Week 4 update! Another Sunday, another savings update!

One month down! I don’t know what happened but, this month and week just disappeared! We didn’t do anything overly special but that’s lockdown life 🤷‍♀️

This weekend my friend Sarah from sarahwithersblogs came to stay (she is in our extended household). We played some online quiz games. Ate plenty food & had some gin! It was good to see other people in person! I was also gifted a couple of other birthday gifts which were lovely including Chrissy Teigen’s cook book, Cravings which I am really looking forward to using!! Also some amazingly scented wax melts along with a few things that i could eat! Clearly knows the way to my heart 🥰 For all bookish things go and give her a follow!

If you haven’t realised by now that I love to cook then you haven’t read enough!

Another friend, the beautiful Panna over at the_glamguide on Instagram gifted me a much coveted eye shadow palette which meant I didn’t have to buy it from my birthday money 😍 If you like skincare & beauty then go and give her a follow!

Natasha Denona Mini Love

We both are fans of Poppy cooks and wanted to make her fondant potatoes. This meant that Sunday dinner consisted of marmalade and honey gammon, fondant potatoes & veg. The potatoes were so tasty that I also ate my sons portion 😆 Next time I will add more garlic though and a little more salt. For a first attempt though they were really nice.

Honey & marmalade gammon with Poppy’s fondant potatoes

Sunday dinner cost £9.16 in total and fed 5 people plus a portion of vegetables for the dog. This meant it was only £1.83 per portion. As mentioned previously I buy meat etc in bulk so we also have half of the Gammon left which I will use up for lunches and snacks during the week. I am hoping to make some hash browns with gammon and eggs for brunch tomorrow!

The oldest child baked some Rolo brownies on Friday night which super tasty! We have baked a lot this week. As well as the Rolo brownies we have baked kinder Bueno cookie slices & Mars bar krispies. They all went down well as an afternoon snack.

Kinder Bueno Cookie Dough Loaf

As mentioned in a previous post, I decided to put my birthday money into our savings pot. As well as this we also added some of our own money. We did spend £4.95 on some pakora because I’ve been craving them for weeks. They were terrible. Greasy, tasteless and not worth the money. Won’t be doing that again! I also purchased some acrylic storage for my makeup. We had Amazon vouchers so I only paid £5 towards this. During lockdown 1 I was studying, watching live lectures etc from anywhere there was space in the house. However, this time around I needed to find a more permanent solution. I had to get rid of my dressing table and turn it in to a desk. That meant finding something to put all my make up and skincare in. However, it does take our unnecessary spend to £9.95 this week🥲.

Acrylic storage

This week we have saved a phenomenal total of £310.79 . This brings our total savings to £517.20 which means we are 17.2 % of the way towards our goal!

Spent this week£9.95
Saved this week£310.79
Total savings to date£517.20
17.2% of the way to our goal!


  1. Charlotte says:

    Those fondant potatoes and that loaf cake look delicious!


    1. Zara says:

      This lady, is where the baking recipes come from. So good! The slutty brownies are the best!


  2. Sarah - SWB says:

    Those potatoes were so good! We’ll have to decide which of Poppy’s to do next time I get to visit!


    1. Zara says:

      All of them! 🤣

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