Category Archives: lifestyle

Lockdown savings

There was a rather interesting headline on Yahoo today, and you know me, anything to save a few bob (source) Woman who saved £10,000 during first two lockdowns shares her tips for stashing the cash My five eggs worth says … Continue reading

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Home is where the ‘art is

Have you ever wondered what happens after you sell a property? Did it ever occur to you what the new owners might do? Would you actually want to buy it back? I don’t know how it came about, but Hubby … Continue reading

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A Budget Post (non governmental)

Warning: Long Post: get yourself a cuppa and some biscuits. Coronavirus: Poorest forced to borrow more to get through crisis The above headline caught my eye this morning (link) and although it doesn’t actually say how many people were included in … Continue reading

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Household Budgets

Hubby was listening to something on the internet about budgets yesterday and how to adapt when income has diminished to make ends meet. As we walked Maggie for the final time last night, we agreed that although we are on … Continue reading

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Blood Red Tax

My Dad was a meat and two veg kind of guy. So was FIL come to think of it. Eventually though, the sunday joint of beef was beyond Mum’s purse unless for a very special occasion and we turned to … Continue reading

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Row

Frank is right when he says this conjures up a load of meanings. https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/43011194/posts/1950690926 I’ve had my fair share of rows with my sister and know how much they used to upset my Mum. Our personalities and attitudes are so … Continue reading

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This time last year

We were just getting over Easter and making final preparations for our last trip on the boat. It’s so hard to believe it’s twelve months ago that we left Maggie with MSM and set off, allowing ourselves 10 days to … Continue reading

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The Grace of Swans

Please enjoy again my pictures of these beautiful birds. Hopefully we shall be able to see new families raised in the ‘drains’ of Lincolnshire.

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Debt Spiral, yours or not?

As I sit here with the TV on, watching the adverts interspersed with an occasional programme, I am amazed at how the viewer is being bombarded with credit card applications, quick fix loans, and a variety of funeral plans. Personally, … Continue reading

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A Time of the Signs?

Hubby took the dog out for her penultimate wee last night and was gone well over an hour. I knew what happened, or rather ‘Who’. When we first arrived on the marina, we knew no-one and nothing about living on … Continue reading

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