So. Back to work today, and I intend to start my frugal month (and hopefully year!) today. My first task was to sign up to Dryathalon; I have a couple of good friends who have lost their husbands to cancer this year so if I can pass up that glass of wine to raise money … Continue reading December 29th – and so it begins…
This is something I do just out of habit but I realised while I was away on holiday recently that it's something that could possibly help others be a little more frugal. When you're going on holiday, do you stock up on those little toiletry miniatures at Boots and suchlike? If so - stop! Do … Continue reading Saving samples
Today a couple of things have challenged my no-spend motivation; I am excusing them because it's pre-Christmas and 'these things happen'. However both things have been properly thought out! 🙂 The first purchase was after I saw a code on MoneySavingExpert.com for £5 off when you spend £10 on Amazon using a Mastercard. I've had … Continue reading 10th December 2014
Hello Hoping for a No-Spend-Day today, so here are the small things I have done and intend to do to keep it that way. Picked up my free coffee from Waitrose this morning - this is a great benefit that doesn't require you to buy anything else! Keeps my hands and tummy warm on my … Continue reading 9th December 2014
Had a good weekend all in. Salt dough ornaments made (very cheap, about 10p's worth of salt, value plain flour that we already had in and some paint from S's craft kit); we used some Christmas cookie cutters to cut out the shapes and now we have S's Christmas present to his grandparents - very … Continue reading 8th December 2014
So here I am - my first post. A quiet day in terms of frugal living today, although I guess I've taken the most important step by choosing to actually try and carry out this challenge! A few things I did today: Finally got around to returning two loaf tins that I won't use to … Continue reading 4th December 2014
S, on a ride around with Redcoats Wes and Shannon Ah, Butlins. With your redcoats and green dinosaurs, you are a stalwart of the British holiday season. We had our first visit to Butlins last September when S was 2 and a half, paid for entirely with Clubcard Vouchers - and it was so fantastic … Continue reading A budget-friendly holiday at Butlins!