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Tips and Quick Questions on “How To Start Being Old Style”

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  • Butterfly_Brain
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    I used to have at least 3 magazines a week but they are so pricey now I google as much as I can.
    We only eat out if it is a special occassion such as Anniversary's and that is at the local carvery for £3.50 each
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  • flutterbyuk25
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    Magazines are my downfall too!

    OP - could you not do an online shop say once a fortnight. The £5 delivery will be cheaper than the £6 (for 2 weeks) taxi fare, plus less work for you. And you can often get free delivery vouchers too. And less temptation then as you wander round shop!

    x
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  • randomer
    randomer Posts: 275 Forumite
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    I have had a couple ot tries with on line shopping but found it strangely draining. I don't know why. I tried Ocado. The produce was lovely but expensive and I kept going back to the shops to top up.
    My little system at the moment involves plan...list....look round Aldi see what I can find and top up at Tesco and the local butcher.

    Don't know why I couldn't get to grips with on line:o....too old probs!!!!
  • flutterbyuk25
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    randomer wrote: »
    I have had a couple ot tries with on line shopping but found it strangely draining. I don't know why. I tried Ocado. The produce was lovely but expensive and I kept going back to the shops to top up.
    My little system at the moment involves plan...list....look round Aldi see what I can find and top up at Tesco and the local butcher.

    Don't know why I couldn't get to grips with on line:o....too old probs!!!!

    Ah you are never too old!

    I just saw an add on tv saying that if you register your Clubcard on the tesco.com then everything you buy in the shop (when you use your Clubcard) is added to your 'faourites' on the tesco.com website.

    So if you shop at Tesco then you could do your average weekly shop instore, then next time it will all be saved online for you.

    HTH

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    * Rainbow baby boy born 9th August 2016 *

    * Slimming World follower (I breastfeed so get 6 hex's!) *
  • faithcecilia
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    Hi, I am very new on here, having just left a convent days ago and being thrust back into the 'world'. I used to be on here years ago, but have changed my name by deed poll etc so all a total new start.

    Thing is, I haven't shopped or similar for 18mths. I have cooked, but for 25 not 1! Likewise, any cleaning materials/toilletries etc have just been there for me to help myself to. This is a total culture shock and it feels like the whole world has changed - even Woolies has gone!!!

    So any hints on surviving would be great. I'm 30, a strict veggie (was vegan a few yrs ago and thinking about going back to one) and hope to soon be on JSA while I look for work...which doesn't look like it will be very easy at the moment, especially with no current experience, but hey ho.

    So, thanks for your help/advice!
  • Penelope_Penguin
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    So any hints on surviving would be great. I'm 30, a strict veggie (was vegan a few yrs ago and thinking about going back to one) and hope to soon be on JSA while I look for work...which doesn't look like it will be very easy at the moment

    Welcome to Old Style :beer: Have you seen this thread on how to start off on an OS life :confused: There are lots of thread links, and tips from other OSers.

    I'll mereg this thread to that one later, to keep ideas together.

    Penny. x
    :rudolf: Sheep, pigs, hens and bees on our Teesdale smallholding :rudolf:
  • Rowan9
    Rowan9 Posts: 2,208 Forumite
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    Hi there - am popping out but just wanted to say 'hello'. You'll get loads of advice on here. I am imagine it's maybe a case of making a list and taking things easy so you don't get too overwhelmed. \Lots of changes indeed! Good luck with it all - oh, and join the grocery challenge for a start :). It'll keep you focused on grocery spending and has lots of good recipes at the beginning.
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  • Maitane
    Maitane Posts: 360 Forumite
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    Hiya, like WMF, I don't have huge amounts of related advice to bestow in one post however I'm just saying hello and good luck with your new start - I really hope everything works out.
    Oooh, one piece of advice I could give (because it helped me) is to sit down with a notebook and just go through the forum. Take out the ideas you like, 'borrow' the recipes that look good and find tips you never thought of yourself. This place is full of ideas and more than anything, warm welcomes and friendly people.

    All the best!

    Maite.
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  • faithcecilia
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    Thanks for the welcome! Yes, a notebook sounds like a good idea, and just going through the forum. And I'll try to look at the suggested thread - sorry, I'm out of practise of this sort of thing!
  • EslaDee
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    Thanks for the welcome! Yes, a notebook sounds like a good idea, and just going through the forum. And I'll try to look at the suggested thread - sorry, I'm out of practise of this sort of thing!
    Nice to 'meet you' :-) There is also an OS style vegan thread on here which you may find useful, some super recipes and advice on there. Good luck.
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