Sunday, 31 January 2016


So. It's 2016, and I notice I haven't blogged since October !!!!! There's a very good reason for this. November 10th welcomed into the world my fourth grandchild, who is my first grandson. My three lovely grandgirls, who I love very much, live in America, now I have a grandboy who lives just up the road from me :-). He is a poppet. I had the biggest honour of seeing him born, as I was birthing partner along with his dad :-)

Christmas came and went successfully. We all had a lovely time. A few months before December, I'd bought some raffle tickets for a pound, and won £50.00s worth of Co-Op saving stamps. They bought the bulk of our Christmas eats and drinks. Also I had been saving on my Iceland bonus card. Had managed to accumulate £18 and that was a great help as well :-) So a very cheap Christmas this time :-)

I made socks for all the girls, then made some for some of the boys as a little pressie each. All very gratefully received :-) I've also knitted loads for the baby.

We have been out walking, but mainly before the New year, and mainly to places we regularly go to, so won't be posting photos this time. Hopefully, we will get some nice Sunday walks in soon, if this damp weather subsides, and gets drier.

We ate far too much over Christmas. So thinking of embarking on a healthy diet regime, without actually going on a diet. I am fed up of diets, but if I can get into good eating habits, then that will do me more good than dieting. Also, diets end up becoming very expensive. My plan is to have more vegetable based menus. That won't be too difficult, as I'm a very hypocritical meat eater. If I had to kill it, I wouldn't eat it. So I'm aiming to do two meat meals a week. Two fish ones, the rest vegetable based ones. I think as well, it will be better on our budget, as meat is expensive. I do tend to believe that we eat too much meat, and that vegetable based dinners would be better for us. Anyway. Watch this space :-)

I was pleased we didn't throw away too much unused food stuff over the wither holiday time. Some stuff made it to the bin, but nowhere near as much in previous years. I am still doing reasonably well getting leftovers used up :-) Though I've had visitors this week, and some of the left overs didn't get 'recycled' and found the bin :-( Hubby and I did eat some left overs from yesterday, tonight though :-) a veg with Quorn pieces stir fry and brown rice. Very yummy :-) I have some rice left over, so that will become a rice salad. I'm challenging myself again to use up cupboard and freezer build up foods, I start off well doing this, then get pulled away, and it all starts building up again, but, I'm determined to get myself into gear and do this :-)

The next few months will be busy. My mum is moving in with us, so we have to get the house up to some decent standard which she will enjoy being in. Hubby and I are a bit lazy, and not the worlds best at home interiors. We are however looking forward to doing a spruce up. It's well over due.

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