Good news! Mr Shoestring has bought me a wood-burner for Christmas. Yes, really! It arrived a few days ago. We will need to budget to find the money to prepare the chimney and hearth, and get it fitted but it’s a start.
I have already spent quite a lot of my Christmas budget. I was hoping to have a bit left over to spend on this, but it may not happen. I am not being extravagant, but I am joining in with a certain amount of present buying.
So I need to continue to watch my daily expenses like a hawk, and save as much as I possibly can. In the meantime the burner will stay in its packaging.