Friday 11 March 2016

Fog and Frugality

Frugal is a big old buzz word these days, and I have to say it's one I have tried to avoid. There's something so terribly monastic and pious sounding about the word; it makes you think of sackcloth, brown rice and slightly patronising BBC2 television programmes telling you how to make a set of shelves out of planks and bricks.

Well I need to slash back my spending; I'm tired of not having money to buy nice things from time to time, or being able to put as much away as I'd like, but the trick is I'm going to spend less money while living more.

So, if anyone does have any ideas, and yes I'm on the survey sites already, much good may it do me in terms of saving up for a new kindle. But if you have any ideas how to scam free cinema tickets say, or discretely drink in pubs and bars for nothing, or get more folk to send me things to review and, errrr, keep them a little bit, then do let me know.  Feel like trying to live a little differently.

And if I have to live of pasta and pesto for a few weeks, I can do that. I can always thrown in some Asda own brand Mozarella to make it even more exciting.

As for the world outside, it's been a foggy one. It was misty last night, and then 6am this morning it was full on foggy and cold. Just what I needed, being ill and all that. The ice solidified out of the fog, and left me in my black uniform looking like a muffin frosted with icing sugar, and with hands like I'd had them in a dry ice machine.

Still, atmospheric photo-opps may be created. Bicycle lights by shivering night.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 11.03.16


  1. 'Twas a bit soupy yesterday, weren't it? Luckily I didn't have to go to work in it, though I'm working two twelve hour shifts this weekend instead. You need to keep an accurate account of what you spend for a few weeks then you can see where changes need to be applied.

  2. Frugality has never been my strong point Si so I am not one to give out advice.

  3. Only buy what you'll eat is my advice. Food waste costs a fortune. Make lists of meals and stick to them ;-).

  4. Certainly when shopping, the best advice I can pass on is - make a list and stick with it!

    Fog can and does add to the atmosphere in photo's!

    All the best Jan

  5. Lovely atmospheric photos! It's worth finding out whether your local cinemas or theatres have press screenings / showings that you can turn up to for free (blogs usually count as press). Or at the very least cheap previews at the theatre.