What a treat not to get up at 6 am this morning. I love bank holidays! What a shame the weather is so rubbish. I was hoping to catch a couple of boot sales this weekend but if the rain keeps up they will all be a washout. Still, not spending loads of money at a boot sale could be considered one of my five frugal things this week….
Simplicity and a cup of tea in bed
I picked up this book, Simplicity: Easy Ways to Simplify and Enrich Your Life by Elaine St James, at the charity shop this week. I promised myself in the New Year that I would make time for reading again and read at least one full book a month. This is so absorbing that I have almost finished it already.
I have been thinking about simple living and decluttering a lot recently (I wrote this blog post on the subject), so finding this book seems serendipitous. It is right up my street! I will publish a review when I have read it.
The cat joined me this morning for a lie-in and a cup of tea in bed and I read a bit more. Now that is one of life’s simple pleasures.
The car exhaust started clanking this week. I think it had worked its way loose with all the potholes. I have been doing my best to dodge them but there are so many!
The local quick fit exhaust place looked at it and said it needed replacing. It would cost around £250….I must have looked shocked enough that they took pity on me and said it could probably be repaired with a bit of welding. So it is booked in for Tuesday and I am looking at £50 rather than £250! So I can count it towards my five frugal things.
Sweet potato burgers
I made these tasty little burgers using a recipe I found on the Tesco website. They were really nice. We ate some and froze the others. They will be a nice easy tea some time.
I mentioned last week that we had bought a king sized bed frame at a bargain price on Facebook. We then found a nice mattress online. Blimey, they are a price!
I would have liked a memory foam one but they were too expensive, so settled on a sprung one with a memory foam top. It was reduced from £340 to £170, so we made a good saving.
We put it all together today and it is so comfy! Mr S fits on it and can finally stretch out a bit! The favourite one of this week’s five frugal things for sure.
I can recommend the retailer, Mattress Tomorrow. Ordering and delivery was quick and painless with great customer service.
Now that the bed is up we will need to invest in a king size duvet and bed linen. In the meantime, I popped to Asda to grab a couple of king sized sheets. They were only £6 each!
How has your week been? As usual, I’m linking up with Cass, Emma and Becky in this week’s ‘five frugal things I’ve done this week’ linky. Hop on over to see what everyone else has been up to and add your link if you have a blog.
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