This weekend I experienced my first ever seed swap. Seed swaps at their simplest are events where gardeners meet and exchange seeds. Growing from seed is the cheapest and most rewarding route to a beautiful and bountiful garden, and seed swapping events are a wonderful way to share the excesses of your yield and find [...]
Tradition has it that chimney sweeps are a symbol of luck. Well, I’m not the normally the superstitious type but today I definitely think my chimney sweep let a little of his luck rub off onto me. He let me into a little secret or two about how to save money when having my chimney [...]
Foraging for sweet chestnuts in the autumn is one of my favourite things to do as a family. It’s easy, free and fun, and you get delicious treat at the end. This weekend we went down to the New Forest and got a bumper crop. You can forage for chestnuts at any time in the [...]
For several months now I’ve been secretly excited about the prospect of having a water meter fitted in my home. Yes, I know I probably need to get out more! But it meant the possibility of having greater control over how much we spend and more importantly how much we can save; savings which we [...]
I'm a mum on a mission to make our hard earned cash stretch further, without compromising quality family time and fun. This blog documents my tried and tested money saving and income generating tips. I hope to provide practical ideas and inspiration to help families in similar situations improve their finances and live well on less.