Sunday, 23 March 2014


So yesterday we went back to Scunthorpe for a better look around. As the first time we went we was just finding our way round. After we had a good look in shops, we went to a place called Discount Foods and its address is:
  • Unit 9, Ashley Estate, Exmoor Avenue, Skippingdale Retail Park
  • DN15 8NJ Scunthorpe

Now in no way am i getting anything for mentioning this place, I am telling you because it has fab bargains. The guy who runs it is great since you get a warm welcome. So i had a good look around and like everywhere there will be things that are not for you and things that are. Now we love our fruit and i mean love it, the kids can often be found  with a tin of peaches or pears etc munching away!
                          So when i spotted these's bargains i was in heaven i tell you i could have jumped in that freezer! I admit at one point i was hanging in the freezer for a bag of cherries, well actually i got 2 that last bag was coming home with me (i would have wrestled anyone else for it).

So here is what i bought (well hubby did lol) now i spent about £28 hubby has got receipt so i know its around that. Now everything was a bargain, but the best every was the fruit.
        Now the fruit is 50p  scoop, the guy who's runs it gets it for you. He puts gloves on the scoops your fruit .now here's my list of fruit. I was amazed! Now when i got home i weighed each bag i was amazed,remember weights will be different every time.

            STRAWBERRIES i got 4 scoops =2.2kg =£2.00 now fresh is £3.50 for 270gms that lot would have cost me £29.75.

             RED CURRANTS i got 4 scoops = 1.8kg = £2.00 i can not compare as i cannot find a price.

              pomegranates i got 4 scoops = 2kg = £2.00 i cannot compare price as i could'nt find lose.

              APRICOTS  i got 3 scoops as that was last =1.28kg =£1.50 fresh lose £5.10.

              CHERRIES i got 2 bags at 2.5 kg = £3 a bag .fresh is £5.72 that would have cost £28.60.

So you see well worth a look, i have had the fruit out defrosting and its tastes amazing. Will i got back i sore will. They also have lose veg as well. So if you live not far or fancy a drive up go and take a look.

We also got a free apple pie : ) .

Here's a happy face with a yummy lolly.

Lisa xxxx

Tuesday, 18 March 2014


Well at the weekend, we took the kids out as we had promised.We had a nice time,we went to Scunthorpe .Now we have never been there.But i can tell you i will go again.They have a fab Market,got some bargains .Loads of shops and best off all its all flat and pedestrian zoned.Also very wheelchair friendly.
                                     Then when we got home my hubby had a letter from work.It's not 4 months now.People will know by the end of march.So in 2 weeks he could potentially be out of work! So yesterday he has been looking at job's.Already applied for one.He's gonna keep looking.We will not be beaten!

Lisa x

Friday, 14 March 2014


My husband works in mental health and there was rumors earlier in the year about job loss, but told the jobs were safe. He came home from work on Wednesday  morning and told me that he could be made redundant. Did I get mad? Did I cry? Well to be honest, no. There is to be 2 new units open, but obviously not enough jobs. So they have to apply for them and he may get one he may not. Hes going to start looking at other jobs out there. We both agree that we can not sit around waiting to see what may happen. They will know in 4 months. Years ago i would have sat and cried for hours and hours. But as they say the older you get, the wiser you get. We are not going to make our self's ill over this. We have 3 kids at home, and yes there older but they still need support in  different ways.This will not beat us!
                                            We are hoping we do not have to go on benefits, but if we do we do. But we are gonna try our best  not to. We have been down that route years ago and hubby found it so hard and degrading. The thing i remember the most was, we had nearly run out of baby milk. Hubby's giro did not come through, so he rang up. The lovely woman on the other end of the phone, said to my husband. What you want me to do? Make it for you? well to say we was shocked is and understatement. We didn't want to be on benefits but we had no choice.
                                            So what am i doing now, well i already have a store cupboard and 2 freezers. I was gonna run it all down and then restock. That is not an option now, so i am stocking up, i have an approved foods order coming today. Over the next few months we will stock up on everything. We have made list's of what we need and will continue to do so. Hubby already does overtime and will continue to do so.

Lisa xxx