Tag Archives: heating

Sometimes a dream turns into a nightmare

When we bought the cottage, it was in need of a new kitchen, and as we were starting from scratch, we decided to invest in a reconditioned Rayburn solid fuel cooker which would also run our central heating. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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To heat, or not to heat

Winter this year is going to be one of the biggest learning curves in our lives together. Unlike a house, we can’t ‘get in’ our winter fuel and set the boiler to automatic on and off.  We can’t stock pile … Continue reading

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Daisy Chain

I remember making daisy chains at school. It was always a challenge to see who could make the longest, but I never won. I did have a lot of necklaces and matching bracelets though. Cutting the grass today (the lawn … Continue reading

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Truly Frugal

Not so long ago, a market trader announced that after the necessary costs and deductions for his stall and having put in an 80 hour week, he was lucky to have £50 a week to live on. In response, a … Continue reading

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