Open House / Do You Have A Menu Board?


Come on inside my virtual home...

Come on inside my virtual home…

I’ll kick off today with a subject that’s very close to my heart – or rather my stomach.

As an obsessive meal-planner, a menu-board is an essential bit of kit in our home.

This is ours:

Simply Being Mum’s Menu Board

This is the one I should have purchased when I saw it earlier this year:


The One That Got Away!

The One That Got Away!

And this is how to make your own!

The Frugal Girl’s Menu Board


Do you have a menu board?

The doors wide open Guys, come on in and chat. Anything goes!

(Don’t forget to drop links in so we can continue the conversation elsewhere also)

No Waste Tastes Great / Back To Basics

It’s been almost 4 years since I started participating in The Frugal Girl’s Food Waste Friday.


(Don’t forget the hashtag! #Food WasteFriday)

While taking part I devised my own Friday routine which I called;

No Waste Tastes Great

This routine may have evolved over the last 4 years, and is currently being changed once more – which I will post about soon…

But the basics of my fridge cull and clean remains the same.

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Blast From The Past Recipe & A Thank You

Just by chance, this morning, I decided to check the date of my first ever blog post.

It was 8 October 2010.

Gosh – over 4 years ago. Doesn’t time fly when you’re typing ;)

I then checked what I’d posted on 15 October 2014 – 4 years to the day.

It was this Simple Chicken Tikka Masala Slow Cooker Recipe

(without photos – what was I thinking?)

When I first started blogging it was to record, and share, my homespun recipes with friends and family, and anyone else who stumbled across me in the virtual world.

Now seems the perfect time to thank you for finding me.

Thank You!

Thank You!

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Clear Your Clutter Completely

“Today is your day to let go of things that no longer serve you.”
Katrina Mayer.

We’ve spent a significant amount of the last two weekends, clearing the clutter at Chez Wright.

Christmas is coming (there I said it) and we’re decluttering in preparation of the change of seasons.

But that’s not the only reason. My daughter has started holding an annual fundraiser, in November, for a local children’s hospital. This was last years.

Decluttering provides stock to raise funds…

Getting ready for the 'pick a bag' stall!

Getting ready for the ‘pick a bag’ stall!

…but more on that next week!

While we’ve been having fun decluttering kids’ bedrooms, I’ve also been taking the time to find general clothing and other items that are no longer needed.

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Food Waste Friday / Shopping Naked To Reduce Waste

I’ve been participating in The Frugal Girl’s Food Waste Friday for almost 4 years.

(And hosting alternate weeks for just over 2 years)


Here’s my first ever post¬†which was dedicated to my amazing Gran.

During those 4 years I have focused on reducing my food waste, to the point where it is minimal.

This was helped by sticking to my No Waste Tastes Great routine.

But as with everything in life, things need mixing up from time to time.

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