I am debt free! As of today - for the first time since I started university in September 2004 - I have no debt! I owe nothing to nobody! I am my own person! And I am riding the wave of self-satisfaction!!! Join me doing the happy debt free dance! In fact we're not 100% … Continue reading I am debt free!
Allow me to indulge myself today dear Reader, this post isn't about money-saving, debt-busting or recipes. It's dedicated to my beautiful darling furbaby who left this earth for the rainbow bridge at 10.30am on Tuesday 17 February. And left a giant hole in my heart. She was 13 years, 7 months and 5 days old. … Continue reading About life and love and loss
The furbabies make an appearance in their very own blog post! Find out more about how we look after our frugal pets while making sure we don't scrimp on their needs. Insurance Let's get the important stuff out of the way first. Insurance is a must. I know there will be people out there … Continue reading Frugal Pets – keeping the costs low
It's official! I love making jam - there is something so cathartic about it - watching the processes that go into it. It can take a while to do but the results are well worth it! I started making jam in 2010 and haven't looked back since 🙂
We all love to save money! I'm sure you'll agree! So in this blog post I'll be outlining some of the tips and tricks I use to keep my spending to an absolute minimum and hopefully this will be useful to you - I'd love to also know what tricks you use to save those … Continue reading My Moneysaving Tips and Tricks! Part 1
Me?! I got a nomination for the Liebster award from the lovely Chickywiggle who blogs over at Chickywiggle's Blogspot. Wow! Thank you Chickywiggle!! 🙂 Now as I believe it - the nomination is for small blogs (less than 200 followers) and new bloggers to share some favourite reads with others and show them your appreciation for their words. … Continue reading A Liebster award goes to…
I have stopped buying food! I have been slipping lately in terms of my food spends - watching too much end up in the rubbish bag after bad meal planning, spending too much on impulse purchases from the local shop and having hoards of produce in my cupboards and freezers that wasn't being eaten. So … Continue reading Saying no to the weekly food shop
I had the opportunity the other week to attend the inaugural Show Me the Money Bloggers get-together and award presentation hosted by Andy from Be Clever with your cash alongside the Money Advice Service. It was my first ever time attending any type of blogging event - let alone one for money bloggers in particular … Continue reading Attending the SHOMOs – my first blogger meetup!
I quit my job last week. It was really rather exhilarating. But also scary. Because I don't currently have another job to go into. Why did I do it? If you have read my blog over the last few weeks we have seen many ups and downs in the retreatist hovel - the joy of … Continue reading Why I quit my job
Well this past month has certainly had its ups and downs in terms of good news and bad news, being struck with a cold, jobs, family and the likes. But the autumnal equinox brings a new season and fresh opportunities for our financial life post-debt. Highlight of the week was - I went to my … Continue reading What does Autumn have in store for our money?
No! It's ok! Don't call gamblers anonymous just yet! I've found a new obsession for a quick and easy side hustle (every little helps) and it's called the Free Postcode Lottery! I am not quite sure why it took me so long to catch onto this site but it caught my eye via a tweet from Moneysaving Expert's … Continue reading I’ve taken up gambling!
Every Monday I feel a bit guilty when my twitter feed fills up with posts for #MeatlessMonday! But I've decided not to feel guilty anymore for not taking part and here's why... I love the idea of Meatless Mondays in principle - the ethos behind it is sound and actually is something I strongly believe … Continue reading Why I don’t do Meatless Mondays
I've not had a great week this week readers! A number of things have happened that have kind of put a dampener on plans for the future. Not things I've done but outside factors but - you know what? If debt busting has taught me anything - it's to roll with the punches! We had … Continue reading Missing out and moving on
I am passing the reigns over for today's post to the S-club: Sinbad and Sandy to give their review of Tigerino cat litter we were sent to test from Zooplus UK. As I'm sure you know - cat litter isn't elegant (or is it?) but it is a necessity especially for house kitties like our … Continue reading Frugal Pets Review: Tigerino at Zooplus UK
I cannot believe it is September already! 2015 is certainly flying and soon it will be Christmas 🙂 You can definitely feel a nip in the air and the nights are getting darker much sooner. We are working hard on our September aims and I also thought this would be a good opportunity to check … Continue reading Our September Goals
I have been chain-watching a certain programme on YouTube recently (we don't watch terrestrial TV any more!!) - it is called Tiny House Nation and the premise is basically people building tiny houses! The show is based in America and most people in the show build their tiny houses on trailers! These houses are usually built of wooden construction and really are tiny! Roughly … Continue reading The Tiny House movement – is it possible in the UK?