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In my blog this week..

My week. My five hens. Allotment update. Week 5 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 the Disclaimer.

My week

a walk in the woods

This week has just flown by, as I look out of my window, the weather is glorious, the sun is shining, and the birds are singing. I just cannot resist popping on my coat and taking a stroll in a nearby wood. It is just the perfect way to destress and gather my thoughts, and now I’m back home it’s time to pour a coffee and enjoy.

My five hens

Meet Rosie

I’m sitting here reminiscing about when my ex-battery hens first came home. They looked a bit scraggly. They had feathers missing and were very nervous. I popped them in a box on the back seat of my car and made the ten-minute journey home.

They did not trust humans, so getting them in and out of the car was literally like herding cats, and then having to catch them to put them in the coop at night was even harder.

One experience that sticks out in my mind was when I picked up one of the hens and was putting her in the coop.

my dog Blue

My lovely dog Blue decided to say hello to her and sniffed her beak.

She immediately screamed! I had no idea that Chickens could scream, but she did. And then, after sending Blue indoors, I had to spend half an hour hugging her, trying to settle her down.

Allotment update

I popped over to my allotment yesterday to see how it’s doing. It’s fine. The leeks are still growing, and I’m optimistic they’ll be ready by March, but I will have to wait and see.

My seed potatoes are busy chitting in my greenhouse, and I’ll be planting them later this year.

The Rhubarb is looking good, and the Strawberries are all growing again!

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 5 of the Christmas Countdown Challenge

It’s week 5 of the Christmas Countdown Challenge. If you saved £20.00 this week, you have already saved £100.00.

Week five of my 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 creating a weekly menu so you can plan your meals and make sure the grocery bill is within your budget. Helping you balance your budget at the end of the month and may even reduce any food waste.  

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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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