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Thrifty Living

Saturday, February 25, 2017

My half term week could best be described as a tale of two cinemas, writes Sheena Grant.

Suffolk mum Sheena Grant is single-handedly tackling food waste by using up her leftover Christmas veg - in February.

The natural world is the friend of the thrifty, writes Sheena Grant as she continues her endeavour to life a less costly existence.

I like to think I’ve had some success since I’ve been trying to live more thriftily, writes Sheena Grant.

In life, there are shades of grey in many areas. Not everything is black and white, writes Sheena Grant, who has vowed to live a thriftier existence.

It’s been a costly few days.

Out with old, in with new? Er, no

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I may be accused of being a ‘Remoaner’, determined to be negative about Britain’s post-EU prospects, but I can’t help thinking the next few years might be financially bumpy for a lot of people when the reality of Brexit kicks in.

January can be depressing, so depressing, in fact, that someone has even done a calculation to pinpoint the exact day when we’re likely to be at our most melancholy, writes Sheena Grant.

As 2016 comes to a close I’ve been reflecting on my thrifty year: the successes, the things that haven’t gone quite so well and my plans for the coming 12 months, writes Sheena Grant.

Every Christmas for the last few years I’ve had a particular problem: how to make the most thrifty tree choice while also avoiding one of the worst excesses of our throwaway society - the ‘disposable’ pine, writes Sheena Grant.

With every passing year more of us are doing ever more of our Christmas shopping online, writes Sheena Grant.

No-one would argue that 2016 has been anything other than a strange year. A very strange year, writes Sheena Grant.

A surprising news report hit the headlines this week, writes Sheena Grant.

It was a moment of terror and daring that had taken me weeks to summon the courage to attempt, writes Sheena Grant.

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