Category Archives: Frugal fun

Do you dread Valentine’s day?

February 14th is approaching and the TV is filled with the usual adverts for Valentine’s-related tat. But there is a difference this year – deference is shown to the credit crunch. There is a sharp trend towards cut-price items. Sainsbury’s, … Continue reading

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The Frugal Card Sharp

I’m writing this in the dark by the light of a candle as our power is out because of the storms. Apparently the experiment I did last year – trying to manage without gas and electricity – was good practice! … Continue reading

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No room at the Inn for King Rat

I have an awful confession to make. DJ and I have made a small defenceless creature homeless at Christmas this year. Readers who followed our adventures last Christmas might remember that we took a small injured mouse by the name … Continue reading

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School’s out!:14 frugal ways to entertain the kids

“Are you around this week for a coffee?” My neighbour asked me the other day. “School’s broken up and I might need a break from the kids!” I’d already twigged that the school holidays were upon us when I heard … Continue reading

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Eighties throwback

The good news is that Doogs the cat is on the mend, despite endearing himself by peeing on the back seat of the car en route to the vet. Nice. As Jeremy Clarkson would say, there is nothing like the … Continue reading

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