5 Frugal things post 36
My 5 Frugal things posts are always one of my favourite posts to write each week. They take me back to the routes of my writing and values of my website. I am all about saving money and making extra money so I love reflecting back on the previous week to analyse what I did to save some of my own money.
Saving money on our Summer Holiday
Last week was fairly high spending week with a few summer holiday and business expenses hitting. We are off to Cornwall for a week with the boys to Roselands Caravan park. I stayed at the park at the beginning of June for Becky’s hen do and loved it. I spoke to the owners before leaving and got prices and availability for August. Its incredible value for a week in the most beautiful part of the world so I have put down a £140 deposit. It is costing us £600 for the week which is incredible value. I have family that live near by but we decided we would rather have our own space and privacy and being here is in the middle of the country side and near my favourite beaches of Porthcurnow and Sennon.
I also booked a Yoga Retreat. This is 3 days from 1st to 3rd Sept. This is a treat purchase just for me, but I did manage to save some money offering Helena a more convenient method of payment. My friend Helena runs various retreats throughout the year and I have wanted to go on one for years. We first met during pregnancy yoga with Jack 5 years ago and have stayed in contact ever since at her super yoga sessions in Letchworth every few months, nutritional advice through the years and now a retreat. I cannot wait.
Nike Sale shopping
The boys and I rushed off into London on Monday for a secret Mission with Go-Henry. The boys were in heaven at the PR agency mainly because there was table football and ping pong. Yes they were playing in the middle of a busy office of PR execs very loudly!! After they had completed their mission we tubed it Kings Cross for a little look in Nike, the Nike near the German Gymnasium always has loads of discounted sales goods. We picked up 2 pairs of trainers for Dylan and Josh for £24 each and some 50% off summer basketball vests and shorts. We then went to the Kings Cross fountains and everything got soaking wet;-)
We are moving house!! Our house currently looks like a show home in preparation for the photos and viewing. Its VERY stressful keeping a house tidy with 3 boys. We are selling our house using a local estate agents firm. I did investigate the concept of using an online agent, eMoov looked pretty good and the difference in cost was a staggering £2,000. But I decided to go with the local firm, Putterills, who are the best in the village we live in. We are friends with the owner so we did get a good deal and saved a chunk, always ask to negotiate on the price! We need the sale to process where we have some face to face control and this would not be the case with a faceless online estate agent. And we want the agents to do the viewings!
I really get my moneys worth from Amazon Prime. The free postage and packaging = lovely. The music is fab, the new Calvin Harris Album went straight into being available on Prime. It means I don’t need Spotify. Amazon film and TV is great for the kids particularly now that Sky has been switched to the bare minimum. I have downloaded loads of free books. And you get lots of special offers in Amazon prime, discounted nappies etc. Get it now for just £59.99 rather than £79.99 leading up to Prime day on 11th July.
Visits to Godmanchester
We have been up to our new relocation area a few times now. Last weekend we went to look at a few houses we have found online to check out the streets and closeness to village etc. It was also handily Godmanchester gala day. There was of course a WI tent and we bagged 3 cupcakes and 6 scones, all handmade for just £3. WHAT A BARGAIN. And they were lovely. Josh also spied fidget spinners for £3 so had to have one, of course.