Emerges, blinking, into the sunlight…

Miss Thrifty7 March 21, 2016

emerges blinking into the sunlight

I’m back – and ready to unbox.

In truth, this feels like waking up after a lengthy sleep, Snow White-style. I am so happy to be here.

A lot has changed. For example, I no longer spend £600 a month on a six-hour round trip to work (ugh).

I have moved to a different part of the country, to a town south of Manchester. It is on the edge of the Peak District and, when the weather picks up like it did the other week, it gets pretty here.

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I have a new Thrifty Baby: another little boy.

You will be pleased, if unsurprised, to learn that at six weeks old, he is already a super-frugaller. Pillowcases in place of crib sheets, reusing the reusable nappies from last time around… you name it.

Yes: while I’m in a different place (in more than one sense of the word) and I’ll be posting more about this down the line, some things remain the same. Chief amongst them? Finding new ways to save money, left, right and centre. Statutory maternity pay is wonderfully motivating. 😉

From testing the newest money-saving websites and apps, to trying out old-fashioned ways of saving money around the house, it turns out there is plenty to do. The bargain sections in my local supermarkets are taking a battering, my slow cooker is bubbling away, I’m scoring some great fashion finds and I’ve even rediscovered my sewing machine.

Stick around, won’t you? Padlock those purses. It’s time for some fun…

thrifty baby 2


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7 Responses to “Emerges, blinking, into the sunlight…

Welcome back and congratulations on the beautiful baby boy – he’s gorgeous 😊

Can’t wait to read more about what you’ve been up to over the last few (or more) months.

March 21, 2016 at 8:16 am

Lovelygrey says:

Oh welcome back. Enjoy your new surroundings. That’s one lush baby x

March 21, 2016 at 8:59 am

Welcome back, Karyn; it is nice to have you around again. And baby is gorgeous. (I’d like to meet him someday soon.)

March 21, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Revanche says:

That smile!

Welcome back, and congratulations on the move and cutting out that commute, what a heck of a haul.

March 23, 2016 at 8:55 pm

Amandah says:

Congratulations on Thrifty baby 2. How is big brother liking him?
Good to see your back on the Blog trail. Looking forward to more posts and tips and stuff.

March 29, 2016 at 9:25 pm

Miss Thrifty says:

@Amandah Thanks Amandah – big brother is loving his new role! He does tend to squeeze the bejesus out of the baby with over-enthusiastic cuddles, but we are working on that… 😉

April 7, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Oh what fabulous news! Congratulations and welcome back. I’ll be following your tips for sure. Hannah (from the fire station open day!) x

April 20, 2016 at 1:50 pm

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