Category Archives: shopping

In the clear

We were up early this morning so that we could take Maya for a walk before taking her round to our friend who was going to look after her for us while we went to the hospital for Hubby’s appointment … Continue reading

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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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Upping the up

You’re probably getting fed up with these sorts of posts, but I bet not half as fed up as I am with rising prices every time I shop. Last week it was gingernuts, which incidentally are now back in stock … Continue reading

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Today is Saturday 19th November

We have been shopping and I am beginning to despair at the rise in prices of every day items. Revamping my spreadsheet and making major cutbacks is definitely necessary now and it would appear that the only time to get … 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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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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Sucking it Up.

You’d think it would be quite straightforward don’t you, going out and buying a vacuum cleaner. But No. When we were in the cottage, it was a standing joke that we had His and Hers hoovers. Hubby preferred the cylinder … Continue reading

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Five things Tuesday: Sales

Dr Tanya is our host for the Five Things Tuesday. Join in here In most of the world, it is the end of summer and therefore the time for end of season sales. This week I ask you to talk … Continue reading

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