Category Archives: Frugality

Cutting a new cloth

Hubby read this post this morning and knew I would immediately want to follow it up. We are always looking for ways to save money, and the first port of call is to see where your money actually goes. Keeping … Continue reading

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Thursday 6 June

Quite a lazy day for us, though Hubby was up early to put the washing in as we were due to have rain this afternoon. We went shopping for a new length of wood as Hubby had made a small … Continue reading

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Life begins at Forty

thousand pounds a year it seems. Hubby drew my attention to this (source) Then he played around a bit with a site called minimumincome.org.uk  which confirmed that our joint income does not allow us to have a decent standard of living. … Continue reading

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First and last thousand

Reading in the media yesterday about the Government’s Benefit Helpline being closed over the Christmas holidays just when claimants will need it most with changes coming into force this week, made me think about money, past and present. When I … Continue reading

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The New Bed

Hubby collected the new (second hand) bed yesterday without Maggie and I, so it fitted in the car OK. It has spent the night in said car as it was, let us just say, a tad mucky. Wonderful what half … Continue reading

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Mine, I tell you, mine!

Guess what I saw in the second hand shop yesterday? In fact I saw 4, but couldn’t see the price, and the shop wasn’t open on Sundays. MOH arrived safely yesterday afternoon and we spent an enjoyable evening playing scrabble … Continue reading

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The Man in the Window

Think of us as we find our feet in our new home and how long it will take us to find ‘that bench; for ‘that cup of coffee’ to people watch as we did here!

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Consumer Day

Today’s TV observation is shopping, and are multi pack purchases truly money savers? The shopper was a busy mum of 5, who admitted that she opted for multi packs for convenience, not just being in one pack instead of individuals, … Continue reading

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Old Habits, fond memories

We’ve been foraging! Not that it was our intention, but walking up to the supermarket today to give Maggie her second walk, exercise ourselves, and oh yeah, do some shopping for our trip tomorrow, we passed a mass of blackberry … Continue reading

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You’re never too old for a new beginning…………..

Forty years ago today my Dad walked me up the aisle to my first husband. We had purchased a modest but new two bedroom end of terrace property, and like all newlyweds were looking forward to making it into a … Continue reading

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