Thursday Thought

It’s not really been a day for philosophy… it’s been more action and reaction. But in the 3 minutes I have while I re-heat dinner, I may just get a thought in before it’s too late! I’ve discovered that planned busyness is the friend of frugal living, and today is the perfect example…Had we not planned a busy morning of cleaning, sorting, gifting … Read More

Feel the Love

I like Valentines Day. There I said it. It doesn’t have to be a commercial exercise, you don’t have to buy overpriced meals and flowers, but it is a great opportunity to show people that you love them, to ponder on how you demonstrate that today and in the future- to check in with them to make sure they know … Read More

Library Lovin’

Another of the freebies that people seem to forget about (to our great shame as they are being closed…) is the local library. They really are the most amazing resource, not just books to borrow but also information on local groups, events and reference books. You can use the internet, print a letter and in our local library you can now get a cuppa … Read More

Park Life

There are lots of freebies that for some reason people forget about, the park is one of them. Whether you are on your own with your thoughts, being dragged by the dog, lovingly holding hands, or racing after toddlers a large green space is just the thing. We are lucky enough to be able to walk to five different parks from our … Read More

Use Up!

This links well with the Stock Up! article from earlier in the week (even if I do say so myself…) The idea here is a good one for the weekend, as it involves a bit of time to search the cupboards, freezer and any other nooks and crannies you might keep food. It’s very simple – one week a month … Read More

Stock up!

My suggestion for today will actually cost you more money to begin with, but should save loads in the longer term. There are a number of different ways to stock up on various items so that they cost less as you buy in bulk, lots of the big supermarkets have a system for bulk buying some products, there are also … Read More