Try making candles 1 day ago
Another packet used for my second attempt. Was nice but preferred the curry.
Shall try a recipe from scratch next time. 4 days ago
Get a computer qualification (Microsoft skills diploma) 2 weeks ago
For my first attempt at using a slow cooker I cheated and used a Schwartz sachet. It was nice and straight forward, though at first I was a little dubious at the low quantity of liquid but it turned out that I didn’t need to be.
I liked the result and more importantly so did my friends that I was cooking for (chips was the unneeded back up plan!). 2 weeks ago
I’ve decided to fork out and have my post redirected for another couple of months if only to catch a stray Christmas card or two.
Still have odds and sods to finish. I really should have done this by now :/ 3 weeks ago
Discovered that my contract doesn’t run out for another 3 months so this is on hold until February next year. 3 weeks ago
So we’re in November and I think I’ve done pretty damn well. Whilst there have been brand new things purchased I think I can fairly claim to have cut down on impulse buying by a good 90%.
But honestly, here’s the hard part coming up – Christmas. I love Christmas and I love presents. But what I love about presents is hunting down, figuring out, and giving the BEST present. (Yes, capitals were need because I’m pretty damn good.) Ok, so I suppose there’s the whole ‘it’s the though that counts’ and that home made gifts come from the heart etc but part of me worries not about being the best but coming across as naff and a bit cheap. Which I suppose is a bit hypercritical as it took me ages to convince my mum that I didn’t mind second hand books and dvds off Amazon if money was tight – I think what actually sold it was when I pointed out that you can get more that way but for the price of just one brand new.
But I shall try, I’ve actually been sourcing jars and little wooden spoons so I can make body scrubs, and I’m halfway through my first scarf of the season… Whilst I doubt that 100% of my presents will be handmade or second hand I am going to give it a good try as I don’t intend of falling flat on my face at the finish line, though I’ll settle for inelegantly tripping over it at a push! 3 weeks ago