Meal Plan Monday – 3rd July

It’s been a long time since I posted on here and I am truly sorry, life just got in the way and (when I feel up to it) I will explain. But I’m right back on it now, starting with this week’s Meal Plan. I’m having to tighten the purse strings significantly for the foreseeable future and so I’ve tried to create a plan that uses up a lot of what I have in the freezer/cupboards already! You might remember my post about moving towards a simpler life and the food challenge I set myself back in January? Well I’m doing something similar this time round too. Plus my freezer needs defrosting and I have a bucket list of travel destinations that just keeps getting bigger and bigger so I really need to focus on saving money for travel too!

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Saving Money for Travel – My Top Tips

Growing up my dad (who had been in the Navy) was forever telling me stories of wild, exotic places; of fascinating cultures and people and amazing sights he saw when he travelled the World. I was always convinced that I would do the same until I got older and started my career and started to feel like Worldwide travel would be forever out of my grasp.

But last year I realised that to travel didn’t necessarily mean to go off and do it full time in the way that my dad did, but that by taking regular trips we could see the World in a lot more practical a way. That being said travel still costs money (despite my firm belief in the quote “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”) and so we are saving up for various trips that we want to take – ticking off our bucket lists tick by little tick.

This past year we’ve been able to go to some amazing places such as Prague, Scotland and Iceland, and we have some amazing trips planned for the rest of this year too such as Croatia and Berlin, so as you can imagine we’ve been putting away our pennies to go towards those! As we are saving as much as we can towards travel experiences I figured I’d share my top tips for saving money up for travel (or any other goals you might have!)

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Meal Planning Monday

Hey lovelies!

It was my hubby’s birthday yesterday so this week’s meal plan is a bit late as we were busy celebrating!

This week is going to be super busy, plus we are all back to work/school *eurgh* and so I’m not going to be wanting to spend much time in the kitchen (tbh I never ever want to spend much time in the kitchen anyway ha!) so this week’s recipes are simple and quick family meals. Also between birthday celebrations and Easter half term we’ve spent a fair bit so I’m sticking to a super thrifty budget this week, and as before any new recipes are marked with an asterisk* 🙂

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Meal Planning Monday

Morning!

I’m travelling back from Aberdeen today (well technically Glasgow as I arrived here last night!) and plan to pop into the supermarket on my way home to do our big shop for this week. I’m looking for easy meals that I can throw together without a fuss and some lighter dishes to make the most of the weather whilst the sunshine lasts. Anyone else struggle to eat heavy meals when the weather is nice?

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One Pound Meals – Cookbook Review

I love cookbooks and have quite a collection (not that I use them all to be honest!) and I think Scott might have rolled his eyes when I bought this one home – pretty sure he expected it to sit and gather dust with the others in our kitchen.

I’d actually come across Miguel some time before on Instagram and loved his easy, budget friendly takes on meals but its quite hard to remember things that I see on instagram – I much prefer a written recipe that I can follow easily.

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