Thursday, 15 March 2018

Book Review: The Chalk Man

The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
You can feel it in the woods, in the school and in the playground; you can feel it in the houses and at the fairground. You can feel it in most places in the small town of Anderbury . . . the fear that something or someone is watching you.
It began back in 1986, at the fair, on the day of the accident. That was when twelve-year-old Eddie met Mr Halloran - the Chalk Man.
He gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages for his friends and it was fun, until the chalk men led them to a body.
Thirty years later, Ed believes the past is far behind him, until an envelope slips through the letterbox. It contains a stick of chalk, and a drawing of a figure.
Is history going to repeat itself?
Was it ever really over?
Will this game only end in the same way?

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Our everyday money saving basics

Easy ways to save money every day
You know we love writing a good money saving post over here. We've offered advice on everything from inexpensive date ideas to saving for your first home and how to knock money off your bills. It occurred to us though that we've never shared our money saving basics, those simple tips that we use all the time that have just become a way of life for us, the things that allow us to save for the big stuff like a Disney holiday or a home project. So today, we're here to rectify that and share with you our money saving basics, a money saving 101 if you will.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Recipe
I absolutely love cooking meals in my slow cooker, it's so easy and tastes delicious. It's honestly one of the best things I've ever bought. I like to cook big batches of meals in it and freeze them which makes even better and means after a long day at work we can come home to good, home-cooked food which takes no time at all to heat up. I thought I'd start sharing my slow cooker recipes with you as I think cooking in batch saves so much time and money and cooking in a slow cooker in general is great. Today's slow cooker recipe is for a chicken tikka.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Book Review: The Lie Tree

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge review
Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree only grows healthy and bears fruit if you whisper a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, will deliver a hidden truth to the person who consumes it. The bigger the lie, the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered.
The girl realizes that she is good at lying and that the tree might hold the key to her father's murder, so she begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community. But as her tales spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter . . .