Monthly Archives: May 2010

May in the vegetable garden

The growing season is in full swing and our vegetable garden is starting to take shape after all those miserable months of winter. We’ve been enjoying our home grown asparagus, which DJ planted four years ago, for weeks now and … Continue reading

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Camping it up

OK – don’t panic! We’re not taking frugal living to extremes in this photo and having a holiday in our back garden, although I’m sure that might be fun, not to mention thrifty. This was us checking yesterday to see … Continue reading

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How green is your shopping basket?

We’ve often talked about our shopping tactics here on the frugal life blog – whether we stick slavishly to a pre-prepared list, shop online to save money and cut the temptation of buying things we don’t need, or fill up … Continue reading

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Election day is here, so do your stuff!

So this is it. Election day is finally upon us. Maybe I’m naïve, but I can’t help feeling a buzz of excitement about it all, despite the fact I’m also feeling election coverage overload. Our newspapers, TV and radio stations … Continue reading

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Money talks: Our favourite words for money

Last week a very generous friend of mine gave me her tickets for a comedy night in London. She’d booked it but wasn’t able to attend as she had to go on a last minute trip to America, so my … Continue reading

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