The Dump Cake recipe I featured on my blog is also featured on here as well. You could also win an Eden Valley Messenger Tote Bag, by submitting a money saving tip here Don't worry I am not going to submit any, I want all you guys to win the tote bag (s). I will just whine, beg, and make a general nuisance of myself to get one...........hey I write columns for them, I should get the odd perk!!
It all started when I popped over to Tracey's blog on Thursday morning and she mentioned Mother's Day in Britain. I had totally forgotten about it, so after a quick phone call to my mother, we decided she would celebrate Mother's Day with us in Canada in May, as she is going on vacation for a couple of weeks this weekend, so it's too late for me to send anything.
Now I am going to blame my calendar for this oversight, as I normally have a calendar with holidays on it for different countries. This year I am using the calendar that I bought from our local Volunteer Firefighter Department and all they have on it are the Canadian holidays. I do feel I need to give them a call with a few tips on how to make a calendar more appealing though. Below is the photo for the month of March:
I know it brings it home to you what firefighters do, but do you want to look at an accident all month? Now I don't expect it to be like the Toronto Firefighter Calendar although you must admit looking at those guys day in day out wouldn't be a chore; I would prefer not looking at an accident. They need to make it more attractive, otherwise next year they'll be getting it back!
I got this lovely piece of stained glass off my dad and step-mother from their holidays. Isn't it lovely? I love stained glass. Yes that is our garden, still covered in snow, and yes it sucks!!!!
It was warm enough on Thursday, that I was able to open the windows when I was doing my varnishing, still a bit smelly, but at least I don't have a headache. I had a day of trying to do some tidying up and even got a couple of letters written. It has been warm enough these past couple of days, that I haven't had to have the fire on until lunch time. Even the heating hasn't been on 24/7. I live in the hope that we don't have to fill the oil tank for the heating until middle to late April; we'll see!
Did you remember to put your money in your Daily Savings Box today?
Today's Money Saving Tip:
Buy one large roast, divide it up, and you can have several delicious meals for your family.