Monday, 16 November 2015

Unexpected visitors

I keep forgetting to do the money saver tips on the right day -Duh - so once again here are 2 ideas for a little bit of money saving that first appeared in 2013.

Tip 15 provoked several comments back then. It is - If you have an answerphone set it on the longest number of rings so you can get to the phone in time to answer and save on calling people back.

Tip 16 - Poundland and 99p shops are not always the cheapest place to buy things, some prices are rounded up to make up for those rounded down! So you need to know the prices of your regular buys.

We were having a quiet Sunday afternoon when there was a knock at the door and a couple we had last seen in 2010, before they went off to work in Australia, appeared out of the blue. They had been regulars on our campsite for many years and there they were with an old caravan towed by a giant Land Cruiser truck which they had shipped back to this country, touring around family and friends before heading off to live in their house in Spain - retiring at the grand old age of 49! There was quite a lot to catch up on including Col's health problems, our house sale and of course their time Down Under. They've pitched on the campsite driveway for a couple of nights.

 This morning I hauled everything out of the roof cupboard to sort out. Why did we still have the frames for 2 gazebos without the covers? Into the scrap box they've gone. There are also some toys - Lego and Brio and a few childrens books. These need packing into new boxes and sealing up before storing somewhere awaiting future grandchildren.

Tennis on TV this afternoon and as the weather is grey and windy I shall settle down and watch.

Thank you for comments yesterday and for some comments I found on older posts
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Sue

16 comments:

  1. Loving your tips, one I have noticed Asda is not always cheaper, on a few occasions we have purchased juices and jars of sauces and when we got them home, found the jars are smaller from Asda.

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    1. Hope you are finding the tips useful. Poundland have lots of things specially made smaller to sell for £1

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  2. My house is groaning full now, and will be till the end of the month, old friends between houses, we are having a wonderful time catching up. I am in clover, I cook and that is it, I do make my own bed but nothing else. Oh how I will miss them when they go.

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  3. Don't you just love unexpected guests. I love it. Time to catch up on all the news.

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    1. It was certainly a surprise to see them

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  4. It must be the time for friends I think, as we had a West Wales Bloggers meet up today and it was LOVELY.

    Good tips, as always. We always shop around and I generally have an idea of what is cheaper and where. Lidl is what we use for basics and they are hard to beat.

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    1. We will be much nearer a Lidl if we move into the outskirts of Ipswich and a Poundland just up the road too. It must be good to meet up as a group

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  5. Lovely to meet old friends like that - particularly when the turn up out of the blue.

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    1. We hadn't heard from them since they went to Australia so didn't even know they were back in the country

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  6. It's a good job you haven't moved yet!

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  7. How lovely that your friends appeared like that! I am sure that it cheered you up! xx

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    1. They were the last people we expected to see on a November Sunday afternoon

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  8. I think it's lovely that your friends felt able to just knock on your door. Sometimes there can be too much arranging and not wanting to intrude these days which leaves no room for impromptu visits and catch ups. I don't mind who knocks on my door or when but I know we're probably unusual in that respect these days.

    Sugar is a definite no-no in our £1 shop. We can get it much cheaper pretty much everywhere else. xx

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    1. They had lost our phone number in the time they were away so just rolled up with their caravan and hoped we were still here.
      Paracetamol is another thing that's cheaper everywhere else

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