Sunday 28 July 2013

Being a Frugal Mummy

This month it is a year since I have been out of work.  After working darned hard for 24 years.

Now that the redundancy money is all gone, and it's been a looooong time since I was eligible for job seekers allowance, I now survive on a VERY small amount of money...

  1. Sparing or economical with regard to money or food.
  2. Simple and plain and costing little: "a frugal meal".
thrifty - economical - sparing - parsimonious - saving

I find little ways to be able to afford things though.  These are just a FEW examples:

I used to get the market leader brand of cappuccino sachets but hey they are two pounds fifty and the above are only 79p.  I cannot remember where I got them but I THINK it was Savers.  Rewind actually! I originally used to get my cappuccinos outside, at about two pound fifty a pop.

The bottled one, at 85p... I get 1-2 of those in Lidl each time we go to the park.  They refresh me as they are chilled and also give me a caffeine boost.

Oh and the Cherry Vimto lollies (home freeze) are from the 99p store.  They are a box of 5 and yummy.  I got them when I was in there getting water pistols - I know I know I know, I never thought I'd see the day that Aaron would have a gun in his hand either :-(

The trackie bottoms Aaron is wearing... well they were trackie bottoms when he was a baby - they are now making do as shorts - LOL!

My bargain of the week though has to be this toilet roll:

What have you saved money on?

Regular readers will know that I got a pedicure with a Xmas voucher that was about to expire a few weeks ago.  Well look at the state of my toes in the above photo.

Can't afford to get another pedicure.  Guess I will have to get my arse in gear and do them myself.

Bye for now, Liska


1 comment:

  1. ooh so very frugal - love the joggers, I would so do that too!


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