Today is a ‘frugal is shite!’ day! I went to Tavistock because of work and as we worked a school hours day, I had time to ‘do Tavistock’ and it’s such a lovely place. I would have loved a browse around the shops, to have new shoes and new clothes, but I’m a few years off doing that. I was with a colleague, who on the way back to the car park picked up a sweatshirt and shoes in a shop. I was back to being the kid outside the post office again! The only shopping I did today was with the change in my pocket. We only buy bread at the end of the day when it’s reduced and pop it in the freezer. Here’s the how to make bread a butter pudding. Slice and butter some bread.
Mix milk, eggs and sugar and pour on top, we add some sultanas too and some mixed spice. When cooked, mix up some 9p custard.
Then scoff. The day is still shite, this feeling will pass.
So many of us have to save money, or don’t have money, are out of work, have lost a job due to redundancy and are having to just use what money there is to buy food, pay the water bill and keep the rent paid. I have to remember that I have enough so I never miss paying a bill, I’ve never missed a mortgage payment, I’m able to throw money at debts, the house is warm, the freezer is full of food and I’m well clothed and in the end, I will be ok. We all have days like this……or do we? Am I alone in feeling utterly fed up from time to time that I can’t join in?
Until tomorrow, when I promise I will have cheered up,