Being a person who watches the pennies and shops around for a bargain shouldn't be seen as being someone who's deprived of the good things in life. Yes, it can be miserable if you're truly, utterly broke and the bills are gathering like storm clouds. Those kind of people need to seek proper debt advice from C.A.B, or similar organisations. But if you're basically keeping your head above water but feeling the pinch, then not having plenty of cash to splash can lead to creativity and finding enjoyment from things other than new consumer durables or yet more clothes to hang unworn in the wardrobe. So this part of the site is going to be about a range of things all tied under the umbrella heading of 'making your money stretch further'. There'll be recycling and upcycling ideas, how to cut your grocery bills, places to visit on the cheap. It'll be written in the spirit of 'make do and mend' with a dose of English eccentricity. That's my aim, so let's see how it goes.