Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

During February of last year, I didn't buy anything that wasn't considered necessary - no to new clothes, no to new books, no to slices of cake in our local dog-friendly café. I've just completed another Frugal February and I feel good about it. It's been good practice to pause and actively consider whether a … Continue reading Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

A Month In Which I Don’t Buy Anything I Don’t Truly Need | The Re-run

In February last year, I only bought things that were considered essential. I'm doing the same again this year. No buying anything I don’t truly need. My list includes: tea/coffee in cafés, with a notable exception allowed.magazineschocolate/sweets/biscuitsclothesbooksscrapbooking productsrandom online shopping. Amazon, I’m looking at you Frugal February will give me a chance to actively live with our … Continue reading A Month In Which I Don’t Buy Anything I Don’t Truly Need | The Re-run

How The Month of No Buying Panned Out

So how did the month of no buying non-essentials pan out? It turns out that if you have a new puppy in the house, you don't go out anywhere near as much as you might ordinarily do. You don't give into temptation when nipping through M&S or glancing in the bookshop's window ... because you're … Continue reading How The Month of No Buying Panned Out

A Month In Which I Don’t Buy Anything I Don’t Truly Need

I was perusing the confectionery aisle in the supermarket when a small voice in my head said, "So what if Jelly Babies are on offer, you don't need them". I bought them anyway, ate too many in one sitting and gave myself a sugar-overload headache. Did I really need them? That's when I gave myself … Continue reading A Month In Which I Don’t Buy Anything I Don’t Truly Need