Monday, 6 February 2017

Quickly saving about £5 or more

This is how we save a bit of cash when we go out. It takes 2 minutes to gather mugs, coffee and spoon in small tub, milk in bottle, kettle boiled and pour water into stainless steel flask, edible something in bigger tub then everything into a bag. Done.
Our trip out Sunday morning wasn't very successful  although the idea was good. It was sunny in Ipswich and we decided to pop to Felixstowe just to check the padlocks on the beach hut and spray them with a bit of WD40 and have a cuppa while watching the sea. Halfway to Felixstowe and we ran into thick fog and down at the hut visibility was next to nothing and bitterly cold.

So we walked down the steps along the prom, opened up the hut, checked inside, oiled padlocks and hinges then back to the car, drove along the seafront (avoiding cafes and Sunday market) and right up to the dock view point - but still very foggy. Had our home-made cuppa and cake ( avoiding View Point cafe) and then home again, where the sun was still shining brightly.
Oh well.

Back in a flash
Sue

19 comments:

  1. We almost always come home for cake, its a rare treat to stop at a cafe.

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  2. When we head to the beach we take a flask but buy fish and chips I like to support local business, they so depend on tourists and visitors.

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  3. What a shame the fog spoiled your trip to the beach hut.
    We have thick freezing fog today so I am not going anywhere-x-

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  4. Such a shame the fog spoiled your trip. We always take a flask and picnic with us too. Not always to save money but the food invariably is better too.

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  5. Nothing like a packed lunch. We almost always take one. My absolute favourite is tomato sanguages and black coffee. Best lunch ever was in the car during a bad thunderstorm. The boys still talk about it. Pam in Norway

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  6. I love the fog! I'd have happily sat on the steps for a while hugging a cup of hot tea in my mittened hands.

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  7. You've reminded me of things we will soon be doing. When the sun is out but before it gets too hot in summer, we'll go for lots of picnic walks. We do enjoy them so much. There's lots of walks near us (footpaths as well as bridle ways) and it makes me happy to be out. Thanks for the happy thoughts :)

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  8. Seems like we go out for brunch about once a month and now we have found a place here that is probably $15.00 less than anywhere else.

    We also go out for dinner when we make our stock up trip two hours away.

    God bless.

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  10. I remember watching a family with 3 teenagers spend over £40 on a pastie, drink and sweet treat each from a bakers in Cornwall. Our 3 never get drinks out, all have their own bottle. I keep the 'camping box' in our boot and brew up etc in the boot. I even made sausage and mash in a national trust car park the other week (smash and smoked sausage, cooked in the time it took to boil water). It rejuvenated a tired boy after a long hike, and cost me very little!

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  11. Lovely to stop and have a cuppa by the sea!

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  12. At least you managed to get out and about. Frugally, too.

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  13. nice to get out and about.

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  14. Even with the fog it sounds like fun.

    cheers, parsnip

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  15. A nice little break for you, we always take a packed lunch when we go out, saves a fortune, it all adds up. Hope you are both well.

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  16. i like to take along sandwiches and soda/tea for trips to the coast. Eat at the beach when we get there to keep cost down. My mom used to bake chicken and then put in fridge. Next day our trip out on the road for family had cold chicken with fruit and don't remember what else. But it was good. I've done that in the past as well. The fog can be a bummer when one is planning a bit of getaway. But that's England and Oregon for ya!

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  17. Still, a bit of a day out at no cost, just a bit of planning.

    Cheers - Joolz xx

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