As someone who is trying to live a frugal lifestyle, and get my money to go as far as it possibly can, there are certain traits I think I have that make me a frugal person. Living frugally means I can have a good life that I can afford, but it doesn’t mean sacrificing lots …
Yet another week has gone by, and it has been quite an intense week this week. I spent Tuesday morning at Accident and Emergency after hurting my arm at home, and have spent the rest of week at home, in pain and trying to rest as much as possible! What has been really frustrating is …
At the beginning of September, I posted about a cash challenge for groceries. I wanted to do all of my grocery spending in cash and see how it would affect my spending when using actual cash (as opposed to cards) to pay for my shopping.   I set my budget at £45 a week for …
Hello October! How I’m looking forward to the darker evenings, with a comfy throw on the sofa and some candles burning brightly. We’ve got some big expenses coming up this month as we begin our bathroom renovation, but all planned so hopefully nothing too unexpected crops up during the month.   Every month I like …
As I sit here and mull over September as a month, there have been some definite highs and lows, both financial and personal. As my day job begins to get more pressured, I’m learning the hard way how to keep myself organised and get tasks done before they become overwhelming.   September marks the fourth …
How can it be nearly the end of September already?! Before we know it, it’ll be Christmas, then the new year and a whole new set of aims to work out! As some of you know, if you’ve read my previous post, I’ve been feeling a little bit down this week. Lots of pressure at …
I probably shouldn’t be telling you this, but as this is my blog, I’m going to write this anyway. This probably is not the most positive post in the world, but it’s the truth and if I can’t write it here, where can I?   I’ll be honest, I’m a bit overwhelmed by life right now. …
  I have been planning this post for a while, and keep putting off when to publish it, but I think the time has come.   This is my vision for The Frugal Cottage. I had been planning to start a blog for about 3 months before I actually took the first step and bought …
Another week has gone by so quickly. I’ve had some late nights at work trying to get everything done, so by the time I get home in the evening, I don’t want to do anything. That coupled with not sleeping well means this hasn’t been the best week. Here’s to a better week next week! …
Weekends are a time for slowing down, savouring the time available and spending time with loved ones. There was a time where I thought weekends were all about spending money, going out and wasting the hours. I used to spend a fortune by just going into town on a Saturday, wandering about the shops and …
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