I love the simplicity of weekends. I have a leisurely lie in on Saturdays and get up around 9 am, which is four hours more sleep than I have on a week day. I strip the beds and ‘get the washing on’ – it then goes on the line if it’s not raining and comes in later to finish on the clothes racks. I go shopping on a strict budget of £40 for everything. I cook. I garden. I read. I watch TV or go out for a walk with the dogs. I blog or read blogs, I forum and email and catch up with the newspapers on line.
I have the most wonderful weekends just pottering about with dearly beloved. I have no doubts about my life choices or the route I have taken until some one asks me about my weekend when I get to work on Monday. “Did you go anywhere?”………………”Did you eat out or go to the theatre/cinema blah blah….” and my answer is invariably the same. Those I work with are incredulous that I don’t just drop the suits to the dry cleaners, pick something up from M&S and leave the money for the cleaning lady! They just can’t see the pleasure I get from pressing onion sets into the soil or turning my compost. Well, we’ve had a wonderful weekend and our journey is amazing as; we’re in it together. The simplicity of our frugal life has united us against the banks, the shops, the retailers and the ‘life style’ brigade and it strengthens me against the side ways glances that are either pitying or piss taking. I was delighted at the incredible support from readers of yesterday’s blog and know there are a lot more of ‘us’ out there doing our bit to live the simple life and long may we continue!!! Here’s to us! Long live the frugal!
Fridges of the frugal are always packed with cheap and nutrititious veggies and not much else. Notice the lack of bottled water or beer!
Ovens of the frugal are usually mini and use a miserly amount of electricity. Every frugal kitchen has a lidded bucket for kitchen scraps, which are composted and never wasted. The simple money saving life is very light on the planet. We know who we are!!
“I’m frugal to pay off debts, to tread lightly on the planet and to live a simple life.” Frugal Queen