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Thrifty Thursday: Spring bargains

The Aldi super six this week are cucumber, mixed chillies (65g), limes (3), beetroot (500g), garlic (500g) and tomatoes (6). They are all 39p each. I went yesterday and they still had last week’s super six, so I had a cauliflower, salad potatoes and some parsnips. I also bought garden tools for 1.99 each. (more…)


The Review: Easter

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Easter means different things to different people these days. To many the religious significance is still important, but to others religion is in disrepute. The Prime Minister claiming divine guidance hasn’t helped. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Easter bank holiday

Before the recession hit the UK, many people were spending money on credit cards and not really considering what might happen in the future. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Easter bargains

The Aldi super-six this week includes salad potatoes (1Kg), chantenay carrots (500g), cherry tomatoes (300g), leeks (500g), parsnips (750g) and cauliflower. They are all 49p each. I was told yesterday that there is a £5 coupon in the Sun newspaper for Aldi. I don’t like coupons and I really don’t like the Sun… (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Bluetooth earphones

Today’s special buys at Aldi includes some bluetooth earphone, which would be good for listening to music or using you phone hands free. They are 29.99 and the other special buys are mostly items to do with running, food and gardening. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Chasing bargains

The Aldi super six this week are red onions (1kg), garlic (4), celery, lemons (3), carrots (1Kg) and little gem lettuce (2). They are all 59p each and the offers run from today until the 9th of April. (more…)


The Review: Spring – day 3

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Spring is finally here and we have got the budget out of the way. What a damp squid that was. It seems our national debt as a percentage of GDP is higher than ever and still climbing. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: First day of Spring

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The super-six at Aldi this week are baby potatoes (750g), asparagus (150g), conference pears (6/7), mushrooms (350g), fun-size apples (9) and oranges (5/6/7). They are all 69p each. That offer last until next Wednesday 26th of March. I’ll try to check out the new offers on Thursday. I know I messed it up last week! My tip this week is to cook the baby potatoes in their skins. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Mothers Day bargains

I looked at the cards for Mother’s day (30th March) in Aldi the other day. They seem good quality. They are from just 79p and are part of this Sunday’s special buys. There are lots of things that could make a good present for Mother’s Day too. I’m told the cosmetics are good. I had shower gel, hair gel and shampoo! (more…)


The review: Local community and events

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I’ve had a strange week. I did finally manage to get to the hospital for my blood test. I was in and out in 10 minutes, which left 20 minutes on my 30 minutes parking. At a pound for 30 minutes, it seemed a shame to waste it. The car park was quite full though and so I decided not to join the Costa Coffee crowd, although the Taste Cafe was a little tempting. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: saving the pennies

The Aldi super-six  are lemons (3), swede, leeks (500g), Mangetout (150g), fun-size pears (8) and carrots (1Kg). They are all 69p, except the carrots are 49p. The super-six meat offer includes the chicken thighs and drumsticks for £2.49.

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The Review: Art Attack

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I seem to be gaining more recognition for my interest in art just lately. Not just for trying to create art, but as an art critic. One of the things on my bucket list is to get a picture into an art gallery. I don’t think it will be a local gallery. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: special buys and bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are little gem lettuce (2), garlic (4), celery, tomatoes (6), chantenay carrots (500g) and button mushrooms (150g). Those are 49p each and the offer lasts until the 26th of February. There is still 28 days of winter to go, so think about nice warming soups and stews. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Valentine bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are little gem lettuce (2), garlic (4), celery, tomatoes (6), chantenay carrots (500g) and button mushrooms (150g). Those are 49p each and the offer lasts until the 26th of February. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Bargains this week

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The Aldi super-six this week are braeburn apples, oranges,  blueberries, salad potatoes (1kg), mild onions (4) and baby plum tomatoes (250g). Those are all 69p each and the offers last until the 12th of February. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Chinese spring festival

The Aldi super-six this week are braeburn apples, oranges,  blueberries, salad potatoes (1kg), mild onions (4) and baby plum tomatoes (250g). Those are all 69p each and the offers last until the 12th of February. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: January offers

The Aldi super-six this week are butternut squash, onions (1Kg), swede, Chantenay carrots (500g), baby potatoes (750g) and tomatoes (6 pack) They are all 49p each and that offer continues until the 30th of January.Those baby potatoes are nice, cook them in their skins…

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Will this sunshine last all day?

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It’s Sunday and so my thoughts today are with photography. I can see a blue sky and sunshine! I have to do some shopping though, I’m running out of food and essentials. I have a busy week planned too, so it would help if I could get the shopping out of the way. I tried yesterday but there was a queue of cars not only trying to get into the supermarket car park, but trying to get out too. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: January bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are butternut squash, onions (1Kg), swede, Chantenay carrots (500g), baby potatoes (750g) and tomatoes (6 pack) They are all 49p each and that offer continues until the 30th of January.

The super-six meat offers this week are Southern fried chicken goujons 99p a pack, British lamb shoulder joint (5.99/kg), gammon steaks (1.49 a pack), British pork fillet (6.49 Kg), Simon Howie wee black pudding (99p – 200g) and fresh haggis (1.29 a pack). (more…)


Kidding themselves

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I watched a video this week of young children going up to smokers in the street and asking them for a light. The smokers responded by giving them a lecture on the dangers and health risks associated with smoking. The children then gave them a leaflet that asked them why, if they cared about the child, they didn’t care about themselves. (more…)


Living life in a balanced way

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The present and the future are connected to the past and partly determined by it. If we have prepared for the future, we will have a better future. That might mean guarding against the bad things that might happen in the future by driving carefully, taking precautions and saving for the future. We just have to find a good balance between our present and future needs, so we can enjoy both. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: A New Year

It’s a new year and so start as you mean to go on, by saving money! The Aldi super-six until the 15th of January are little gem lettuce (2), cucumber, savoy cabbage, garlic (4), spring onions and celery. They are all 39p each. They are now doing super six meat offers too, click that link to see those.

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The weekend review

Bridge to Moorcroft

Today’s picture is of the canal bridge over to Moorcroft Wood. I am still looking for a suitable photo for the Waterways calendar competition. I might go back there tomorrow and take another shot of that bridge at a higher resolution. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Christmas Countdown 13 days

The super six at Aldi today are clementines (600g), Brussels sprouts  (750g), Maris Piper potatoes (1.5Kg), parsnips (750g), carrots (1.5Kg) and lemons (5). They are all 69p. That offer lasts until the end of the month with new offers beginning on the 2nd of January. I think we can assume they will be closed on the 1st of Jan.

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