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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18 thoughts on “Word Of The Week-Newspaper

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

    1. 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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