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One advantage of a messy garden…

…is a lot of yummy blackberries at this time of year! I have written before about the trials and tribulations of our garden: When we moved in the garden was a mess. The previous occupants had used it as a … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 September 10, 2010

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How to fill your Morrisons trolley for £30

So what can you get with a £30 Morrisons voucher? The Sun newspaper’s social media agency got in touch to say that they would bestow a voucher for this very sum upon me, if I told y’all what I’d spend … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 July 9, 2010

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My favourite use for a Tesco Value Vacuum Cleaner

Question: look at the picture. What do you see? If your answer is a £14.98 Value Vacuum Cleaner from Tesco, you are only half-right… As it turns out this humble vac won’t just clean your carpets… It will also help … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 June 28, 2010

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Erica’s Garden Pantry: shooting for the sky

Okay, so here’s a question: do you recognise this plant on your left? Erica, whose green fingers are turning her little city garden into a verdant cornucopia of fruit and veg, has these clues for you: 1. It’s a good … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 June 14, 2010

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SIMPLE PLEASURES: flowers from the garden

When we moved in here and the garden was a weed-strewn wasteland, two plants bloomed that first summer. They were both columbines and their sudden appearance that June took us by surprise as, well… we hadn’t expected anything that flowered … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 June 7, 2010

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Introducing Erica’s Garden Pantry – and her pond-bath

This is Erica. She is a friend of mine and, like many of my friends, she has superpowers. (Ah, I do pick them.) Erica lives in London. Her superpowers include beautiful illustrations and the uncanny ability to turn little city … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 May 26, 2010

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Garden pests? Cucumber them.

Yes, cucumber. We’re talking chopped cucumber here, rather than a whole one wielded, lightsabre style, against the creepy-crawlie armies. So you have a plant covered in holes? Salad vegetable to the rescue! Here’s the deal. 1. Chop a chunk of … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 April 25, 2010

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Clean curtains the thrifty way

I’ve found a cheap new way to clean curtains. Confession time : it’s about reinvigorating rather than washing, but I was reluctant to call this post Reinvigorate curtains the thrifty way as it would have made me sound a bit… … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 March 30, 2010

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BT: charging me for services I don’t use

Our monthly BT bill has been much reduced since we swapped out our BT broadband for Orange, which is a third of the price. We don’t use our landline phone very much either; we tend to use it at weekends, … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 March 29, 2010

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Get rid of bindweed? Gosh, I’d like to…

“Do you know how to get rid of bindweed?” said my husband over breakfast this morning, with a know-it-all air. “How?” For a second, I thought he was going to deliver the revelation that would transform the garden for the … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty11 March 28, 2010

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Want cheaper energy bills? Here’s a new idea…

A millionaire businessman, Matt Stockdale, is launching a new energy company – charging gas and electricity at cost. Fat cats, begorrah! The company is called At Cost Energy. It isn’t up and running yet – at the time of writing, … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 March 8, 2010

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DISCOUNT: Valentines flowers from Interflora

Last year I got all moody about the jacked-up prices for ordering flowers online. This year Interflora are well and truly back in my good books, after sending me free flowers (huzzah!) and a special Valentines flowers discount for all … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 February 11, 2010

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Cath Kidston sale: the highlights

The Cath Kidston sale is currently in progress on the company’s website. As regular readers will know, I am v. partial to Cath Kidston but bristle with indignation at the RRPs. This time around, some of the discounts are stingy … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 January 21, 2010

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New Year’s resolutions: more blogging, less waste, garden makeover.

It’s New Year’s resolution time. Whirling dervish: on your marks, get set, go! 1. More blogging. I’m going to have more time to blog in 2010: I’ll be blogging on the same range of thrifty subjects, but more frequently. This … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 January 2, 2010

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Growing Brussels sprouts for Christmas

I hope that you are all having a great Christmas break. Right now I am having a fine ol’ time sitting on my bottom, pushing Turkish Delight into my face and watching telly, so this is just a quick post … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty7 December 28, 2009