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In my blog this week… 

My week. My five hens. Allotment update. Week 7 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 

The inevitable has happened, and my tariff has increased, so this week’s most significant thing has been my Smartmeter, which is now the centre of my world.

It acts like a toddler, constantly demanding attention whenever the red light comes on. I have to try different techniques to passive it and keep the price in check!

I’ll let you know how I get on with this.

My five hens 

Meet Rosie

This week I had to give one of my girls a pedicure! Why? Because of some reason, and I have no idea why, sometimes my Chickens end up with giant balls of clay stuck to their toes, which means they can’t walk or scratch for food properly.

So, yesterday morning I was washing the feet of one of my girls to get the ball of clay off her toes, it took a while, but she seemed to quite like being pampered!

Allotment update 

I haven’t been over this week because of the weather. It is either freezing or raining. So I am still chitting the potatoes in the Greenhouse. I will probably visit my local garden centre to pick up some compost for my seeds, although It’s a little early to plant what I want to grow.

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 7 of the Christmas Countdown Challenge 

It’s week 7 of the Christmas Countdown Challenge. If you saved £20.00 this week, you have already saved £140.00

 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 

This week try using supermarket ‘own brands’ – you may save loads of money compared to buying branded items, I know I do.

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 delivers brilliant cookery lessons. Other cooking teachers are available.  

Thank you    

If you have signed up for my Newsletter, please claim your free one-off 30-minute Newsletter Chat with me as a Thank You for signing up. 

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,   


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

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