I always like to read about what people indulge in, especially as, for the most part, we do not spend a lot of money on indulgences. However, recently, our spending has been creeping up. The balances in our bank accounts are not quite as healthy as they should be on paper, and I know …
Although most of the things that people search for that brings to to The Frugal Cottage, I have seen an increase in searches relating to living with, or coping with debt. Now, I need to start off this post by saying that I have, fortunately, never been in debt. I realise that I am very …
Hello March! A new month, where the evenings are getting longer, and the days are hopefully a bit brighter. We don’t really have any plans in March, as the majority of the time me and my husband are at work. However, we’ll be spending our time relaxing and enjoying the time we have together (how corny …
Well, February is over! I always find February a tougher month, although I’m not entirely sure why. We had a fantastic mini getaway in the middle of the month which left both of us feeling much more refreshed and relaxed. It is amazing what a break from routine can do, and catching up on sleep. We’ve …
  As the tagline for this blog goes, it is about living the good life on a budget. That means we look after every penny and pound to ensure they do their best for us. We work hard to earn as money, as does everyone else, and we want to make sure that we don’t …
There are many aspects of life that can be especially tricky, an endeavour to navigate through or a challenge to be won, but there is an overall aspect of life that can make or break who you are, that defines your future and takes that extra leap of faith in order to achieve greatness and …
What an absolutely fantastic week it has been. Both me and my husband have been off this week so we planned to have a mini getaway which was perfect. We went to quite a nice hotel nearby for a couple of nights and we just relaxed and did nothing. I cannot remember the last time …
I feel like I’ve got in a bit of a blogging rut lately; nothing I write seems to be good enough and although I have lists of potential blog posts to write, I never want to write any of them. There’s so many different angles I want to cover, that, in some ways, I don’t …
This week in the UK is half term, where the schools break up for a week and children get a break from that everyday routine. It often means that parents need to find additional child care or take time off work to look after their little ones. It can sometimes prove to be an expensive …
In complete contrast to last week, this week has gone by so slowly! Each day seemed to drag and the weekend, though finally here, seemed a million miles away. I have suffered with a cold this week, complete with hacking cough, so that hasn’t helped matters. I’ve been in bed 9pm every night I think! …
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