Thriving With The Curly Girl Method

These last few months I have been revamping my look. After a lot of self-reflection and inner work, I decided that there is more to life than being a slave to my hair and hair appointments. How many hours have I lost at the hairdressers over the years getting my roots bleached and then panicking … Continue reading Thriving With The Curly Girl Method

Writer’s Block

I've got writer's block! I'm partway through writing a book, and I'm suffering from a severe streak of writer's block!! Superlative Timing. I've panicked, I've pulled my hair, paced the room, been out for a walk and nothing!! So What Now? As a writer, one thing I've learned is that scribers gotta scribe! But I've … Continue reading Writer’s Block


Why Staples Are Important. It's important to have a balanced diet with the correct nutrients. It's essential as a vegan to make sure that you eat a balanced diet of all the nutrients needed. Vegan pantry staples are the backbone of any frugal, plant-based kitchen. Many delicious, economical vegan recipes can keep mealtimes a cornucopia … Continue reading VEGAN PANTRY STAPLES

18 Victorian Potato Recipes For 2021

The British Victorian housewife was a no nonsense woman. She took her trade seriously and knew what was what in every aspect with her business of running a household. I often wonder what she would think of today's modern cooking appliances and recipes. Would she embrace them or would she think they were a frivolous … Continue reading 18 Victorian Potato Recipes For 2021

Instant Pot Jam (3 Ingredients)

Imagine a lazy Sunday morning in bed reading, what could be better than homemade jam on toast and fresh coffee. You don't have to go all Downton Abbey to appreciate a little luxury. There is something about homemade jam that outshines it's shop bought relative and it is incredibly easy to make. Especially if you … Continue reading Instant Pot Jam (3 Ingredients)

7 Tips for Getting Dinner on the Table in Half An Hour or Less

Are home cooked meals a priority for you despite the pressing demands of life? If it's your goal to feed your family fresh food as often as possible while saving money and time, then read on for my smart tips on how to plan, shop and prep to ensure that dinner's on the table almost every night.

The Humble Veg Box

We made a pledge here at Frugal Towers to slowly come away from supermarkets and get more into supporting small businesses and buying local produce where possible. I don't mean never using supermarkets. I just mean not using them as much or only using them for anything else that I can't source elsewhere. It takes … Continue reading The Humble Veg Box

Cutting Back On Spending

No Spend Challenges I've been reading about people who have a no spend year recently and I joined a group on Facebook about the no spend year challenge. I've been in the group a couple of years now silently lurking in the background. I'd never joined in with these extreme challenges. I say extreme because … Continue reading Cutting Back On Spending

Back On The Blog After An Unintentional Hiatus

It's been a while since I posted on my blog. I'm going to be completely honest and say that over the past 9 months I'd lost sight of myself and got caught up in the projects and dreams of other people and therefore put my own wants, needs and aspirations on hold. I'd also become … Continue reading Back On The Blog After An Unintentional Hiatus

Hattersley Community Big Garden Project.

As I've written in a previous blog, (which you can read by clicking here) I have taken on a veg plot at our local Community Garden Project. It is run by two lovely people called Dez and Penny. I've been there for a month now and I am enjoying it so much. It has put … Continue reading Hattersley Community Big Garden Project.