Category Archives: budgets

Price hikes, again!

I had a little bit of shopping to do today and took the time to have a look round the shelves to see what was available. Lots of Christmas stuff reduced by up to 50%, but I don’t want any … Continue reading

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The dehumidifier hack Part 2

A few days ago, I wrote this post about using a dehumidifier to help dry our laundry indoors. Readers may also be interested in this article (source) about them today. I can now follow up with some costing figures if … Continue reading

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Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Thrift

“I love charity thrift stores. Amazing one-of-a-kind pieces at terrific prices, and all the money you spend goes to a good cause. – Laura Spencer. This week’s Wednesday challenge here on partner Susan and my site is  THRIFT. Those of … Continue reading

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Shopping Around

One of the things about retirement is having the time to shop around, and in so doing, you can get a feel as to what supermarkets are going to have their special offers and when. Today, we had a field … Continue reading

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Off the menu

I did some shopping today and over the last few trips have noticed a few things. Prices continue to rise, but another hike of 10% overnight is simply not acceptable. The following items are now OFF my shopping list: Muffins: … Continue reading

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On the cheap………..

Hubby read an article this morning about a woman who said she could feed a family of 6 for 50p a head. We were intrigued as I have often said I cannot make an individual cottage pie for £1.50 as … Continue reading

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Energy savings: just a thought

I had our monthly energy bill yesterday and we are in receipt of the first £66 installment of the £400 government energy grant so doing very well towards our winter bills. We have however been trying to think of ways … Continue reading

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Melanie’s Truthful Tuesday 14th June

Melanie, aka Sparky from sparksfromacombustiblemind is our current host for the Double T, and her questions this week are thus: Have you personally felt the food ‘pinch’, whether due to cost or unavailability?   Do you think there is a danger … Continue reading

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It’s official: prices are going up

Following on from my post a couple of days ago about rising prices I was reading this article this morning (source) which added fuel to my argument (not that anything will change, but hey). This is my amended calculations with the … Continue reading

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It’s not just prices that are rising

So is our anger. Yet there is nothing we can do except what everyone else is, and manage the best we can. Being on a limited and fixed income has been our way of life for years. Neither of us … Continue reading

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