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It’s Week 10 of the Christmas Countdown Challenge

In my blog this week…

My week. My five hens. Allotment Update. Week 10 of the Christmas Countdown Challenge. The Weekly thing you can do to save money. A Thanks for signing up for my Newsletter. Links to FREE debt management agencies if you need debt management advice. And finally, the Disclaimer.  

My week  

This week has been hectic, visiting family and friends and looking after my hens. And to save money, we thought we would try to dry the washing without using the tumble drier. We rummaged through the shed to find the old wooden airer we had years ago to no avail. So it’s back to the drawing board.

Meet Rosie one of my five hens

My five hens  

My hens are all well but getting a little restless with the flock down (chicken lockdown, to keep them away from wild birds to ensure they don’t catch bird flu). It feels like it’s been a long one this year, so I have added extra enrichment to keep the hens occupied.  

Allotment Update  

I popped over to my allotment today to look around and take some compost over to add to the already large pile. All is looking well. The plum tree has white blossom on it already, and the pear has new buds that are beginning to open. The Chamomile is looking good, although the Lavender needs some weeding. It feels like Spring is on its way.

As you know, I’m not a professional gardener. But I’m just hoping that my updates will inspire you to grow your 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 10 of the Christmas Countdown Challenge  

It’s week 10 of the Christmas Countdown Challenge. There are 42 weeks before Christmas. If you saved £20.00 this week, you have already saved £200.00  

As we all know, life happens, so if you can’t save every week, then don’t worry, start again next week. Sorry, I forgot to add the Snowdrop picture last week, so here it is this week, and the Snowdrops in my garden are looking great again this week.

The weekly thing you can do to save money

Try to grow your food. If you have the space, this may help you save money.  

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If you need financial advice, here are some links you might find useful: Step ChangeCitizens Advice, Money Advice Service, Christians Against Poverty (CAP), National Debt Line,  Shelter, Turn2us,  


Patricia Buckland, 459 Micklefield Road, High Wycombe, BUCKS HP13 7HZ        

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