Still here..just!

Hello all,how are you?
For the last 2 weeks i have been battling a very nasty cold..it has stolen my mojo and left behind a very sore nose and every part of me aches.At least today i feel partly human.
So its the last day of the month..wow is it me or has it just dragged by? Our spending has been under budget and i am baking again .We have sewn up a few pairs of jeans that the girls have and they will be good to go for another few months.I have been selling on Ebay and listed more items as well..it all helps with our budget.
We did have two expenses,one was the hoover and the other was a massive bookcase for the girls bedroom..the little one they had was just groaning under the weight and the books were spreading all over the floor in front of it..so now they have a lovely big one with all the books and games neatly on it..still have some books that couldn't fit on so we may have to buy another but it will need to be slimmer to fit in the gap and that can wait til next time.I now have their little bookcase in my bedroom..all my books fitted nicely and i have room to spare..i cleared space in another bookcase by removing mine and putting in the bedroom, now hubby has that one for his books.We bought the bookcase in the sales so it was reduced but not a lot..but was under £40 with delivery..the girls are ecstatic and i am relieved that i don't keep treading on things and stubbing my toes everytime i go in there.

 We took down all the Sylvanian houses and boxed them back up and put them away.
The girls wanted to keep 3 to play with which is fine and a lot easier to keep clean.

 The old bookcase in my room.

Today in the need of some fresh air i took the girls to our local library..its just lovely there. I could spend ages just sitting and reading .We had a really good look for books and came home with a good size bagful..plenty for both of them.



As you can see we are having a reading afternoon..so quiet and not a peep out of them.

The girls are mad on Harry Potter..they were using sticks and pencils as wands..so their dad being the great dad he is..made them a wand each from hot glue.He looked on Pinterest and braved the cold in his shed to make them..

The girls painted them what colours they wanted and they were extremely happy.
Hubby used about 6 glue sticks and a stick to make them..aren't they cute. Now we have to dodge the spells as they fly around lol.

I heard on the news that February is going to be cold with snow,gale force winds and freezing temperatures..do you believe them any more? After the weather warnings a few weeks back that came to zero i personally now just look out my window and watch my thermometer for temperature readings.I always carry a small umbrella in my handbag just in case.Maybe all the money they invested in the new weather forecasting computer was a waste as they can't seem to get it right or in some cases its  totally wrong.
I hope that your all feeling good and being thrifty.
sara


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  1. Lovely to hear from you, glad you're starting to feel better. Some very nasty colds going around at the moment.

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    1. Thank you..i am feeling like a rag in the wind but getting there..
      sara

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  2. Glad you're on the mend, this cold really is a stinker isn't it.

    Absolutely love the wands.

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    1. The wands are brilliant aren't they..much better than bought ones..yes the cold certainly brought out the meanie in me.
      sara

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  3. Good to read you're feeling better. It's been a rotten month for germs flying around.
    The bookcases look great. Lily's are just kept in a large basket for now but I see that changing as they increase in number.
    Let's hope the arctic weather stays away. X

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    1. Hi Jules,,we had baskets for years until they split at the sides..its a good thing to have plenty of books..feeds the mind
      sara

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  4. I know so many people that have had this virus that's just floored them - glad you're feeling better xx

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    1. Hi Trudie..this virus totally knocked me off my feet..the search party found my mojo lol
      sara

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  5. Glad you are feeling better Sara. Jess and I have had it for 4 weeks, with Jess culminating in a chest infection, we felt really poorly.

    Spring is just around the corner hopefully.

    The bookcase looks good and my goodness Simon is clever, those wands look great.

    Much love
    Marie xx

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    1. Marie..hello lovely.o no is Jess ok now..and you as well..its flipping awful isn't it..never mind we seem to be all on the mend now i hope that both of you are.
      Simon is a clever clogs..now he is making Fionna a crib..
      much love to you both
      sara

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  6. Just found your blog, so glad that you are back to posting ! The wands are great, far better than you could buy, keep getting better !

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    1. Hello Mrs Shoestring..your blog is truly brilliant i have been reading it..
      The wands are great and now hubby has to make some more for our grand daughters
      sara

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