Archives for November 2011

Sloe gin and damson gin

If you’ve never tried making your own homemade fruit gin or vodka you’ve been missing out on a real treat!  These are fantastic handmade gifts that are really simple to make.  They make great thrifty gifts if you’re on a budget – you can forage for your own sloes, damsons or other fruit, and with […]


Grow your own veg – which veg?

To grow your own veg is a fantastic money-saving idea, with the obvious benefits that you will have a plentiful supply of tasty, nutritious, organic vegetables throughout the year – great for your health as well as your wallet!  So, now you’ve got your plot, your ground is prepared and you’re ready to go.  That’s […]


Grow your own veg – getting started

Choosing a spot for your vegetables   Growing your own vegetables is one of the most obvious ways of saving money, and is something that nearly all of us can do, even if you have little or no garden.  Yes, really! You just need to have a sunny spot, near a source of water (i.e. […]