Friday, 16 November 2018

Been and gone....

A new blogger got in touch the other day, asking how to begin the frugal journey. For whatever reason, her blog has disappeared, I do hope everything is ok and she wasn’t put off by the processes us bloggers were suggesting.

It got me thinking and next week, I’ll go over what why’s and wherefores I found useful, just in case, the info will be of use to someone, somewhere.

Did you hear on the news the other morning that Premier foods are starting to stockpile certain food lines?

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  1. I saw yesterday that Jack Monroe has changed minds about stockpiling and has written about it and produced a list. I'm thinking about doing some stockpiling myself although I do remember the hoo ha over the whole 2K thing in the lead up to the year turning 2000

    https://cookingonabootstrap.com/2018/11/15/what-and-why-im-stockpiling-for-brexit/

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  2. I heard about that too!
    I don't know if it's just me or what, but last week I commented to hubby that Tesco shelves up our way looked a bit sparse. Today I went to Sainsburys as I had £12 off 60 and a £10 voucher to use and I found the same situation there too.

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    1. Maybe just changing over from Halloween to Christmas?

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  3. I did hear that on the radio, what do they know I wonder?
    Briony
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    1. Who knows, sure we’ll all be the last to know.

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  4. I think my frugal journey began before I was born as in spite of dad always working hard there was not much money with 6 children. Mum always drummed into us the need to pay the rent first and food may have been plain but nobody went hungry. Sometimes it was a need to be frugal and then it became a habit.

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  5. I usually have a good stock pile but mine is due to weather. Right now I am trying to use things up so we can make a trip to stock up very soon.

    Sometimes being frugal needs to be a step by step process and people figure they need to do all steps at once. Scares them off.

    God bless.

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    1. I used to do it for each winter in case we were cut off but our winters aren’t generally quite so bad now. Still like to be prepared though just in case!

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  6. I do store a lot more since our move but that is due to the weather conditions and ferries. I do pick up extra when I can if something is on special offer.

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  7. Prices here in the states are rising too. I noticed sliced beets had gone up 30 cents a jar and they say peanut butter will go up because of flooding the the southern part of the east coast. Pecans are ridiculous in their cost. I enjoyed reading the cooking on a bootstrap referenced by a reader.

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  8. I am hoping that British producers look at home markets. All this globalization which means we are sending our stuff abroad and buying other stuff in from abroad is just silly.

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  9. I have always been in favour of stockpiling. Tinned and dry goods that you can make a meal out of when times get tough is good.

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