National Picnic Week how to avoid common problems and epic fails

National Picnic Week: How to avoid a #PicnicFail

It’s National Picnic Week, and there’s nothing I like more than an excuse to get out to the nearest park and have a good picnic. It’s a chance to enjoy the great outdoors, some delicious food and drink, and some excellent company. Perfect, what more could you want? Well… it doesn’t always work out like […]

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six things to do today that your future self will thank you for

Six thrifty things that Future You will thank you for

A small amount of effort and the cultivation of simple thrifty habits can pay dividends over time – even if you aren’t in the mood to do those little chores it’s worth pushing on and completing them. Yes, it’s very easy to be tempted by the quick hit that convenience brings, but it tends to […]

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British seasonal food in June ingredients in season UK

British seasonal food in June

British seasonal food is delicious in June, and buying in season tends to represent the best value. The summer has arrived, bringing a riot of new flavours and colours along with it. Suddenly there’s a huge array of soft fruit to enjoy, along with salads and fresh-tasting vegetables, and delicate elderflowers. Here’s the big list […]

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When old fashioned money saving isnt as good as it used to be avocado with no toast

When old-fashioned money saving isn’t as good as it used to be

I’m all for using traditional money-saving techniques, but the good thrifty stuff isn’t always set in stone and we regularly need to go back and re-evaluate what works and what doesn’t. In particular, some of us might benefit from letting go of a few rigid ideas, especially when we’re commenting on other people’s choices or […]

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