The second day of April brought yet more snow to the north of the UK. It quickly melted but was not widely welcomed. We've had enough of winter for this year! In spite of the cold spells, March was slightly warmer overall than February where I ... Read moreMarch 2018 Update: Is it Spring yet?
We had a taste of proper winter in the UK this year, with plummeting temperatures, and schools closed across the country to allow two or three days of sledging fun across the country. My end of month gas bill also reflects this - see below from my ... Read moreFebruary Update: The Beast from the East cost me £83!
So that's January gone, and it's time for me to take a few end-of-month readings for my Home Cost Tracker - and find out how much I've spent on everyday stuff this month. As you will have gathered from the post title, it was a big fat zero spend on ... Read moreJanuary 2018: ZERO spend on diesel
2017 was a year of big change for us as a family - mainly because we finally moved out of our much-loved-but-too-small house, and into a bigger one. This has been a positive in so many ways, but the question was always how much it would impact our ... Read more2017: Bigger house – bigger bills?
Another thing occurred during my half term Halloween holiday (see Spooky Seaside Goings On) that gave me pause for thought. We rented a cottage right by the sea to make the most of any surfing opportunities and beach time. The beach is one of the ... Read moreCornish Men Of War