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Re-thinking values in society

I watched Professor Brian Cox on T V last night, looking at the enormity of the universe and our part in it. He said something about the human brain being like a computer with 80 billion neurons. He also talked about how knowledge is passed down from one generation to another. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Aldi or Tesco?

The Aldi super-six this week are fun-size apples (8/9/10), fun-size pears (7/8/9/10), baby corn (135g), salad potatoes (1Kg), plums (500g) and chestnut mushrooms. They are all 69p and the offer lasts until the 8th of October. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: save and invest

The Aldi super-six this week are cherry tomatoes (300g), savoy cabbage, carrots (1Kg), celery, onions (1Kg) and snack pack grapes (170g). They are all 39p and that offer lasts until the 24th of September. I had some celery! (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Keep on saving

The Aldi super-six this week are cherry tomatoes (300g), savoy cabbage, carrots (1Kg), celery, onions (1Kg) and snack pack grapes (170g). They are all 39p and that offer lasts until the 24th of September. I like celery in soup or stew… (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Late summer bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are figs (3/4), mangetout (150g), garlic (4), cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), nectarine (4/5) and fun size pears (7-10). They are all 69p. That offer continues until next Wednesday, 10th September. (more…)


The Review: August Bank Holiday Weekend

Horse owners at the Frying Pan

The sun’s shining today and we have a Bank Holiday weekend. I’ll be out taking photographs as usual; I’m not quite sure where. It seems a little bit chilly for August, but there’s a music festival on in Brunswick Park, here in Wednesbury today. One band tweeted that is was an all day event and they’re on at 5pm. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: price competition

The Aldi super-six this week are cucumber, spring onions (100g), mixed chillies (80g), pointed cabbage, carrots (1Kg) and broccoli. They are all 39p this week. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Back to school?

Aldi supermarket

The Aldi super-six this week are peaches (4/5), large vine tomatoes (500g), snack pack grapes (170g), green beans (220g), plums (500g) and baking potatoes (4 pack). They are all 69p and the offer ends on the 13th August. (more…)


Online job applications

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Applying for a job  online can be quite a complicated process. You are often asked to upload documents such as a C.V. (resume) and a covering letter. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Saving money

The Aldi super-six this week are courgettes (500g), salad potatoes (1Kg), nectarines (4/5), cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), cauliflower and chestnut mushrooms (250g). They are all 69p each. (more…)


The Review: Carnival Day

Yes, it carnival day in Wednesbury! This is part of the Black Country Festival and there are events right across the Black Country. It’s the Wolverhampton City Show all weekend. West Bromwich and Great Bridge have events and Darlaston has it’s Party in the Park all weekend too. It’s gonna be bostin’… (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Summer bargains

Aldi

The Aldi super six this week are Romaine lettuce (2), sugar snaps (150g), baby plum tomatoes (300g), peaches (4/5), galia melon and cherries (200g). They are all 69p each. I think summer salad days are here at last! (more…)


The Review: Birmingham floating market

Narrowboats floating market at Walsall

Birmingham

Last weekend I photographed the narrow-boats at Waterside Place in Walsall. This weekend they are in Birmingham doing a floating market.  Try to take a look at that this weekend, you could even take your camera! (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: thrifty savings

Picture of Aldi

Aldi

The Aldi super-six this week are radishes (300g), button mushrooms (200g), snack pack grapes (170g), carrots (1 Kg), Jersey Royal new potatoes (450g) and cherry tomatoes (300g). They are all 49p and the offer lasts until Wednesday 2nd July. (more…)


The Review: first day of summer

flowers on the brambles

It’s the first day of summer here in the UK and we can now enjoy three months of mowing the lawn, washing the car and trying to get a bit of a tan. People will be getting their summer clothes out; the shorts and the tee shirts. There will be some sights out there to photograph in the coming weeks! (more…)


The Review: Life is so complicated

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Today’s picture is of the River Tame. Those flowers are dying off now, but it always looks good in May. The Tame is the subject of a heritage project now and they need a volunteer to help.The application seemed a bit too complicated for a job where you don’t actually get paid. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Hunting down the bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are baby corn (135g), Romaine lettuce (2), oranges (5/6/7 pack), large vine tomatoes (500g), mushrooms (380g) and fun-size bananas(7). They are all 69p each and the offer lasts until the 18th of June. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: good food and style on a budget

I haven’t done my shopping yet this week, I’ll take a look to see what they have in Aldi later. I’m thinking about cooking a stir fry, so some diced pork would be good for that. You can do stir fry with mince, its a bit harder to eat with chopsticks though…. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: spring barbecue?

The Aldi super-six this week are baby plum tomatoes (250g), baby corn (135g), salad potatoes (1Kg), rhubarb (400g), fun-size pears (8) and chestnut mushrooms (250g).   They are all 69p each. That offer runs until the 21st of May. The new offers will start on Thursday, 22nd of May. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Supermarket price war?

The Aldi super-six this week are baby plum tomatoes (250g), baby corn (135g), salad potatoes (1Kg), rhubarb (400g), fun-size pears (8) and chestnut mushrooms (250g).   They are all 69p each.  I’ll have the salad potatoes… That offer runs until the 21st of May. The new offers will start on Thursday, 22nd of May. (more…)


The review: We are yamyams!

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The weather forecast for this Bank Holiday weekend is good. I’m hoping to get out in the garden today and finish my runner bean trench. Gardening is popular in the Black Country. I’ll also be out taking photographs, watch out for me!

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Thrifty Thursday: In the garden?

The Aldi super six this week are cucumber, mixed chillies (65g), limes (3), beetroot (500g), garlic (500g) and tomatoes (6). They are all 39p each. They are on until the 7th of May. I went to Lidl this week too, it’s not quite as good as Aldi. (more…)


The review: A nice little war?

As we live in our own little worlds we tend to forget what’s happening in the wider world. For as long as I can  remember, the forces of capitalism and communism have fought it out; usually in someone else’s country. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Spring bargains

The Aldi super six this week are cucumber, mixed chillies (65g), limes (3), beetroot (500g), garlic (500g) and tomatoes (6). They are all 39p each. I went yesterday and they still had last week’s super six, so I had a cauliflower, salad potatoes and some parsnips. I also bought garden tools for 1.99 each. (more…)