My Christmas countdown challenge blog

 Hi, it’s week 6 of the Christmas Challenge Countdown and

In my blog this week… 

My week. My five hens. Allotment update. Week 6 of the Christmas Countdown Challenge. The Weekly thing you can do to save money. Thanks for signing up for my Newsletter. Links to FREE debt management agencies if you need debt management advice and the Disclaimer. 

My week 

This week I have been updating my blog design and have created a new header. This update started last week and has been evolving during the week, so it’s changed again. I hope you like it.

I have also increased the amount of walking I’m doing to get ready for Spring hiking and allotment digging, and I can’t wait to get onto my allotment.

My five hens

Meet Rosie my hen

A while ago, Rosie’s best friend Daisy died. She used to roost next to her every night and would be looking out of the window in the morning, waiting for me to let them out of their coop.  Rosie was then on her own in a flock of four other ex-battery hens.  

Last night when I settled them for bed, I was delighted to see that Rosie now has a new friend who roosts with her and keeps the flock in the pecking order, just like Daisy used to.

I’m so glad.

Allotment update 

I popped over to my allotment the other day. Everything looks good still, but I still don’t want to dig it over because this time of the year, the insects and bugs are still under the leaves and doing their jobs, and I don’t want to disturb them.  

I have cleaned out the greenhouse, and I am chitting the potatoes to get them ready for planting.  

As you know, I’m not a professional gardener. But I’m just hoping that my updates will inspire people to grow their food and help save the planet. If you need professional gardening advice, try finding a local gardening expert and see if they can help you. 

Week 6 of the Christmas Countdown Challenge 

It’s week 6 of the Christmas Countdown Challenge. If you saved £20.00 this week, you have already saved £120.00 

week 6 of the Christmas Countdown Challenge

As we all know, life happens, so if you can’t save every week, then don’t worry, start again next week. 

The weekly thing you can do to save money 

Try Batch cooking and freezing the extra portions, brilliant if you are working and need a quick evening meal rather than a takeaway. 

If you need advice on cooking and storing food, seek professional advice. Here’s a link to Get Cooking! (Anne Marie) https://www.facebook.com/Cookinglessonswithannemarie. She does excellent online cookery lessons.

Other cooking teachers are available.  

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If you need financial advice, here are some links you might useful: Step Change  Citizens Advice, Money Advice Service, Christians Against Poverty (CAP), National Debt LineShelter, Turn2us,   


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