Frugal Framing: Displaying Art On A Budget

Frugal Framing - here's how I save money on framing my artwork and make my family photos look expensive!

Recently I’ve been focusing on framing some of my family photos and memorabilia. Whilst framing fine art is a specialist area, it’s something that has saved me a lot over the years. I’d started by working on frames for my artwork, but decided to give some photographs a bit of the same attention. Why bother framing? A good frame can […]

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Help! My Cat Is An Affection Eater

Some cats refuse to eat unless they're being stroked or petted - this is called affection eating. Click on the picture to read why this happens and how this happened to our cat.

Affection Eating Strange eating behaviour in cats is a lot more common than I realised before I encountered it in mine. My cat is an affection eater. This means that he prefers to eat when he’s being stroked or petted. Everyone likes to think their cat is particularly strange, perhaps the most strange and wonderful cat in the world. Maybe we’re […]

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Our Frugal Fortnight

As an alternative to my regular 5 frugal things, here's our frugal fortnight's activities.

Our frugal fortnight – I didn’t publish my regular 5 frugal things post last week, as I had my extra income report for March due, and I knew most of my frugal news would be covered. So here’s something a bit different for the last two weeks – a summary of some of the frugal things we didn’t mention! 1 […]

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Extra Income Report – March 2017

This is an account of the extra income my family earned in March 2017. Click on the picture to read how we made more money this month!

Extra Income Report – March 2017 March was strange – I constantly had the feeling that I wasn’t getting anywhere despite working frantically, but every time I stopped and thought about it, I realised I actually did accomplish quite a lot. And then the feeling started all over again! Thankfully I remembered my new “notebook of success” and started to […]

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Lee’s Money News Review – March 31st, 2017

My first round up of the money news that caught my eye - because I'm too busy to do the kind of detailed post on each story that I'd like to!

I come across interesting snippets of money-related news all the time, but it’s not always easy to research and present a post on each one individually. Welcome to Lee’s lazy roundup of sometimes weird and wacky money news! World’s biggest coin stolen On Monday it was reported that a huge solid gold coin with a face value of $1 million […]

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My Month In Pictures – March 2017

My Month In Pictures: March 2017. Click on the picture to read about my favourite Instagram pictures for March, and why I chose them.

My month in pictures. I’ve been taking a photograph for Instagram every day for just a month short of a year now. I’ve decided that it would be a great idea to publish a blog post selecting my favourite Instagram photos of the month – photos that meant something to me, illustrated our month, or made me happy in some […]

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The British Towns Where Houses Are Too Cheap

The British Towns Where Houses Are Too Cheap

In 2015 I did a lot of reading about the British housing market/bubble/crisis – however you choose to see it. Starting with John Lanchester’s “Whoops” and finishing with Danny Dorling’s “Inequality and the 1%”, with innumerable newspaper articles in between, I started absorbing all sorts of information that would have passed me by not long before. I suppose the switch was flipped by suddenly […]

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5 Frugal Things I’ve Done

Here are 5 of the frugal things I've done for the week - 24th March, 2017.

It’s been a big eBay week here, but we’ve been buying, not selling. I know, I know, but as I said before, I don’t like selling online much. I’ve also been doing a lot of research for some posts, so it’s hard to fit everything in. Still, here are some thrifty things we did this week! 1 We generally get […]

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Everything I Learned From My Mother (About Money)

Our mothers teach us so much about life by their actions as well as their lessons. Here's what I learned from my mother (about money).

My mother – My mother and I have a wonderful relationship, and I’m truly happy to be able to say that. She’s taught me a lot about life, but not always in a direct way. Mum has given me a few direct pieces of advice over the years, but generally, I’ve learned from her example. As well as the things […]

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