Friday, 1 November 2013

30 ways to save £1----DAY 1 + Library Day


NO!
No sun- no moon
No morn- no noon
No dawn- no dusk-no proper time of day
No sky- no earthly view
No distance looking blue
No warmth, no cheerfulness,no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member
No shade, no shine,no butterflies,no bees
No fruits,no flowers,no leaves,no birds,-
NOVEMBER

From A poem by Thomas Hood published in 1884. I Think he was an early sufferer of SAD! 

Way back in April lots of people were doing 30 ways to save £1( mine are here) and sending it to Moneysupermarket.com to earn £30. So as there are 30 days in November I thought I would have a closer look at my 30 ways.
Before the number 1 of the 30 days, I must say hello to two new followers, Debbie at SimpleSligo and A frugal Mrs. Both are new to blogging so a special welcome to blogland.


30 ways to save £1
1. ASK TO PICK UP ANY WINDFALL APPLES THAT YOU NOTICE
They can say two things, either " Yes" or "No". 
Last year when we had a apple-less year due to the rotten weather, we asked for and were able to pick up windfalls from 2 different peoples trees. Without this we would have had hardly any fruit in the freezer for winter pies and crumbles. So asking saved us probably £20 - £30+.

For many years we fed windfalls to our goats, goats LOVE apples, but this year even though I've picked up loads for us to use and freeze there are still lots on the ground for the birds in the winter.
No one has ever asked if they could pick up windfalls here. I would say yes- help yourself!

Library day - hip hip hooray!

Here is my regular picture of my library books collected from the library van
 Not many favourite authors here  today but I should be OK for enough reading for the month.









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