Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Making Progress in March

Making Money (and Music) Plans

Good evening to anyone who happens to be reading. It's been another hectic day of work at the computer screen and, to be perfectly honest, I haven't cooked any meals, haven't been out the door and haven't done any housework. I threw some mix in the breadmaker first thing this morning and, thankfully, it turned out alright. I had bread and homemade soup for lunch, but it was 9pm by the time I ate my pudding! On the plus side, this means I didn't spend any money today, so that is good.

In order to save, I need cash; in order to have cash I need work and when you are single with no car and relying on home-based self-employed, that work needs to pay. We are now approaching the end of the tax year, so I have been doing some extra book-keeping, selling extra web content and have invested in having a brand new web site designed - I wanted something lean, clean and simple from which I can begin propagating and cultivating some of my wacky money saving and money making ideas.

We're not out of the woods yet but, at 9.44pm this evening, the new site went live! I now have 60 days 'Warranty' during which time I need to learn everything there is to know about it. Fortunately, I enjoy a challenge, I love writing and I'm not afraid to ask for relevant answers to pertinent questions. :)

The new site went live tonight.

Now I just need to rebuild all the pages, link up all the blogs and channel some creativity into it. The new forums, although not yet filled with all the topics from the old ones, are ready and waiting for new members. As always, being a part of any of the NYK challenges is totally free and we are always here to support frugalers.

From tomorrow, this blog will be published live on the new site where my ever-so-helpful techie dude has made it possible for us to share and comment while also keeping a running commentary of ALL the topics covered, not just money saving and frugal living. Don't worry, the blog will still come across here too, but I'm trying to make it as easy as possible for me to work from absolutely anywhere without having to spend a fortune on new computer equipment and some rather expensive software. Tonight, I am posting in both places just to try out the new system.

Tobermory, Isle of Mull, photo by Leslie Barrie.

Now off to have some reheated coffee and then bed to dream of the next big frugal adventure when we jet off to Balamory! OK, it's actually Tobermory on the Isle of Mull and we're not flying, we're back-packing up there with a tent, but my golden wellies should get to accompany me for their first trip away from Frugaldom.

I now have four weeks to 'drop a dress size' and fit back into the walking gear that I haven't needed since the Tinto hill walk in October! And yet, still, I ate lemon drizzle cake and custard for pudding! Sigh... I'll start the diet tomorrow. :)


  1. Goodness NYK , you're a lucky lady to have frugal friends to go on a frugal jolly with. I hope you have a great time! :)

    You're doing a fantastic job with the websites my sweet. Really great job that I know all your old and new frugalers all appreciate!

    Good luck dropping your dress size lovely lady.
    Have a good evening :D

    1. It's same pal who organised out Ben Nevis trip last year but we're meeting up with others I haven't seen for a couple of years. We all grew up together in the 70s :)


Many thanks for taking the time to comment. All comments are moderated to help prevent system abuse by spammers, time-wasters and chancers, so your comment will not appear until it has been manually accepted for publishing. This will be done as soon as possible - I check for updates regularly. We are on GMT - London times.