This week on the Austerity Housekeeping blog there have been various posts about living on very little indeed, in response to direct requests from readers. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Being thrifty is a great calling, and can even be enjoyed. Sometimes it can even be amusing. Here are some links to advertisements that I think encapsulate the Spirit of Austerity, as represented by this blog. Let me know if there are any others I have missed, and I’ll add more links, so we can all have a good chuckle.
The comic timing of this one is impeccable, a la Morecambe and Wise. For me, this represents everything Austerity fans ought to be aiming towards when eating – as a family, round the table, with a hearty dinner to look forward to, and a bit of panache.
At a time when a lot of women are starting to think they are being pushed back into a full-time but largely undervalued domestic role for political reasons (rather than through choice), it’s nice to be reminded how routinely capable the British working mother is.
How to Spend the Housekeeping
If you find yourself in charge of the family housekeeping budget, there are imaginative ways of stretching it. I aspire to this in my twilight years.
Savings happy dance
I think this fairly represents the internal happy dance many of us experience when we hit payload on the savings front.
The I’m Feeling Richer Effect
Remind me to wave my key fob at a Merc next time I am out.