Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Mission Statement 2013

It has been so lovely to read all the comments, I have tried to spend as much time as possible looking at them and responding to everyone.

What I loved was looking up areas I had never heard of Comox, Kirkville, Gardiner etc. They all sound brilliant!

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to respond.

If I win the lottery can I visit each and everyone of you and take you out to dinner??

So 12 months down and all change after the move.

I am nearly done with the flat, and after a deep clean this weekend. I will be out of the flat and ready to start tackling Southfork.

So perhaps as it is January, now is a good time to think about what needs to be achieved in the next 12 months. What do I want to do?

I need a mission statement

"Keeping It Simply Thrifty will endeavour over the next 12 months to reduce debt to £0.00, increase savings and whenever possible seek out cheaper alternatives to branded goods whilst ensuring that items purchased are done so to ensure longevity of use or (as frugal girl puts it) heirloom quality."
Yes there is a lot more to say. But lists get lost. I wanted 3 or 4 lines, which can be printed on a piece of paper and kept in a wallet or in a pocket.

I know my flaws, I want everything now and I need to be constantly reminded of what needs to happen to reach my goals.

My plan is to print these few lines out and put them in my purse as a daily reminder for the next 12 months of what I want ultimately.

As a quick aside I started the £5 challenge again. To live on £5 from Monday – Friday. So far £3 spent on a value pack of knik knaks for TC, Some cheese biscuits and 3 cans of pop all from Poundland.

One commentator yesterday said how much she liked seeing the cat pictures. So here is Twinkle getting fussed by The Chap.

Frugally yours


  1. Abigail, I found your blog a few months ago and love reading it. My teenage daughter and I visited London a year ago when she cheered in the London New Years Day Parade as an All American Cheerleader and we just loved it. I know you live there and though the weather sometimes can seem dreary compared to where I live I enjoy hearing about England and quite honestly your prices on many things are better than the US now that we are going through what we are going through and I am envious that you can handle things the way you do. I live in an obviously tourist location and we are forced to pay exorbitant prices especially during the season where the already high prices double. Your blog has given me alot of ideas. I have been a frugalista for many years way before it was fashionable and commend you on your lifestyle, so keep blogging, it makes my day to see a blog from you pop up on my email. Marian in Fort Myers, Florida.

    1. Marian
      I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed reading your comment. I do not get many comments and really feel it has been worth it when readers take the time to respond. So thank you very much.
      I am not so frugal as I could be, but I think it is a learning curve and try to be good every day. Though I do think it is equally important to say when days have gone bad!
      Personally I think the UK does have so many good qualities _ NHS, freedom of speech and sexual equality. But i also think there is a lot we could learn from USA. I wish as a nation we had your sense of national pride. The Brits are somewhat embarrased to be called British and naturally we are envious of your diversity of climate - you can sunbathe in one state whilst skiing in another.
      Florida I have visited> Disney or course and Maimi. But I loved Fort Lauderdale (sp?).
      If you come to London again with your daughter mail me and I will come down and we can have afternoon tea together in "the big smoke"


I really love reading all comments. So please tell me what you think. Abigail