Last of all, get enough sleep - make sure the kids wear themselves out and get to bed early (and up early the next day) and you'll all probably feel better by the end of the Easter holidays! More ideas for the school holidays!
The National Trust has put together over 100 different activities and events to do for free over the holidays. There's loads of choice for everyone, from surfing, mountain climbing, watching an historical re-enactment or standing in the steps of movie stars. You can search by region to find something in your chosen area. More ideas for the school holidays!
If your Iphone deal with O2 is up - make sure you take a look at these:
paying monthly, 300 minutes, unlimited texts, unlimited data and wi-fi - £20 per month or 12 month contract- but same as above - £15 per month!
It seems from this that most people could save money on one of these deals. It's the usual old thing - every time a contract ends, everytime something is up for renewal, you've just got to get out there and find a better deal - they're relying on you not doing it!
If you've been enjoying all the free knitting patterns I've been blogging about and can't knit, but wish you could -then this is for you! These 5 free online video tutorials will show you clearly how to cast on, cast off, knit and purl, increase, decrease and make up. Get those frugal needles clicking!
This soup is cheap to make and fairly low in fat and calories. You can add fresh coriander leaves to finish the soup off in the bowls if you like them, but this may not be very frugal (unless you have some growing in your garden) as packaged herbs can be expensive from the supermarket. If you have chicken stock left over from a roast chicken carcass then this can be used instead of a vegetable stock cube.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 Large onion
1 heaped teaspoon ground coriander
1.2 litres Vegetable stock (made from a cube)
Peel and slice the carrots and roughly chop the onion.
Heat up the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the carrots and onion and fry for five minutes, turning all the time until the onions begin to soften.Stir in the ground coriander and cook gently for one more minute.Add the black pepper (to taste). Pour in the stock and bring the the mixture to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer the soup for 20 minutes until the carrots are soft. Stir the soup a couple of times during cooking.
Cool and liquidise the soup with astick hand blender*, or in a liquidiser. Taste the soup and add more pepper if needed.
Serve with fresh bread, French bread or rye bread. Warm any stale rolls or left over French bread in the microwave to soften or toast stale sliced bread and spread whilst hot with butter.
I've found yet another blast from the past! (Well - strictly speaking 2 blasts!) You can knit one for yourself, your kids - or even your other half - a jumper picturing the Thunderbirds characters, their spacecraft or the fabulous Super Mario! These Thunderbird and Super Mario Bros knitting patterns by Gary Kennedy Intarsia go right up to adult sizes. And if you can't face the thought of anyone actually wearing a character, they are knitted from a separate graph for each one, so they can be used to create cushion covers, throws and, well, anything else you can think of! Start knitting now for Christmas!