Hello Dear Reader,
Today, we’ve been out, had coffee and cake and it didn’t cost a penny. We went to Seaton Beach and walked our dogs. Most beaches in Cornwall have dog bans and it was amazing to let them play on the sand. The beach was covered in dismembered kelp which looked prehistoric as was so long and frondy. The tide was out and it was a delight to clamber over the rocks and poke around rock pools. There was a cafe on the beach and it looked well used and popular. We didn’t use it. We found a bench with a lovely view and got the coffee and cake out that we’d taken with us. Parking was free, so our morning out didn’t cost us anything but the fuel to get there.
On Friday, we had some slow cooked beef brisket and we ate half of it, the rest got wrapped in foil and popped in the fridge. I sliced it and made up some gravy and put it to reheat in my mini oven. I roasted some potatoes, carrots and parsnips with a spray of low calorie oil and put them both in the mini oven.
Here’s the finished result. Roast beef and all the trimmings. This afternoon, we’ll dismantle a couple of pallets and chop them up for kindling. I’ve cleaned the drive and had another scrub of the patio.We’ve managed to spend nothing yet this January. It’s unseasonally warm and we don’t need to burn too much wood or light the fire until the evening. Anyone who reads this blog for the first time today must think I’m the world’s biggest misery guts but not spending money and living simply gives me peace.
In this busy world, we all need all the peace we can get.
Love Froogs xxx