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Offers and special buys #thrifty

The Aldi super-six this week are blueberries (125g), salad potatoes (1Kg), Braeburn apples, oranges, baby plum tomatoes (250g) and mild onions (4). They are all 69p and the offer runs until Wednesday, 11th of February 2015. (more…)

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What does ‘price discrimination’ actually mean?

I just looked at chickens in Tesco, they are £4.00 each or 3 for £10. Why do you have to pay a 1/5 more if you only want one? Is this discrimination in favour of families or against single people?

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Name that river!

PARK 007

I used a photo from last year to start today’s blog. We haven’t had very much sunshine this year. Locals can try to guess where it is and the name of the river. We only have one river though so if that isn’t enough of a challenge, check out the flood light in the background between the trees. Where is that? (more…)


The weeks review

a landscape, Merrion's Wood

I’ve started this post with a photo that I think is a little artistic. It was taken in Merrion’s Wood. I don’t think I would choose Merrion’s Wood for a picnic, it is a great place to take photographs and explore though. I would prefer Sandwell Valley for a picnic on a sunny day. Do you remember those sunny days we used to get in England? We do get breaks in the rain sometimes and that is a good time for a barbecue, garden party or a picnic. That was the subject of my blog yesterday.

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Thrifty Thursday 7

Money - Seeing the future

Biased?

When you are reading about anything to do with money, you should look for bias. Ask if the writer is biased and the same is true if you are being advised by a friend, financial advisor, a banker or accountant. (more…)


Frugal Friday | Saving Real Money

UK Pounds

Gold or Paper?

Which would you rather have the gold sovereign or the paper money shown in the picture? The paper money is going down in value by over 5% a year and the gold sovereign is going up in value. The gold sovereign is carried by the SAS (Special Air Service) because it’s like an international currency and generally recognised as being valuable throughout the world. In one country this week citizens were offered a chance to win $1,000 of gold for handing in dog poo! In other countries people have been buying gold bars from vending machines. (more…)