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Tag Archives: cost of living
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
Posted in budgets, current events, food, miscellaneous, observations, Personal Thoughts, shopping Tagged cost of living, shopping 12 Comments
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
Posted in current events, observations, Opinions, Personal Thoughts, shopping Tagged cost of living, observations, personal opinion, price increases 17 Comments
Hubby is very partial to gingernut biscuits. So am I for that matter, and Maya too. We have a small tupperware type box that is ideal to hold the 30 gingernut biscuits in a packet, though we had noticed that … Continue reading
Posted in current events, food, Just a thought, observations Tagged cost of living, food increases, weights and measures 35 Comments
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
Posted in budgets, Frugality, observations, shopping Tagged budgets, cost of living, shopping 4 Comments
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
Posted in budgets, current events, food, Just a thought, observations, Opinions, shopping Tagged cost of living, food prices, shopping 20 Comments
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
Posted in budgets, current events, food, Just a thought, money matters, observations, Personal Thoughts Tagged budgets, cost of living, food, price comparison 34 Comments
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
Posted in budgets, Challenge, diary, Frugality, money matters, My life, Opinions Tagged budgets, cost of living, money matters 10 Comments
How do they live?
The number cruncher in me is confused, afraid, even horrified at the implications in this article in the media: Election 2017: What if I can’t afford to pay the rent? (source) Hubby and I are on a fixed income which … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, current events, Just a thought, money matters, Opinions Tagged cost of living, news article 7 Comments
Every time we’ve gone out since our return home, we’ve noticed that our host’s curtains and blinds are drawn, so believed her to be catching up on her sleep after her holiday. The other day though, we were really late … Continue reading
Posted in change, diary, friends, home Tagged cost of living, house versus boat 9 Comments
Once more into the shops, once more………..
We are still here with our Friend. It is a slow process of getting him on his feet, and another emergency visit to the hospital (and discharge AGAIN) did not help. We feel however perhaps we have turned a corner … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, food, Friend and Family, Frugality, Just a thought, Opinions Tagged bargains, cost of living, food, prices, shopping, special offers 5 Comments