Thursday Thought 21

Just squeaking this in with 20 minutes to spare! We have Movie Night every Friday, so to save spending money on new DVD’s (we’ve already seen what the library has to offer), we now do swaps with friends. We have movies they haven’t seen and vice versa, it’s really nice if you add a little star rating and a few … Read More

Thursday Thought 19

I’m feeling amazed by our beautiful, frugal NHS today. They have cared for my poorly little one in a hundred ways, with no cost to us at the point of use. At least 11 NHS members of staff were in direct contact with us during our late night foray into Paediatric A&E, including telephone calls prior to our arrival. The tension in … Read More

Thursday Thought 16

I’ve just finished making my fifth picnic of half term, running low on some things now so raided the kids treat boxes and found unopened Christmas sweets – perfect for cold, wet, exhausted children (I’m not holding out much hope for the weather today ;)). Following on from last weeks frugal fun suggestions, here’s what we have actually been up … Read More

Thursday Thought 13

I realised that some people equate being frugal with going without. This isn’t the case! I became especially aware of this with the sudden hot spell this week – sun protection is so essential, particularly for children but can be very expensive. So, frugal meant a sun hat hand-me-down, lotion from the bargain shop (in date and factor 50), picnic … Read More

Thursday (!) Thought 12

I know it isn’t Thursday, but there have been some ‘technical issues’ to grapple with…I can only assure you that I did have this thought last Thursday, I hope that’s ok? Fun is Free! I am the first to admit that the trials of parenting can mean we get so caught up in the rushing about of life, that we … Read More

Thursday Thought 11

Hello again, must be that time of the week… It’s Allergy Awareness Week so I found this website that might be useful Food Allergies on a Budget, it’s in the US – so all in dollars but still some useful hints and tips for those that are trying to manage their allergies on a budget. We are dairy free at Frugal HQ and … Read More

Thursday Thought 9

We are on holiday this week, a very cheap break as most schools are back but ours have done their own thing – fits the project and also allows a bit of rest and recuperation.  I was inspired by these words…

Guest Blog – Stripey Squirrel

How to give an old t-shirt a new lease of life and send one less thing to landfill! Have you held on to a beloved old t-shirt that no longer fits but you just can’t bring yourself to chuck it? Its estimated that about 30% of clothing in our wardrobes hasn’t been worn in a year so here’s a straightforward … Read More

Thursday Thought 8

By golly my kids are growing fast – and I don’t mean this in a philosophical sense – I mean they have actually grown out of clothes we only bought for Christmas! Kids clothes can be very expensive, we are lucky and have formed an informal ‘line’ so that our girls get lots of hand me downs, but our son not … Read More

Thursday Thought 7

Where does the time go? How can it possibly be a week since I sat at the computer? Well, I have sat here but not to do my ‘pleasure’ writing. I’ve been working on saving a few pence by looking at some annual outgoings that needed double checking. We have moved our Will, moved our accountant and a few other … Read More