The word of the day from Fandango is Thrifty.

‘We’re all having to be a little bit more thrifty,’ Sue said, as she picked a few items from the food bank.

This week was more difficult than most, but with the cost of petrol going up on a weekly basis, she needed to find ways to survive. Her mobile was on the lowest possible, and she cancelled most of her TV subscriptions, unless they were free.

Clothes were brought from charity shops, or from car boots. School uniform, and she had asked if the school had any in lost property. She would work all the extra overtime, but they still didn’t have enough to make ends meet.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

4 thoughts on “Thrifty

  1. A sign of the times. I overlapped Grammar School with my sister by a year so couldn’t have her old uniform. Mum saw to it I had a new coat, four sizes too big that I would grow into, and new shoes. My compulsory yellow dress was second hand and too small so I had to be careful not to tear it when I was changing for PE, my white blouses nylon rather than cotton as they were cheaper and I wore a flannelette pinafore dress……… the only girl in my year to do so, as it was all Mum could find on the shelf in my size. In those days, you could only get grammar school uniform from one outlet, unlike today when you can buy skirts, trousers and shirts from the supermarket.

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