My week in Instagram – 31/12/11….

new year

I couldn't really blog on New Years Eve without wishing you a Happy New Year could I?  So...... I'll probably be back tomorrow with my New Years Resolutions as I love to sit and write a list of resolutions on New Years Day but tonight I wanted to share with you (or at least those of you who are not out partying or too drunk to see a computer screen) the first of my resolutions. I've started to use my Iphone as my main camera lately, mostly because my DSLR is too big and bulky to carry everywhere with me and also because it's actually a really good little camera.  I use an app called … [Read more...]

A Frugal New Year – Saving energy around the home…

I'm working with Britmums and British Gas at the moment on a campaign to help educate people about energy conservation which is perfect timing as my next post about how to have a Frugal New Year was going to be all about reminding you how to save energy as a family.  I know I'm always going on about saving energy but it really is important and to make sure you really get the message, I'm going to share with you something that my daughter was taught at school: Using Less Energy = Lower Energy Bills + Less Impact on the Environment To a 9 year old it's a no brainer really, why would you not … [Read more...]

A Frugal New Year – Let’s start with meal planning….


Meal planning is probably the single biggest change I made when I started out on my frugal journey and it's something that I continue to do (almost) every week.  I'm not perfect though and if I'm honest, there are plenty of times when we don't stick to the plan for one reason or another but on the whole, we do quite well and have managed to reduce our food shopping bill by a fair bit. I'm not going to insult your intelligence by telling you what meal planning is or how to do it but I will tell you how I do it and hopefully, if you meal plan too, you might share how you plan your meals in … [Read more...]