July 2016

11 posts

Happy Sunday everyone 🙂 it’s the last day of July, how did that happen?! This year is absolutely flying by and our little boy will turn one next Sunday, which is so hard to believe. July has been a bit better in terms of the weather, and we’ve managed to get out and about a …
I have been thinking a lot lately about how content I feel, how good life seems and how much I have to be thankful for. Now, this isn’t just a post for me to ramble on about how great I feel, nor how lucky I am to be in this place right now, but to …
Hello Monday! I hope everyone has a good start to the week. Today is the start of my first full week on holiday and I’m so looking forward to it. Lots of time to spend with the Frugal Baby for a start! We are off to a pottery and painting class at the local library …
Whenever we discuss our early retirement journey through saving hard, investing and spending less than we earn, we are quite often met with scepticism and general murmurs of doubt when we go through our plans. The idea that leaving the working world behind before the general retirement age of mid-60s in the UK is such …
Hello Monday! It’s a good Monday today as there are only three weeks left until the end of term, and then I get to spend lots and lots of quality time with the Frugal Baby, hopefully in some sunshine 🙂 I am supposed to be doing slimming world but have fallen off the wagon a …
Happy Friday everyone! This morning we are off for our first adventure that is soft play, so I’m sure that’ll be interesting…! I’m not sure what Frugal Baby will actually be able to do in there, but it’s something new for him to explore and experience 🙂   Yesterday, I had the exciting opportunity to …
Monday means meal planning day! I debated whether or not to post this, as I can appreciate that menu plans week in week out may get quite repetitive, but as budgeting is a fundamental part of The Frugal Cottage, keeping my grocery budget under control is important to me and I truly believe that meal …
My fifth online income report! I’m still in a bit in shock that I’m actually writing about earning money online. Granted, the numbers are small and I have a long way to go until I’m earning a decent income, but it’s a start. I haven’t written a blog income report since February, as I haven’t …
Another month means I get the exciting opportunity to talk about the dividend income we received throughout the month. Just for owning a tiny part of a company and investing in them, believing in their ideals and just being patient means we get paid dividends, and hopefully for many years to come! The dividend income received …
My favourite time of the month again – it’s time to update the Ultimate Dream Fund! Although I managed really well with savings in June, the uncertainty of the UK and the Leave vote at the end of the month has meant that my shares have wavered slightly. They are now back on the up …
PAGE TOP