What a strange and exciting week we have had here at Shoestring Cottage, spreading the frugal message.
I was approached a couple of weeks ago by a journalist who had read my Frugal Christmas article. She asked me to provide some nice family photos to run alongside a story about how we keep our costs down at Christmas.
The pressure to create the perfect Christmas
I was happy to oblige. I hate how the pressure to create the perfect festive season causes families to get themselves into large amounts of debt each year. It should be a lovely time spent with family and friends first and foremost.
If you can afford to spend lots of money, go for it. However, it seems many folk can’t. I just wanted to point out that it was possible to do it quite cheaply. In fact, it’s possible to spend much less than we do and still have fun!
In the tabloids
I haven’t bothered reading any of the comments. I know exactly how some people will react to me spreading the frugal message about having Christmas on a shoestring.
Colleagues have told me I was called Mama Scrooge and apparently I am clearly responsible for Brexit. LOL, anyone who knows me is well aware I was on the other side of that particular argument! Very odd logic.
The funniest thing of all was being invited onto Judge Rinder! The logic was that I would have the chance to publicise my message if one of my daughters sued me for buying their presents too cheaply. This concept caused much hilarity before I politely declined 😀.
Anyway our time as ‘celebrities’ was great fun and interesting. I really don’t know how people cope doing it every day though!!
I know from the comments yesterday that many of you spotted our moment in the limelight! Have any of you appeared in the media?