The Shift to Thrift.

Celebratory Gift Thrift. Then said a rich man, Speak to us of Giving. And he answered: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. (Gibran.K., The Prophet, p.26) Life is a progression of milestones and celebrations which are often marked by the […]

The Shift to Thrift.

Beautiful Thrift: Beauty on a Budget. “To the people who love you, you are beautiful already. This is not because they’re blind to your shortcomings but because they so clearly see your soul. Your shortcomings then dim by comparison. The people who care about you are willing to let you be imperfect and beautiful, too.” […]

The Shift to Thrift.

Fashionable Thrift: Fashion on a Budget Fashions fade, Style is eternal. Yves Saint Laurent (French fashion designer, b.1940) There is not much that will deplete the bank balance faster than being a slave to fashion. Fashions come and fashions go but Style is something else; it is individual and unique and says much more about […]

The Shift to Thrift.

Thrifty Shopping and Living by the motto Never pay full price for anything! One person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure. There is no doubt that for most people, in western society at least, our lives are over thinged. It is said over and over that things don’t make a person happy yet still we strive […]

The Shift to Thrift.

The Thrift of Good Health. Well, it’s been quite a week. I have news from several people, all loved dearly, who are staring down the barrel of complicated health issues. They are moving into chemotherapy treatments, facing silent and complicated diseases, living with auto immune disorders which compromise their health on every level, recovering from […]

The Shift to Thrift.

Squeaky Clean and Thrifty. In this blog I am going to include some hints for thrifty cleaning and some recipes for thrifty, environmentally friendly cleaning potions. An important room in the home to keep clean is the bathroom. I keep a cloth at the bathroom hand basin and wipe around taps and basin each day. […]

The Shift to Thrift

Squeaky Clean and Thrifty. Supermarket shelves groan under the weight of many and varied cleaning potions. Television advertisements highlight the superior results, all achieved with minimum of fuss and effort, of these cleaning products. We’re led to believe that a whole range of cleaning products are necessary to keep the home clean and therefore we […]

The Shift to Thrift.

Time and Thrift Time is precious. In business it is said that “time is money” and sometimes there is so much to do that there never seems to be enough time. Often periods of being time poor coincide with sufficient or even an abundance of money, however, in my experience, life is fickle, fragile and […]