Category Archives: money matters

Today is Sunday 18th December

Only a week to go until Christmas Day, two weeks to the New Year. It has certainly had its ups and downs but for many, it has brought despair. I am seriously hoping Ladbaby will raise oodles of money for … 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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Monday Peeve 28th November

I voiced a peeve on Saturday over gingernuts but it doesn’t stop there. I really must get a serious grip on the purse strings when I shop. I am usually pretty savvy and on the ball, but more of the little … Continue reading

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Friday Rant: 4th November

The news is full of doom and gloom and our government look set to penalize pensioners who had the foresight to arrange private pensions and own their properties outright. It has been suggested that pension increases be Means Tested because … 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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Cheeper to keep chickens?

When we lived in the cottage, we were given five ex-battery hens and a henhouse as a house warming gift. After a while, we wondered if it was a practical joke as apart from the benefit of eggs, the chickens … Continue reading

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Scam Alert: Government Grant

I received a text message yesterday from Gov-UK saying I was entitled to a £400 energy discount grant and to apply, go to a listed link. The majority of households in the UK are all entitled to this grant as … 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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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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