Supermarket Spend – Then and Now

Money was tight after my husband left, back in February 2019. And money continued to be tight until I got a job and got a lodger. This year, things have been a bit easier – plus, with the whole coronavirus thing, there simply haven’t been as many opportunities for spending!! So, I though now would…

Husbanding my Resources – Still

I’m still husbanding my resources. And still very aware of the irony of that statement. Last year, when my husband had just left me, I needed to try to live as frugally as I possibly could. I cut back on the amount of money I spent on electricity, gas, water, and food. I’m evangelical about…

Dirty Mash

I’ve rebelled this week. Every week, just about, for the past 18 months I’ve had Rubber Chicken. I roast it on a Sunday, have it cold and in sandwiches on Monday and Tuesday, then make soup with the bones on Wednesday. But this week, well – this week I haven’t done that!! I was in…

Rubber Chicken – revisit, one year on!!

I can’t believe it’s a whole year since I first wrote about Rubber Chicken. It’s the post that people keep coming back to. It’s been mentioned on the Forum of Money Saving Expert.‘ It’s been used by 67 and Stopped Counting during her ‘Holiday’ in Mallorca during Lockdown. If you haven’t read it, here it…

A Different Normal

Today is going to be a doing-day. It’s the first mid-week day off I’ve had in a while – I have a list of things I need to do. Wash my work apron and hang it outside to dry. Put away the washing that I did on Monday. Pay a cheque in. I’m doing the…

Life under Lockdown – The Holiday Part 2

Yes – they’re still there. What We Did on Our Holidays – Part 2 by 67 and Stopped Counting Some of you may have seen my previous blog about being in total lockdown in Mallorca after mis-timing our annual March visit to the island. It started as a holiday and the rest is history. The…

Rubber Chicken – Soup Day

As promised a few days ago, here’s how I make my chicken soup. You should know by now that I’m evangelical about Rubber Chicken, so-called because you stretch the chicken as far as it’ll go. I get 7 meals (4 main meals, 3 lunches) out of one chicken. My last chicken cost me £2.17, so…

Nerd Alert!!

I’ve been husbanding my resources for exactly a year now. I’ve kept a log of what I’ve been spending on food. Every. Single. Penny. There’s a spreadsheet. There’s a graph. I know how much I’ve spent each week. I know how much I’ve spent over the year in total.  And I know my monthly, weekly,…

Cooking for One – 15 thoughts

If you live on your own, shopping and cooking can sometimes be tricky – supermarkets are geared towards families and couples. Chops and fillets of fish and baking potatoes come in packs of two – if not more. I sometimes find myself fancying a bit of coleslaw, or some hummous, or whatever – but I…

Bloggering About

Write a blog, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. And they were right. I was casting around for things to do that would make some money – mostly because my husband walked away from our marriage – and amongst all the other stuff (get a job, sell on ebay, sell on Folksy, get a…

Rubber Chicken

I’ve had to cut back enormously on what I used to spend, after my husband walked away from our marriage – here’s what I’m doing. In that post I promised a blog post devoted entirely to Rubber Chicken – and here it is. For those who don’t know, Rubber Chicken is all about making a…