No spend February – did I succeed and what did I learn?

I must begin with an apology, I know this blog post is late - a bout of Bronchitis has knocked me a bit over the last few weeks - in some ways it made the challenge easier, in other ways, much harder. I'll explain more later on in this post. For me, the whole point … Continue reading No spend February – did I succeed and what did I learn?

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Thrifty Biscuits – my no spend February challenge

Every month I say "I need to have an easy month money wise." and every month, without fail, something crops up. Something we "need", something the kids "need", something we need to do, something breaks.... you get the idea. So I decided that I would try a "no spend" month, having seen a few people … Continue reading Thrifty Biscuits – my no spend February challenge

Other people’s houses… Deal’s conservation area

Deals conservation area stretches parallel to the beach at its northern end. Old smugglers cottages on higgledy-piggledy lanes, no two are alike. Protected by a Designated Conservation Area, owners know that they have to abide by certain rules and apply for planning permission for any changes affecting the outside of the house. This was the … Continue reading Other people’s houses… Deal’s conservation area