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A thriftyish week: reducing the food budget

This week I have been focusing on reducing our food budget & reducing our food waste, and I thought I would backtrack a few years and explain a bit more about our story. If you want to skip this part, our food tips are below!

Recession and Redundancy

Years ago, when we first married and bought our first house, we went on to have two babies just 16 months apart. Due to the cost of childcare, we quickly discovered we would be […]

July 24th, 2020|0 Comments

A thiriftyish week: the last week of school

Wow, can’t believe that the academic year has come to an end and that my four children haven’t been at school since March due to Covid19. In September they will return to school in a new school year. My eldest son will start his last year in primary school, whilst the girls move up to Y5, Y3 and Y1. We moved house last November, then swapped schools in January, their uniform has only had 10 weeks of wear – but […]

July 17th, 2020|0 Comments

A thriftyish week: and a new plan.

For the past 18 months, we have had a big financial shake-up, and since then we have been coasting along with no real financial plans. We still are living on one income so things are usually a stretch, but we have a budget and a ‘pots’ system which really does help keep things in check. We vowed never to have any more debt but when our car broke in 2018 we had no finances to replace it, so we took […]

July 9th, 2020|0 Comments

Life Lately

Its been a long while since I’ve written and a whole lot has changed – some of our thrifty ways are habits and are still firmly in place, but some have lost their way over the last few years, and it’s definitely time to see if we can do a little better.

A new house

I am a teeny bit obsessed at looking at property for sale on the internet. It drives Mr T slightly potty, but I love to see how […]

July 5th, 2020|0 Comments

10 things I refuse to spend money on!

When It comes to spending money, like everyone, I have my vices. I love photography so covert my camera and various lenses, and I am addicted to cheese and onion crisps. But there are certain things I refuse to spend a penny on, and here are 10 of them…

1. Pre-cut fruit and vegetables

Because why pay double the price if you don’t have to? Large packs or loose fruit/vegetables often means better value and less plastic waste. I know these packs […]

February 10th, 2020|0 Comments
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