Thrifty and content

 It really is all in the state of mind.

I don't have a grand bucket list, or wishes beyond my wee life.

A trip out in the car, walking the dog somewhere we haven't been before (or for a while), cooking a different meal, reading a new book - all these are a treat.

I was born into a large family in the 70's when money was sparse and spent sensibly. We all learned to repair our clothes or use old clothing to make something else.  We learned to eat the food put in front of us, to play with the toys that we had.

These ingrained behaviours are trendy nowadays. (I waited until I was in my 40s to be fashionable!)

I love meal listing, planning our food shopping to save as much as possible, chatting to my bloke (Man Wonderful) about anything and everything, playing the piano or sitting quietly reading.

Plans coming up include popping to the library and taking new dog for his first few walks.



Very happy.

What about you?



  1. I don't 'get' a lot of the things that are deemed essential to modern life. I don't want expensive artificial nails that look like claws, lips that look like sausages and bright orange skin. I don't want to waste my leisure hours shopping for cheaply made 'must have' tat and I don't want to walk around with my nose glued to my phone, oblivious to the beauties of the world around me. I actively enjoy making the most of what I have and exercising my brain to think of new ways to do things more efficiently/cheaply/environmentally friendly. My husband jokes that we are a couple of Edwardians who have somehow pitched up in the 21st century and sometimes I think he is right!

    1. I think you and I might be twins... :-)

  2. So nice to read someone who is content and just getting on with life.


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