Category Archives: frugal out and about

The Greening Campaign Hits Westminster

I am cross. I returned from a walk yesterday to see a guy throw a cigarette packet out of his car window onto the street outside our home. I was so angry that, after I’d retrieved it, I almost chased … 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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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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Your Green Voice of the UK

I am shocked to tell you that I have won something. Sadly it’s not the lottery (I gave up entering years ago when I didn’t win for three weeks running) and it’s not another windfall from a dubious solicitor in … Continue reading

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Confessions of a novice skip diver

Last week, in the pursuit of the frugal life, I entered unchartered territory. Frankly, it’s something I should have engaged in long ago but, surprisingly enough, the opportunity had never really arisen until now. I was walking home after meeting … Continue reading

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Foodbank for Thought

I’ve been chatting to a man this morning who has restored my faith in human nature – something which was seriously waning after reaching ‘Day 21’ of the Daily Telegraph’s MPs’ expenses investigation. Jeremy Ravn is network manager of the … Continue reading

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Frugal failure

Apparently this blog is interfering with my ability to surprise my parents, who live in Ireland, with tales of my thrilling adventures in exciting Billericay. About to launch into one such saga on the phone to my mother last night, … Continue reading

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Frugal on holiday

Here I am, back at the frugal chalk face after a week off. I didn’t go away as DJ has run out of holiday time and was at work (ah…poor chap! How I pitied him when he rushed off to … Continue reading

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Stand up for your frugal rights

I found out why the blackberries in Norsey Wood weren’t at their best the other day – apparently there’s some old wives tale that says you have to pick them before Michaelmas (29th September) because that’s when the devil spits … Continue reading

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