Leave it! 

I’ve been pondering how very many things I WANT – don’t need, just want. While I think it’s important that life if full of beautiful unnecessary things to be enriched, I can see the practical side of leaving some things in the shop to be enjoyed by someone else (great positive re-framing there!). Not only is this good for my … Read More

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

Work It Out!

I think it’s really easy to spend small amounts of money and forget how much they add up to – it’s certainly one of my biggest areas for improvement… For example, I worked out it costs about 17p a mile to drive our family van (Frosty). So, if I drive to school 4 miles a day that’s about £3.50 a … Read More

Quick Tip #3

Halve your meal! If you usually make enough for two adults then split it into four instead. Put two in the freezer for another time, and fill the rest of you plate with salad or veggies. The benefits of this are not just financial – but great for your health too. Buy whichever veg are on sale to broaden your … Read More

Quick Tip #2

You can freeze any leftover dregs of wine (white or red) and then use a cube, or whatever shapes you make, in cooking x    Please label them carefully! 😉  

Thursday Thought 18 – update

Use small businesses and local folk – you save a fortune, have a much better service, may even make friends and learn a few things. For example… I now get my hair cut by a lovely local lady who comes to the house at a time to suit me, and for 2 kids and myself it’s £17 for really good … Read More

Quick Tip #1

Brilliant way to recycle baby food lids, lovely gifts too…   Thanks Baby First TV 🙂

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 14

The ‘technical’ issues this week have been child related – if you are a parent you will understand, if you’re not then you’ll just have to cut me some slack… I’ve been thinking about half term on the horizon and all the free fun to be had in the good old fashioned outdoors. I’ve already waxed lyrical about how lucky … Read More