Tuesday, 15 August 2017


I have no words

You know it's going to be a sh*t day when you come home to this on your dinner break 😱😷


Saturday, 12 August 2017

Coppering up

Hi all
It's been one of those getting jobs done days today
The cat trays needed a good bleaching out so they got done this morning a stinky job but needs must lol
It's been a rainy morning but looks to be fining up again now so I've managed to get a full load of washing out and on the line

I've defrosted the freezer, absolutely hate that job but again needs must I've sorted through the draws and had a good sort out,I can see what we actually have now

Ooh much better now all clean and tidy

All the bills have been paid this week and I now have 0 in the bank until payday next Friday
There is £7 odd in my purse and about £7 in coppers so I may have to nip to Tesco and change them in the coin machine is all money at the end of the day and I think we are going to need it this week for milk and bread etc

There is plenty to use up in the freezer and there's plenty of pasta, rices, noodles, pulses etc in the cupboard

There's yogurts cheese milk bacon eggs and salad stuff in the fridge 

 Cauliflower carrots potatoes in the veg basket

Plenty of tea and coffee

And biscuits and bits in the treat draw

I don't think we will starve

And on a plus it helps use everything up
I'm not panicking yet

Tonight me and the teenager are going to watch a film I've got some microwave popcorn as a treat to use up and might make a vegetarian curry for us a fake away evening there's plenty of quorn pieces in the freezer I can soon rustle up a sauce to go with it 

OH is with family this evening so it's just me and the boy 

That's about it for today so I'll pop back tomorrow with some more ramblings on

I hope you all have a lovely weekend

Sammie xx 

Friday, 11 August 2017

Raining cats and dogs

Good evening all
It's been a rainy day today up north
It certainly it's starting to feel wintery the evening's are drawing in now and usually pretty dark by 9.30pm

We've all been at work all day and feeling pretty shattered to be honest I'm looking forward to a nice cup of tea then of to bed with the kindle

Look at these silly cats it's been absolutely pouring down and they won't come in

Both looking at me like I'm crackers lol

I didn't get very far they realised I went upstairs
Look I can't even have a wee in piece

Does anyone's else's pets follow you to the bathroom lol

And what on earth it's pixie doing?
I bleached the bathroom earlier she's giving it a good old sniff

Right-e-oh I'm off to bed I'm tired and cold tonight
Oh before I go look at these lovely candle holders I got from the poundshop not bad for a pound each I've got some vanilla tea lights in them my go to scent reminds me of the seaside 

I also saw some Yankee wax melts in poundworld called Santa's Treat 
Oh my they smelt divine like standing in a cookie shop
I had to walk away from those thou they had the S word on and that's mighty early yet

Goodnight Sammie xx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

cha cha slide

Yesterday i was in a foul mood
no idea why 

nothing special happened

i finished work at 5.30

the OH met me from work and we walked to aldi
i forgot she invited my sister and brother in law for tea last night
oh bugger it i couldn't be bothered at all ..ho hum

i was looking around aldi for some inspiration
i filled and unfilled the basket several times, walked round and round several times

OH got the hump 

words were exchanged

she left for home

i carried on shopping
some elderly woman grabbed my arm and said
"oh dear is your daughter alright"

Bloody daughter i thought 
(im not that much older than her and look pretty good- so i thought anyway lol)

i said actually its my girlfriend
i said yes im a lesbian rather loudly lol i couldnt help myself i did get some funny looks

at the checkout a rather camp chap said oooh i hope your having that cucumber for tea and winked at me

i went bright red

i then walked home

and slid across the dining room in a very cha cha slide action after stepping in two piles of cat sick

extreme hoovered the downstairs in a mood

then made gammon and pineapple for everyone

turned out nice in the end  :)

sammie xx

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

kicking out the lodgers

OOh heck
where do i begin

theres been plenty going on ooop North
some good, some not so good but ahwell

i left the laptop charging in the front room, on the sofa,
i was in the kitchen and thought the dining room looked misty'
i ran into the front room and the laptop charger was on fire
i have no idea how or why but just thankful the whole room didn't go up
so-no laptop!

my store cupboard/stockpile/emergency bunker
has gone due to visitors coming to stay for two weeks and ending up staying for twelve weeks

Yep twelve weeks 😮

My sister and her partner decided to move up north so I've been sorting them as much as possible, finding jobs, typing up cvs for them, looking for houses to rent, application forms, ringing up storage firms, van rentals you name it I've blooming done it these past three months, even bought them work boots so they can apply for factory jobs. It's been very hard very trying at times and I've been very skint they have had no money to contribute so things have been very  tough. They moved out last Friday I literally hung the bunting out lol

All they have moved in with is two suitcases of clothes a borrowed mattress from my spare bedroom, toiletries and a bunch of kitchen bits that I've helped pay for, plates cutlery kettle, canisters, sauce pans etc, tbh what a bloody nightmare I'm kinda glad they've gone, although only moved three streets up from me I'll be glad when their furniture arrives from the Isle of Wight so they can get sorted properly hells bloody bells

and ..I'm still skint, skinter than skint, I've council tax, and shopping to do this week then it's the OH's birthday my birthday then DS's birthday all within a
week, today it's our 3 year Anniversary, we didn't buy cards, not because we didn't want to but we've literally no money, think there is about 54p until payday, jeepers, we have bits in so will made a do with what we have, I couldn't be bothered to cook when I finished work this evening so OH fancied cheesy bacon butties and I had ham sandwiches lol were not bothered and we are happy so who cares

Eee will sign off for now I'm starring to rabble on

Few pages of 'Life on Soay' first thou then off to sleep

Goodnight for now, speak soon
Sammie xxx

Ive only gone and done it again

Hi all
 Ive only been gone blooming 7 months again
what a ta-doo

to be honest im surprised i have any followers left

thank you all for hanging around
i can see i have some serious blog catching up to do

il be back later with a catch up
currently working all day with a chap thats just popped in for a verruca removal! 
i can see he definitely needs his eyes testing we're an Opticians 
👀 😂

Back soon Sammie 

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Sammie is Skint

Hi all
sorry ive not been around for a few days caught the lurgy off my boss and been battling a cold ever since

its a skinter than ever back end to this week what with bills and other expenses im hoping to spend as little as possible on grocery for the coming week


i know when my bills are due out but some months a certain bill decides to alter the date it comes out, like today it wasn't due out until the 1st Feb so this morning i am forty something overdrawn-

im annoyed as now i will be charged £8 odd from the bank!! not very happy
anywho it will be pay day Friday then the routine starts again of splitting, saving and stretching the pennies for another week

 ho hum

so im making a quorn chilli con carne for tea tonight i will be stretching it out with extra tinned tomatoes, extra red pepper, and a whole tin of kidney beans,
only two for tea tonight so hoping to have plenty left over for portioned up freezer meals

ive had a look in cupboards and freezer so have thrown together a meal plan for the coming week and a shopping list of what we need

Thursday (tonight) - Quorn chilli con carne with rice and homemade yogurt flat bread
(making extra hoping to freeze a few portions of chilli)

Friday- Just me for tea tomorrow so it will be some of the above chilli or something easy like fried egg butty, sausage butty, noodles, or soup.
 ive not much of an appetite with this bloomin cold

Saturday/ Sunday - its just me at home so again easy meals, porridge, toast and soup, pasta or noodles, or something on toast, that will do me just fine

Monday- its always egg, chips and beans, i find this an easy meal when ive done a 9-6pm on a Monday and we all really enjoy this- kinda comfort food

Tuesday- Homemade mince and onion pies, cabbage and roast potatoes
( i will be making extra pastry and making quorn mince and onion pies and beef and onion pies for the freezer)

Wednesday - Just me at home so something easy for me or something grabbed from homemade freezer meals

Thursday - Homemade cauliflower cheese savory rice and onion fried potatoes

Friday- Homemade yogurt pizza, (in the freezer i have all the toppings i need, mozzarella, spinach, peppers, onions, and mascarpone) homemade potato wedges, baked beans

 (choice of puddings for the week  if anyone so wishes -rice pudding-ice cream-peaches-jelly)
will do some baking on the weekend, apple cinnamon buns i think ive apples to use up

Saturday - start again lol

so the actual grocery's i need to complete the upcoming weeks meals
Bread £1
3 litres Milk - £3 Corner shop
Fresh Orange x2 cartons -  £1.30 Tesco Value
Bag potatoes - 69p Home bargains
2x tins Beans 48p Tesco Value

3 packets cookies -  £1.20 Tesco Value
cereal bars - £1.00 Poundland
crisps - £1.00 Poundland

1 litre oil - £1.15 Tesco
Tea bags - £1.00 Tesco Red Lable temped to try Value ones 25p
Cheap margarine for baking 89p Tesco
Savory rice - Tesco Value  25p
Frozen cauliflower  - £1.10 Tesco

we have dog food and cat food, they need biscuits and treats £2 biscuits treats £3
we have laundry supplies
we have cleaning supplies
and we still have some fridge foods and fruit

so altogether a spend of £19.06 for the upcoming weekend and next week i can cope with that i think

ooh its blooming freezing up North, icy on the cars and roof tops again this morning although mighty better than a couple of days ago everywhere was frozen solid i literally ice skated to work lol

not much planned for the weekend fussy teenager is at the x's this weekend, OH is working away, im home alone with the fur babies, fish and Mr man (gecko)
lots to do at home thou the yard wants a good sweeping and a tidy up
i have a half decorated bedroom -tbh i just cant be arsed with it lol
everywhere needs a general tidy up
dont get me started on the front bush (ooh err, the privet hedge out the front :)
dog needs walking
and i need all the above groceries

and i cant be bothered with any of it as feeling all stuffed up with no energy
i shall have to force myself, you never know it might make me feel better

wishful thinking sammiantha

Catch up soon
Sammie xx

bloody hell i cant believe a gel pen at work must have leaked and ive not noticed it, i look like a chuffing smurf
all over me, one one has said anything and only just seen it all over my hands, and face when passing the mirror

one of them bloody days already !!


I have no words You know it's going to be a sh*t day when you come home to this on your dinner break  😱 😷 Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp  ...