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Looking forward to Spring?

Retailers always have another way to get us to part with our money. The latest one seems to be ‘pay-day deals’. I wonder how they know when we’ve been paid. It all sounds very Orwellian to me. Read the rest of this page »

Sausages #thrifty #gluten-free

This week’s super-six at Aldi are iceberg lettuce, mixed chillies (65g), celery, aubergine (300g), broccoli (335g) and beetroot (500g). They are 39p and the offers run until the 11th of March. The best offer this week though is… sausages! Read the rest of this page »

Winter editing

This time last year, I was driving through floods. The floods weren’t too bad in the Black Country, but the River Tame did flood in places. In winter you can still get interesting pictures. Bare landscapes with trees stripped of their leaves can look quite spectacular in the winter sunshine. Read the rest of this page »

In a class of my own

I think Britain’s class system is out-dated, but it’s is still a big influence over millions of people’s lives. The working classes are supposed to be the uncouth, beer drinking proletariat with few manners and little culture. While the middle classes aspire to be like their lords and masters;  the upper classes. Read the rest of this page »

Changing times

Change

Things constantly change and we welcome some changes like improvements in technology. Scientific discoveries lead to new drugs and better healthcare. Some change is based on political ideology, religious fanaticism or is fuelled by hatred and we see no sense in it. Read the rest of this page »

Special buys and bargains #thrifty

The Aldi super-six today are limes (3), cherry tomatoes (300g), Brussels sprouts (500g), leeks (500g), kiwi (6) and garlic (4). Those are 59p each. Those offers continue until the 25th of February. Read the rest of this page »

Moorcroft Wood landscapes.

I took this photo in 2012 with my Fujifilm S5600, which shows you don’t need an expensive camera to get a good shot. It was on a narrow aperture through the bars on a bridge over the canal and that’s Moorcroft Wood on the left. Read the rest of this page »

We are all alcoholics now

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21 units

The government recommends that we drink no more than 21 units of alcohol a week, but many people drink more? They can’t force us to cut down, can they? It seems they are going to try, at least for people on benefits. If they get away with that, how long before they try it with the rest of us? Read the rest of this page »

Valentines Day review

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It’s Valentine’s Day today when people reaffirm their closest relationships. Humans have many rules and traditions relating to relationships. These include etiquette, social rules, good manners and polite behaviour. Read the rest of this page »

Aldi – Asda #thrifty

Aldi

The Aldi super-six starting today are limes (3), cherry tomatoes (300g), Brussels sprouts (500g), leeks (500g), kiwi (6) and garlic (4). Those are 59p each. Read the rest of this page »

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