also its a very reasonable price to feed five of us for lunch. It cost us £40 and we ate so much that we didn’t need anymore food that day!

Three house viewings

Our house remains for sale with Emoov and this week has been very exciting with three viewings. We suspected things would pick up this time of the year as people decide that they want to be moving in before Christmas. Lets hope that one of the viewing turns into an offer and a sale! We decided to sell with Emoov as the price was so much cheaper than using a traditional estate agent. It has cost us £550 rather than £3000 upwards with a traditional high street agent. I wrote more about it here.

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

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Lynn Beattie

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