Saving money on clothes: tips and tricks

With the summer sales on, everything’s massively reduced. Here’s my secret to saving even more when shopping for clothes! -For best results, go shopping after a sleepless night, when you’re too tired to even order a coffee. -Before shopping, have a big meal. Eat as much as you humanly can without exploding. (Go ahead, unbutton your trousers, noone can see!) -Right before you walk into a shop, breastfeed. But only …

Words are my toys

Benny: “If you throw that tomato out of the car window and it hits the other car’s window, you’ll go to jail.” Molly: “No, I won’t!” Benny: “But if the tomato’s made of wood and really hard, then it will break the window!” Jay: “That wouldn’t be a tomato, though. It would be a red, wooden ball.” Molly: “A woodmato!” (From: “Travelling with kids and tomatoes / woodmatoes”)

I could sleep anywhere

I expected the baby to fall asleep after his feed, but I’m surprised that his Dad fell asleep as well. Because WE’RE IN IKEA. My husband’s taking a PROPER NAP in a FURNITURE STORE. (I don’t want to post a photo of him because that wouldn’t make him happy, so here’s a selfie. Me + the sleeping baby.)

Intermittent fasting

I still have 6kg to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight so I decided to give intermittent fasting a try. The 16:8 version sounded best to me. This meant I last ate at 22:30 last night and I wasn’t allowed to eat for eight full hours, until 6:30 am. The first day was difficult, but I made it. I’m having two breakfasts today to celebrate the successful start …

Ice-cold coffee

Cold drinks are the best in this heat, so here’s my recipe for, what I like to call, an “ice-cold coffee”. You’ll need: 1.5 spoons of instant coffe Some boiling water Some milk Some sugar (If you like your coffee sweet) Mix all the ingredients together in a cup. Go and feed the baby. Change the baby. Take the baby and the dog out for a walk. Feed the dog. …

The glamorous life of me

I couldn’t find the nail polish remover so I painted my toenails dark grey to cover the chipped red. Before leaving the house I asked Jay: “Can I go out like this?” “I guess,” he said. “If you don’t mind that both your t-shirt and shorts have food stains on them.” “What? Where? Oh, that’s not a food stain, that’s a hole.” (An extract from my memoir “The glamorous life …