We had a great week as a family. The first in our ‘ten weeks of thrift’ and we’re off to a good start!

I had a great work call on Monday, agreeing some work I’m really looking forward to with a fabulous, exciting organisation.

It was D’s 39th Birthday and we ate at the wonderful Curry Leaf Cafe in the evening. Our wonderful Nana put the kids to bed. It was delicious and you can read my review here.

On Tuesday, little K tried an after school Spanish Club at her preschool and enjoyed it!

On Wednesday I plotted an extended holiday next year. Might be a pipe dream, but I’m hopeful! I also made Som Tum with roast chicken and white rice. You can get my recipe (including thrifty hacks) here.

On Thursday, I joined the wonderful Mumpreneurs at their Shoreham networking meeting. I had a great morning representing Social Sparkle and meeting some rather inspirational women too.

Kitty also had a try out-at a Spanish-speaking childminder and did brilliantly.

On Friday, we had a much-needed down day making homemade pizza and watching telly. I did chores. My mum and her partner visited in the evening and we sat in the garden.

Yesterday brought us a morning of catching up on the blog in my pjs for me. Then onto Emmaus, Brighton where we bought these brilliant sundae dishes for B’s party. I also bought a little geegaw I plan to upcycle into jewellery for the slow fashion project I’m working on. I saw this teeny jacket too – if I were teeny I would buy it.

I photographed some of Nanas wonderful upcycling and chatted to her in the garden about life while K played in her pants. That post is yet to be written, but to be honest, she’s doing better on the slow fashion project than I am!

Today, we are swimming and then off to a lovely friends house for BBQ and hot tubbing!

A wonderful, positive week!


I captured my week for the lovely Hannah’s ‘The week That was Captured’ linky over at Make do and Push.


(I never did baby books and did well to keep everyone clean and fed when they were littler).

I love this linky, as it prompts me to write and to reflect on my week.  And I hope this blog will be something for me and my family to look back at.