Author Archives: piperterrett

Introducing our new hens

For the past few months we have been utterly inundated with eggs. It’s come as a bit of a shock to be honest as since we got our new hens late last summer, it’s taken them a while to get … Continue reading

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Hot Cross Buns: Taste and Value for Money Test

I’m sitting here feeling rather fat as I write this. I feel a bit guilty considering it isn’t even Easter yet, but I do have a good excuse. In a quest to find out which supermarket produces the tastiest and … Continue reading

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Can you name this weird vegetable?

OK… there are some strange vegetables out there in the vegeverse, like kohlrabi and celeriac, and I’ve met a few odd-looking parsnips in my time but this one really takes the biscuit. Or should that be stalk? Doug has been growing … Continue reading

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Our Local Food Swap

Some of the items at our local food swap Belated Happy New Year to you for 2015! It’s been a while since I posted, I know. 2014 wasn’t the fun year it initially promised to be for personal reasons and … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2013

Happy New Year! How was your 2013? Ours started slowly, with the snow putting the brakes on some of our plans, but turned out to be surprisingly good – if twisty-turny. We started the year determined to find a house … Continue reading

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Giant pumpkins

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Huggable Hens

Wow – how times flies. It’s been a while since I posted here for various reasons – suddenly having unexpectedly had to move house again for the second time in 18 months has been a bit preoccupying, not to mention exhausting (more … Continue reading

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Ten commandments of savings

Thanks very much to everyone who entered the Moneysupermarket.com competition to find the best ‘ten commandments of saving’ or top savings tips. There were some really great entries, but here are my ten favourites: – Get children saving at a … Continue reading

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Competition: Your favourite savings tips

Are you canny with your money? Fancy winning yourself £100 or more? Moneysupermarket have been in touch and are running a competition with personal finance and frugal bloggers as part of ISA season to see which of their readers can … Continue reading

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Our first organic veg box

Just for a change, Doug has started ordering us a weekly organic veg box to experiment with. Believe it or not, it’s the first time we’ve ever signed up to a veg box scheme – mainly because for years we … Continue reading

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