Frugal Living

Tip 2: Be Prepared with Essential Equipment

Are you prepared before you go shopping? Really? Here’s some shopping kit that you may already be using and others that you may not.

Tip 1: Eat Less Meat

This is the first in a new blog series on how to reduce your grocery bill and still eat healthily.


For a change this isn’t a blogpost with a recipe. Call it a musing if you will, about the Ulster Bank issue and how our lives have changed.

Meal Planning

Things I have learnt from doing the stocktake: You could wrap our entire estate in the amount of kitchen roll I found in the bottom of the press. If I’m ever stuck for cement I have plenty of weetabix which will suffice. There is enough coffee here to last for years, probably because I don’t …

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I don’t know about anybody else but filling our bellies and cupboards on a budget is tough going sometimes. My heart wishes we could buy Irish as much as possible, source food locally and support organic producers. My purse on the other hand & consequently my head, reminds me that we have a serious budget …

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