A Very Pleasant Pheasant

So today has been a quiet day for Team Pugh – mainly because……Becksie has pretty much lost her voice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lizzie has seemed a little confused as to why her mum, who usually spends most of her day singing and chatting away with her, has been on the whole silent or whispering in a very strange way! Becksie didn’t have the energy to rig up the buggy, rug up Lizzie and walk to the pharmacy (local independent one not a pesky supermarket one) to get all the necessary pills Continue reading



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Ian loves a biscuit. Well in actual fact Ian loves a pack of biscuits. To himself. In one go. Yes Ian is in fact a biscuit fiend, who could gladly demolish one (or two given the chance) pack of ginger nuts or orange creams (or any biscuits he had in stock!)

The biscuit barrel is looking a little empty :(

The biscuit barrel is looking a little empty 😦

Ok perhaps this is an exaggeration, nowadays he is much more restrained and does watch just how many he eats but in the past he could just eat and eat and eat them! Back in our days of frequenting supermarkets we used to Continue reading

Shopping time!

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So today was once again shopping time! Lizzie and Becksie were joined by Aunty Leah and they got some uber tasty delights!

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First the deli where Becksie purchased a rather large and lovely block of a good strong cheddar! As we have been having a fab aray of lovely cheeses this week Becksie fancied a good old simple cheddar! Sometimes the old classics are the best! Becksie is thinking cheese on toast!

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Then it was the fruit and veg stall for some colourful delights and the butchers and the local shop for milk, cream  and sugar!

So the shop weighed in at reasonable £37.06p that’s £12.94 for the piggy Continue reading

A Little Bit of Drizzle

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So today has been a very wet, cold and windy day here in Faringdon! If it’s not been pouring with rain its been drizzling! Lizzie and Becksie have colds and the cats………… are very very grumpy because it’s a) cold b) windy and…….. they have the muddiest paws in the world which is making Becksie even more grumpy!

So as Lizzie, Becksie and the cats are feeling a little drizzly we decided that there was only one thing  Continue reading

A few things we miss….

So after our busy day yesterday we are totally tired! Life seems uber busy at the moment – tomorrow Becksie is holding a meeting to see who is interested in being part of a new hopefully fun and funky WI group in Faringdon so its once again action stations!


A gift from our friend - a subtle hint hehe

Our house is…. A mess! The washing basket is…. Full! The ironing pile is back with a vengeance! The freezer is dangerously low on batch cooked meals! There are emails and tweets we are yet to reply to! A million little jobs to do and its nearly Grandpa Pugh’s 21st birthday! But hey ho – we’ll be organised one day?! Maybe?!


So instead of tidying and cleaning and catching up we popped out to lunch (we didn’t pay so it doesn’t count hehe) and on the way we chatted about our year without supermarkets! Discussion turned to FAQ’s!! Now there are a few old chestnuts we get asked:

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A) Do household items come from your £50 budget (the answer is sometimes we buy loo roll from the £50 but other items don’t but we really don’t spend that much on them (post about this coming soon))!

B) The second most frequently asked question is ‘isn’t it more expensive’? The answer is no! Well somethings probably are but then some things are totally cheaper and…. For us on the whole it is saving us loads!

And finally the third most frequently asked question is……

C) What items do you miss from the supermarket?


Don't worry this is a photo taken before we started

Don’t worry this is a photo taken before we started

Well we’ve never been able to think of an answer – until today when Continue reading