Convenience Foods

Not so long ago in order to prepare a meal, it had to be prepared almost entirely from scratch, by hand and by you in your very own kitchen. There were no shortcuts to chopping vegetables, spinning salads or even preparing all or part of a meal. But today, we have just about every food…

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The Humble Handkerchief

Has anyone else seen the movie ‘the intern’ with Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro? Well I highly recommend it as an easy to watch, light hearted movie. But there was a scene in the movie devoted to the humble handkerchief where Ben (played by De Niro) describes the lost art of carrying a handkerchief.…

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Why I Walked to the Shops Today

On Saturday I did my weekly grocery shop, however there were a couple of things I needed at my local green grocer. Now today being Sunday I had some free time on my hands so instead of just getting in the car like I normally would, I decided to walk. There are three main reasons…

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Pillow Talk

I was recently somewhat forced into a new purchase. My pillow has been giving me headaches (well after some deductions I believe that to be the culprit at least) and in order to reduce the headaches I’ve been getting I decided a new pillow was a worthwhile investment. However, shopping for a new pillow in…

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The Fine Line Between Frugal and Cheap

There is a fine line between being frugal and cheap. The two terms mean very different things to me and I find some people often get them confused. To me, living frugally means not necessarily going without but rather finding a cheaper alternative. Whereas the term ‘cheap’ I define as being more unwilling to pay…

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Supermarket Specials and Meal Inspiration

For those who a regular readers, you have probably gathered that I love a good bargain. I determine a bargain to be something that you actually need that happens to be on sale or a special deal. As if it’s not something you need, then I definitely wouldn’t consider it to be a ‘good deal’.…

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When it Doesn’t Pay to be Cheap

I like to think that I’m careful and live fairly frugally, as I have previously written I love the challenge of trying to save a dollar wherever I can. Whilst I will always search out the best deal, my health is something I’m not willing to compromise on. A good friend of mine inspired this…

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Time vs. Money

Sometimes I experience an an internal conflict. That conflict is one of time or money and it’s a conflict because it’s not always possible to have both. Don’t get me wrong that’s a fact of life but as a result, it’s a constant decision that needs to be made. Which is more important? I had…

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Eating Out, For Less

As much as I advocate for eating at home in order to save money, sometimes I like to eat out whether it’s with my partner or a group of friends. Not all the time or even frequently because otherwise not only does it become very expensive quickly but it has a tendency to loose it’s…

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The Great Egg Debate

Don’t ask me how we got onto this discussion, but the other day my work colleagues and I were discussing (well…arguing) which was better: the egg white or the egg yolk. Now, as simple as this seems it turned out to be a very controversial topic and really started to divide everyone in the office. …

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