A fierce start to December!
Before we get to the festive frugality, we have to mention the 120 mile an hour winds we’ve had here, the extended power cuts and heavy snow. A huge tree came down over our polytunnel but happily no damage occurred. We were very glad of our well stocked pantry, gas hob, hot water bottles and log fire!
Festive Advice and Tips
See our Frugal Christmas page, the most important piece of advice being, we believe:
Remember what really matters in your life. Look after yourself.
You’ll also find gift ideas, decoration advice and Christmas recipes. See the page here
Festive Frugality: Gifts
Everything5Pounds have a great range of clothes and homewares. All for £5, sometimes less. Designer items end up in the mix too.
The Works are fantastic for selling sets of books for the price you would normally pay for one, so great if you have lots of kids to buy for (or adults!).
Warming Winter Recipes
- Tattie Soup
- Tomato Rice Soup
- Mince and Dumplings
- Potato Bake
- Mixed Bean Casserole
- Beer Battered Onion Rings
- Banana Raisin Flapjacks
Keep those pantries stocked!
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Keep cosy and well fed and rested dear ones…