Word Of The Week-Newspaper

A few weeks ago I agreed to do something so far out of my comfort zone, I agreed to be interviewed about my thrifty ways for a newspaper story. I’ve been approached a few times over the years but have always declined. Every year I try to do something that pushes me so far out of my comfort zone that it hurts, this was definitely that.

Although I’ve had this blog for 6 years not a lot of people in my ‘real’ life knew about it, I knew that by agreeing to the article this was going to change and I will be honest that terrified me. Thankfully all the feedback from friends and family has been positive which is lovely, I can’t say the same about the comments in the newspaper though.

I’m proud of the life that Chris and I have built together in just under 10 years, we’ve been through so much to get to this point. I want to celebrate the fact that by being thrifty and frugal in some areas we get to live a pretty nice life.

Being frugal and thrifty has always been a way of life for me, no matter what my income has been I’ve always looked for the best deals and ways to stretch a pound. Most of the things I share are not rocket science they are simple things that anyone can do in order to save or make a little money. I believe in taking lots of small steps to achieve your financial goals.

I have had a few wobbles this week wondering if I did the right thing putting myself out there on such a public platform as a newspaper but at the end of the day it will soon be yesterday’s news. I will continue making those savings no matter how small, working from home around our hectic family life and enjoying this one precious life in my own way.

Here are the links to the articles that have been published so far if you want to have a read.

Mum reveals how bulk buying allows her to feed family of four for 76p per meal



I’m linking up with Anne from Raise Bay for Word of the Week.

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  1. August 23rd 2019 / 9:26 AM

    Isn’t it so difficult putting yourself out there like that. I think you did a great job and the article is brilliant. I love the photos too. Well done! I’m glad it went down well with your family and friends. Unfortunately, when I did something similar, I talked to a newspaper about my chronic illness, some of my family cut me off because they thought I was doing it for all the wrong reasons. In reality, I was only doing it to raise awareness of my condition. I didn’t even get paid (although I was offered payment to have it published elsewhere.) I found the interviews quite harrowing.
    Thanks for linking up to #wotw x

    • August 23rd 2019 / 4:13 PM

      That’s awful Anne, they obviously weren’t worth having in your life at all if they did that over an article. Well done you for spreading awareness of your awful illness x

  2. August 23rd 2019 / 12:21 PM

    Really interesting … fair play for putting yourself out there. And to hell with those snarky commenters on the Daily Mail article!!! #WotW

    • August 23rd 2019 / 4:15 PM

      Thanks, it’s certainly taught me to stay away from the comments in future.

  3. August 23rd 2019 / 2:57 PM

    I hope you don’t regret doing the article and if it helps other people save then well worth doing. Ignore the nasty comments you get them in every walk of life

    • August 23rd 2019 / 4:16 PM

      No regrets here just a little wobble, I hope some people found it helpful x

  4. August 23rd 2019 / 9:33 PM

    Oh wow! Well done for stepping out of your comfort zone in a big way! The articles are brilliant! Ignore the mean comments. x

    • September 2nd 2019 / 7:06 AM

      Thanks, Kim it’s not something I would do all the time but I’m glad I did x

  5. August 24th 2019 / 6:09 PM

    I can’t imagine why anyone would be negative about you being frugal. I’m trying to be more frugal myself especially when it comes to food shopping. So, if you don’t mind, I’m going to start following you for your great tips. Well done for steppy out of your comfort zone.

    • September 2nd 2019 / 7:07 AM

      Thanks, Alex it’s great to have you following along. I think people will always find fault with things even if they are helpful x

  6. August 25th 2019 / 12:12 PM

    Cool! that was a really nice article. As for mean comments in the Daily Fail…take no notice, no one pays any mind to the Fail readers anyway xx

    • September 2nd 2019 / 7:07 AM

      I think you are right Karen, it seems to be like a sport for some people x

  7. August 25th 2019 / 11:44 PM

    Wow! You’re famous! Congratulations on being interviewed about your thrifty ways in the paper. I will have to read the articles. I need more tips on thrift.

    • September 2nd 2019 / 7:08 AM

      Thanks, Laurie I love sharing my thrifty tips so it seemed like a good thing to do x

  8. August 28th 2019 / 4:45 PM

    I can imagine that it is nerve-wracking to put yourself out there like that but a huge well done to you for doing so. I could do with taking on board some of your tips – I used to be much better at meal planning but it’s slid a lot recently. It does make a difference to be organised and plan ahead! #WotW

    • September 2nd 2019 / 7:09 AM

      Thanks, Louise it’s so easy to get behind with it all, I’m certainly not perfect but I do feel a lot better with plans in place x

  9. August 29th 2019 / 10:07 PM

    I think it’s wonderful that you pushed yourself out of your comfort zone. There will always be some people that can only pick holes. I’m sure there were a huge number more that you encouraged to think differently. I try to live frugally and I’m always ready to pick up more tips. Off to read your article. #wotw

    • September 2nd 2019 / 7:10 AM

      Thanks, Cheryl you are right some people just love to pick everything apart. I’ve had a few people get in touch to say the article has prompted them to meal plan so that’s good enough a reason for doing it for me x

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