5 Frugal Things Post 69 – Aldi Roast Lamb & Walking Miles
Its Easter time and Birthday time this week. Everything merges together with some time off and celebration time. This birthday is no biggie, 41, I did so much to celebrate it last year with the big 40, this year will be much more quiet affair. A few meals out with friends over the next week or so.
Of course the frugal things continue this week!
Aldi Roast Lamb
I made a lovely Aldi Roast Lamb dinner for Sunday roast last weekend in practise for Easter weekend. Aldi meat is so good, I always find it tastes great and is great value for money. I bought a half leg of lamb that cost £7.98. This was big enough to serve the 5 of us with some leftovers. I also bought maris piper roast potatoes, carrots, and purple sprouting broccoli.
The lamb was super easy to cook. I simply put it in the oven and roasted for around 90 minutes, full instruction are on the packet and the time varies depending on the weight. The lamb was tender and tasty. And we all ate very well for £11 worth of food!
Trying out The Week Junior.
I have lots of friends who subscribe to The Week Junior for their children, so I thought I would give it a go and see if the children enjoy reading it and learn from it. The Week Junior is a mini version of the adult The Week and brings current affairs to life for children. Packed full of fascinating stories and information, it sounds perfect for Dylan and Josh, its recommended for children aged 8 to 14. Its only going to help them in their school environment so its sounds like a great thing to sign up for.
Helpfully I have found a link where we can try the magazine for free so I can try out if the boys actually read it! Why not get a copy yourself and see if your children enjoy it, its free why not!
Aldi Easter Goodies
I just love these chocolate farm animals from Aldi and bought one of each for the boys rather than Easter eggs. They cost £1.79 each and are very similar to the M&S animals, the Percy pig costing £8! We got the chick, sheep and pig and if the boys have trouble finishing them, I can give them a helping hand.
A day in London with lots of walking and no Tube Travel
On Monday I had a series of meetings in London, mostest exciting was meeting the team from uSwitch and interviewing the lovely Rachel Riley. You can read the full interview here and read all about Rachel’s countdown life, love of maths, and personal finance advice. I had three meetings in and around the city of London and I decided to walk to all of them. My train takes me straight into Moorgate so I walked to Tower Bridge for the uSwitch meeting. Then walked along the river over to Chancery Lane to meet my good friend Bola Sol (you must check out her website Refined Currency) for a catch up and then walked to St.Pauls to meet my buddy Anita for a quick drink and download of my problems in life. It was then a 15 minute walk back to Moorgate to get the train home. This meant I saved around £6 in tube fare and walked 14km!! And I got to take lots of beautiful pictures along the way.
Another Football Tour
Dylan has been invited to another Germany football tour with his Cambridge Academy team. This is the third tour this year and another £250. I know, its a lot of money, but I will always do all I can to encourage my children with amazing opportunities like this so he is going. Cambridge have helped out by saying I can pay in instalments, so this week I paid £100. And £150 will be taken in a months time. Not really a frugal thing but at least I can pay it in instalments.
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