Having just entering my 50th decade, I am married to Mr Thrifty and am mother to 4 rather wonderful young adults. This blog is the showcase for my random ramblings on life - being frugal and saving money where possible, crafting of all kinds, healthy eating and other musings that occur to me. I do not seek to influence or persuade. If you don't like my blog, please don't read it. Simples!
In my paid life I am Head of Languages at a local High School and I am a qualified Humanistic counsellor. I am lucky enough to live in the beautiful Suffolk countryside with my family and a Hearing Dog for the Deaf called Zena and a mad cat called Gomez.
|The Wonderful, Awesome Zena|
Zena is a flat-coat retriever/golden retriever cross and has the most amazing temperament. I lost much of my hearing through Meniere's Disease from my early 30s onwards and use hearing aids, lip reading and British Sign Language where I can. I belong to a local signing choir and have a real passion for BSL, the language of the Deaf community in Britain. Zena accompanies me everywhere, including school, and everyone adores her.
|Gomez the Mad Cat|
In my unpaid life I spend as much time as I possibly can knitting, crocheting and sewing. I only learnt to crochet earlier this year and I am addicted. Home-made is best in my humble opinion. I try to live frugally and enjoy being thrifty. I am passionate about up-cycling and trying to do things ethically in ways that respect our planet. I seem to spend a lot of time de-cluttering and believe that one day I will live clutter-free!
Love Mrs Thrifty