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In my blog this week

My week. My five hens. Allotment update. Week 4 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 Terms and Conditions 

My week

Hi, this week I went to the Ballet. I have always wanted to go, and it was marvellous. I put on my sequin trousers and off I went to my very first Ballet, and I loved it.  

The performance was just excellent, and as I sat there, I wandered down memory lane, recalling how my friends and I used to practice Ballet at our local ballet school, which made me smile. Here in front of me was an actual Ballet and it was breathtaking!

My five hens

Meet Rosie

Meet Rosie

The hens are on lockdown now, so trying to keep them in their Coop and Run is like herding hens, almost impossible. One of the hens will try to distract you while the others make a run for it!  

Rosie is top of the pecking order, keeping control of the other four. She always comes over to me looking to see what’s happening when I open the Coop door to collect the eggs,

Today as I opened the door, she was in the nesting box, laying her egg. She was not amused! She told me off, and I’m supposed to be top, top hen! Her beady eye was looking at me, she was muttering under her breath, so I gently closed the door and tiptoed away.  

But on the other hand, she’s the one that is always on guard, protecting the others and making sure that the odd sly fox can’t get them.  

Allotment Update 

I must admit I haven’t been to my allotment this week; it’s been too cold and, at one point, freezing. I don’t dig the frozen or heavy wet ground because it can damage the soil.  

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 4 of the Christmas Countdown Challenge

It’s week 4 of the Christmas Countdown Challenge, and if you save £20.00 this week, you have already saved £80.00.   

Week 4 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

With the vast increase in utility bills tariff, do your research and if you need to find free expert advice on insulating your home, including if there are any government grants you may be entitled to.

And quite honestly, I’m far more aware of my Smart Meter readings now than ever. I’m trying to stay within my budget simply because I don’t know what to expect.

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If you need financial advice, here are some links you might useful: Step Change  Citizens AdviceMoney Advice ServiceChristians Against Poverty (CAP)National Debt Line,  ShelterTurn2us,     


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

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