Let’s cut to the chase: Christmas is not the most pennywise time of year for even the most frugally conscientious amongst us. There’s something about this time of year which demands a generous spirit, which, if you’re not rolling in cash (or just by nature a bit of a scrooge) can be a little challenging.… Continue reading Four tips for a pennywise Christmas
Besides a penchant for ice cream sundaes (a not-so-secret weekly indulgence weekly when hubby is out), my go-to sweet treat is without a doubt something chocolatey. Actually, strike that. My go to food is ANYTHING chocolate based. I get through mounds of the good stuff. Pretty much every week I make something chocolate themed. Gooey brownies,… Continue reading The Great British Chocolate Taste Test.
I’ve just returned from a two week break with the family in the south west, and though I had a fabulous time (thank goodness for grandparents on toddler watch), economy was never far from my mind. Scrumptious regional treats were the highlight of my holiday (as they are in many people’s travels). West Country cream… Continue reading How to eat well on holiday: three money saving tips
As much as I’d love to have the time to shop exclusively at my local market, I’m a mere mortal with two kids, and the idea of making numerous trips every week to my local town centre with screaming munchkins in tow is enough to make the coolest of cucumbers rather stressed. So, I join… Continue reading Five ways to boss your supermarket shop, pennywise style.
All credit to my wonderful sister in law, Joanna, who provided the inspiration for this post. It’s well into what feels like summer, and as a true Brit, it feels almost obligatory to spend time outside whilst the sun is shining. You never know how long it will last, after all. Besides alternating between… Continue reading Five tips for the perfect pennywise picnic
Everyone has favourite things. Favourite film, favourite holiday destination, favourite Beatles’ record, favourite child. Actually, scrap that last one. Well I’m going to go as far as say the list you’re about to read doesn’t just contain my favourite thrifty ingredients, it includes the five thrifty ingredients I couldn’t live without. Ok, so perhaps I’m being… Continue reading Five thrifty ingredients I can’t live without
I hate the word frugal. It screams of penny-pinching, meanness, and settling for second (or third) best. It goes against my nature, especially when it comes to food. The crux of the matter is this. I like to eat nice things. My husband is the KING of frugality, and we spent the first few years of… Continue reading Three easy peasy ways to save money on (good) food