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Salad days #thrifty

This week’s Aldi super-six has a few things for those summer salads. Cucumber, beetroot (500g), spring onions (100g), radish (250g), Iceberg lettuce and baby plum tomatoes (275g) are just the thing for summer salads and are just 29p each. A nice salad with some barbecued chicken is healthy. (more…)


Sweet deals and bargains

They have a sweet deal on at Poundland this week; two bags of sugar for a pound! They have a money belt for a pound too; just the thing for us stingy types! (more…)


Fishing for bargains #thrifty

The super-six at Aldi this week are peaches (4/5), little gem lettuce (2), galia melon, large vine tomatoes, runner beans and apricots. They are all 49p except for the little gem lettuce at 39p for two. (more…)


Summer bargains #thrifty

I had another good weekend, going to  events. I went to a community project and photographed a model railway, then on to West Bromwich Manor House on Saturday. Then on  Saturday night I went to a Big up the Black Country Event and photographed some local performers. (more…)


Fashion on a budget #thrifty

Fashion on a budget

Supply and demand dictates that things in short supply tend to be expensive. The most fashionable clothes are well made and well designed with attention to detail and so they tend to be more expensive.  That famous name too means you have to pay more. Is it worth it? (more…)


More thrifty bargain hunting

The Aldi super-six this week are grapes (snack pack 150g), garlic (4), iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes (250g), cucumber and Jersey Royal potatoes (450g). They are all 49p each and the offer lasts until the 3rd of July. I had an iceberg lettuce and some Jersey royals to do some salads last week. There was a rumour that the summer was going to begin!

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Thrifty Thursday | thrifty ideas

The Aldi super-six this week are red onions (1kg), cherry plum tomatoes, (250g), Galia melon, Jersey Royal potatoes (450g), fun size apples (7) and green beans (220g). I got that wrong last week, they updated the website after I had written that post. You can always click the link to check though.

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Thrifty Thursday | Looking for Spring bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are salad potatoes (1Kg), green beans (220g), oranges, pineapple, large vine tomatoes (450g) and cauliflower. They are all 69p each. The same as last week.

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More Thursday Thrifty shopping

The Aldi super-six this week are braeburn apples (6), mango, kiwis (8), plums (400g), pineapple and oranges (6). They are all 69p each. Those are all packed with useful vitamins. We all need extra vitamin C now the winter is finally coming to an end. Spring begins with the Spring equinox, next Wednesday.

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Thrifty Valentines day 2013

The Aldi Super-six this week are garlic (3), cucumber,  mango, pineapple, kiwi fruit (8) and chestnut mushrooms (250g). They are all 59p each. The Thursday special buys are worth looking at and include lots of gardening  items like seed potatoes and a little greenhouse. They also have art supplies, like a art set for £3.99. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday–more winter savings

The super-six at Aldi this week are; parsnips (500g), avocado, new potatoes (750g), button mushrooms (150g), red onions (1kg) and butternut squash. They are all 49p each. The same as last week. I think I’ll have more parsnips and cook a warming winter stew. I’ve been clearing snow, I need warming food! (more…)


Thrifty food ideas

At Aldi this week the super-six are spring onions (125g), salad potatoes (750g), celery (350g), cucumber, cherry tomatoes (250g) and little gem lettuce (2). They are all 49p each. That offer ends on Saturday. Today’s Thursday offers include work wear for men and some interesting tools.

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Preparing for a frugal Christmas

Money - Seeing the future

I have been reading about getting presents for Christmas and many of the suggestions involve parting with serious amounts of money. Many people need to cut back this year. People are supposed to be short of money in a recession, but it seems not everyone needs to cut back. I shall show you before Christmas how to send Christmas Greetings for free, by using a suitable photo with Merry Christmas on it and posting it on Facebook. That’ll save a few bleeding postage stamps.

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Summer time ends, winter drawers on!

The Manor Hospital Walsall

Last Autumn, I uploaded this picture and a few that I had taken in Merrion’s Wood as entries to a photographic contest at the hospital. I didn’t win, but I was a finalist. I went to the presentation at the new hospital and even got a certificate from the mayor. Sorry the picture is in black and white, that’s a technical error I can’t be bothered to fix. 

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Finance | Starting a business

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I went to Matalan yesterday and they are surviving the recession well, because people can’t afford the more expensive places. If you go to their website, you’ll see a link to ‘Become an Affiliate Partner’ at the bottom of their web page. I could be a a Matalan affiliate and have a link in the side bar of my blog to their website. If someone then clicks the link and spends money, I get a commission of 5%. I do have one affiliate link in the sidebar to Zopa, but I don’t want more just yet.  There are lots of websites that want affiliates and I could also put advertising in the sidebar and at the bottom of the blog. I can also insert links into the blogs like I just did with Zopa. I can even put an advert at the end of each blog. This is one way of starting a  money making business. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday | Famous Names

Sardine salad

Salad

It has gone quite warm in England this week with temperatures over 15C. This means I can eat salads and save on fuel bills! I did this sardine salad with chips and peas. The sardines were 38p a tin from Aldi, I bought 5 tins to stock up. My young friend said they would be no good because they weren’t a famous name; he also prefers the more expensive Tesco to Aldi. Just because a product has a famous name or comes from a supermarket that has built an image by spending our money in advertising doesn’t mean the product is any better. This particularly applies to things like eggs and bananas!


Thrifty Thursday | Little emergencies

 

Saving for emergencies

We try to be thrifty and frugal and then when an unexpected expense comes along it’s not a disaster. I’ve had a little trouble with my car and the EMU, Electronic Management Unit appears to have a fault. This could be expensive! The light is coming on intermittently and so it could be a little damp getting into the unit or wiring, no need to panic!


Vouchers | Use them just like money

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Money

I wrote about the nature of money earlier. I know, two blogs in one day! The Bank of England issues notes and the Royal Mint issues coins; this is money. The government also issues bonds and they are paper and valuable and so just as good as money and can be exchanged for money. Originally, money was gold and silver and both gold and silver can still be exchanged for money. Even private companies can now print their own money in the form of vouchers and even make electronic money in the form of vouchers.

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