Hello Mrs G, thanks for your kind comments.
So it is a good thing that I write a frugal blog isnt it? It means I always watch the pennies and make do and mend.
It means we live always conscious of the pennies and constantly save toward the future.
Do we bollocks..
I am so sorry to burst your bubble, but I dont live like Frugal Queen or Mean Queen. I think they are brilliant, but I could not live like that.
TC was about 9 months ago made a Partner of his firm and so we do want to enjoy some jam now, but not on credit.
Anyway in a week we are going on holiday... on a cruise no less and have splurged on an outside cabin with balcony. We travel around visiting Toulon, Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Genoa. I am so excited and cannot wait. I have also been very lucky and TC put in £250 toward the coast of my holiday too. It is all full board, but we will have to pay for the drinks and any extras we want.
After 4 years together we have only ever been to Spain to his parents villa or for a weekend in Amsterdam when he got really sick.
So its a proper holiday with waiters and room service etc.
Of course I needed to get some new clothes, so after work I hopped to Tamworth and their retail park which is open until 9PM buying two tops and two pairs of trousers, I also ordered a multiway dress a few weeks ago thinking i could wear it for the two formal nights.
I got home and The Chap wanted to see what I had bought him to go away with as he has now surrendered all buying of clothes to me. I had not got him anything as he only needed shorts and they were in pretty short supply in October. Gloves and hats no problem, but not shorts.
"No worries" says he "I will grab some from town on Saturday"
ME "Where in town? as everywhere has sold out of shorts and only has winter clothes in"
HIM "No Screwfix has shorts in"
Screwfix, I ask you?? Thats where he is buying his holiday clothes from now. I really do give up, no one is ever going to think he is a Metrosexual as he grunts his way through life in a Star Wars Tshirt and Air Max Trainers.
No seriously I bought him a tshirt for Christmas and as he had had such a bad day at work I gave it to him early.
It has not been off his back since.
Bless his cotton socks.
So what I am longwindedly trying to say is I am not someone to look up to as a frugal blogger, but I am trying my best, however I do occassionally think "Stuff this for a game of Soldiers" and go and blow cash on unneccessary purchases, plus in the last 12 months I have increased from a size 12 to a 14 and so nothing fits and I constantly look like I am popping out of stuff. Oh dear!