Category Archives: budgets

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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So out of touch…….

Prices are rocketing across the board and it is hard to find bargains as families feel the squeeze on already overstretched budgets. Energy, fuel, taxation and high inflation is biting hard and some A**hole in government said that people should … Continue reading

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Saturday Swapit #18

Welcome to Saturday Swapit, a platform where you are invited to share ideas, tips and diet stories to support others who may be flagging or losing heart. As always, thank you to my readers for leaving comments and pingbacks to … Continue reading

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Meters of fear

A few years ago I did a post on smart meters and how we didn’t want one. However, in order to get a cheap fixed tariff on our energy bills when our previous tariff expired, they were a condition. As … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Toilet Roll

Hubby and I are average users of ‘The Smallest Room’, but when we were getting through a complete toilet roll in just a few days, I was concerned that our digestive systems were up the creek. Then I checked the … Continue reading

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Shopping comparisons

I haven’t done one of these for a while, but a lot of that is because the way we shop has changed since Hubby’s op in 2020 and then Covid took hold so I am now doing a bulk shop … Continue reading

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3TC 2021 summary

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Image depositphotos.com The first 3TC of 2022 will be posted later today, but is anyone interested in the numbers for 2021? With 365 posts set for the challenge, including 2 landmarks of in January and in … Continue reading

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Today is Wednesday 6th October

Good afternoon! Hope you are enjoying a good day, and your weather is kind. It’s chilly here in the UK but we have managed to get a wash load dry outside. The heat has gone out of the day so … Continue reading

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