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Food Bank Britain: Breaking Bread

BREAKING BREAD FOOD BANK

I visited the local food bank this week and donated a few quid. In this ‘rich’ country we call ‘Great’ Britain, we have a lot of homeless people and people struggling to cope. Over a million people are said to have taken out a pay-day loan last year. The stress and anxieties are causing a mental health epidemic. (more…)


Thrifty Christmas Countdown: 14 days to go

The Aldi super-six this week are clementines (600g), little gem lettuce (2), Maris piper potatoes (1.5 Kg), Brussels sprouts (750g), carrots (2.5Kg) and parsnips (600g). They are on offer until the end of the month. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Black Friday

The Aldi super-six this week are tomatoes (6), chantenay carrots (500g), savoy cabbage, lemons (3), swede and onions (1 Kg). They are all 49p each. Those are on offer until next Thursday. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: November Bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are Royal Gala apples, conference pears, cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), sweet pointed peppers (2), large flat mushrooms (250g) and persimmon (3). They are all 69p each. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Keep on saving

The Aldi super-six this week are cherry tomatoes (300g), savoy cabbage, carrots (1Kg), celery, onions (1Kg) and snack pack grapes (170g). They are all 39p and that offer lasts until the 24th of September. I like celery in soup or stew… (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: gluten free sausages

The Aldi super-six this week are figs (3/4), mangetout (150g), garlic (4), cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), nectarine (4/5) and fun size pears (7-10). They are all 69p. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: price competition

The Aldi super-six this week are cucumber, spring onions (100g), mixed chillies (80g), pointed cabbage, carrots (1Kg) and broccoli. They are all 39p this week. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Saving money

The Aldi super-six this week are courgettes (500g), salad potatoes (1Kg), nectarines (4/5), cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), cauliflower and chestnut mushrooms (250g). They are all 69p each. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Summer bargains

Aldi

The Aldi super six this week are Romaine lettuce (2), sugar snaps (150g), baby plum tomatoes (300g), peaches (4/5), galia melon and cherries (200g). They are all 69p each. I think summer salad days are here at last! (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Bargains and deals

The Aldi super-six this week are baby corn (135g), Romaine lettuce (2), oranges (5/6/7 pack), large vine tomatoes (500g), mushrooms (380g) and fun-size bananas(7). They are all 69p each and the offer lasts until the 18th of June. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Jersey Royals

You know spring is well under way when those delicious Jersey Royal potatoes arrive in the supermarket. They seem cheaper this year and so we can all afford to enjoy them. Sunday lunch could be special this weekend… (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: spring barbecue?

The Aldi super-six this week are baby plum tomatoes (250g), baby corn (135g), salad potatoes (1Kg), rhubarb (400g), fun-size pears (8) and chestnut mushrooms (250g).   They are all 69p each. That offer runs until the 21st of May. The new offers will start on Thursday, 22nd of May. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Supermarket price war?

The Aldi super-six this week are baby plum tomatoes (250g), baby corn (135g), salad potatoes (1Kg), rhubarb (400g), fun-size pears (8) and chestnut mushrooms (250g).   They are all 69p each.  I’ll have the salad potatoes… That offer runs until the 21st of May. The new offers will start on Thursday, 22nd of May. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: In the garden?

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. They are on until the 7th of May. I went to Lidl this week too, it’s not quite as good as Aldi. (more…)


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…)


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: 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…)


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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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

Aldi

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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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…)


Living life in a balanced way

Loxdale bridge 2

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…)