Friday, 16 June 2017

Frugal Friday

The end of another frugal week ! This week we did a lot of cooking from scratch and I spotted a new book about cooking and shopping from Aldi, so I've put it on the wish list. Unfortunately, it's not available at the library so I can't have a look at it first. I did reserve a book on learning Italian, which only cost 30p reservation fee, so that was good, especially when I discovered that I prefer Duolingo !

This week I also got a boiler service for £60, with a year's breakdown cover included and Plusnet replaced our main telephone soccer after the internet wasn't working properly, I'm waiting to see if they are going to charge us for it as the internet service is still intermittent !

We picked lots from the garden, including organic strawberries which had to be netted to stop the birds eating them all ! We also made wholemeal and french bread, tortillas, slow cooker chicken and stock, soup, stuffing, breadcrumbs, yoghurt, a coffee cake, a steamed pudding and popcorn. I downloaded some free Kindle books for the holidays and got a free local paper.

I used Experian to check my credit score for free and was delighted to find that it is excellent 982 out of a possible 999, should mean switching credit cards is very easy if I see a better deal. MrShoestring picked up some extra work at school for which he will be paid next month so that will be handy for the holidays !

I hope that you have a had a good frugal week too !


  1. I've got a copy of the budget supermarket cookbook - borrowed from library of course. It's very good and I shall photocopy several of the recipes and hopefully actually get to use them too!

  2. Oh, that's great to hear that it is good !