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Prepping for Brexit thread

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • lessonlearnedlessonlearned Forumite
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    Gawd....lettuce is sooo boring and tasteless. :rotfl: and as you all say, so many better alternatives. Homegrown leaves and green stuff is so much better.

    As for shipping it in from the States. Unbelievable, the world has gone mad. The air miles!!!! :eek:
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    I quite like lettuce of various types - but not enough to justify buying them shipped in from wherever...

    I am not sure what 'preps for Brexit' specifically i need to make, as opposed to usual preps? i realise some foodstuffs may be harder to get so might need to stock up on stuff, but what specifically is recommended?

    Also <<whispers>> i wasn't planning to give up foreign holidays any time soon..... :o
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    VJs we'll let you visit outside the EU ;):p Howzat? :D

    I don't really know what I need to to prep for either but I don't know what any of it is all about so... I suppose I'm watching the thread poised ready to pounce when alarm bells ring.
  • cuddlymarmcuddlymarm Forumite
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    Hi guys
    We are still planning hols outside of the UK but the major problem ( which exists now) is the exchange rate is making it much more expensive.
    We are planning on getting a little Campervan now we are retired and explore our own lovely country anyway. We never had the time before.
    We used to camp in France when the kids were young and Europe is lovely so once the dust settles at the borders will explore there too.

    Stocking upwise I’ve hardly touched last weeks cans and only a small dent in the freezer so a lot of this weeks shop will be stuff that lasts. I know a lot of people don’t like them, but I’ve got 2 fray bentos pies ( I love them), more baked beans, and other bits and bobs that will keep.
    As we only have limited space I rotate and fill my usable shelf and then just have 2 shelves of saved stuff ( I hope that makes sense)

    I hope all you frugallers and keeping well.
    I normally don’t get hay fever but am suffering today so I really feel for you guys that get it all the time.
    Anyway keep cool and we’ll
    Cuddles
    January NST 2/16
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    We will still go abroad, but it will be Scandinavian countries that we will go to, because of the family link but mainly because we like Sweden and Norway so much. I will miss Berlin very much indeed, and I'd be sad to think I wouldn't go again for the Christmas markets but if it gets too complicated and the exchange rate is dire then we'll cut our losses and enjoy a British Christmas time instead. We shall embrace the little country markets of local produce, the school fetes and bazaars, the pantomimes, the carol services and the midnight Masses of our local churches. We will explore some more parts of this lovely island that have been unexplored up until now, we're relocating to further west and further north than we've ever lived before and it opens up multitudes of opportunities for finding beautiful places to enjoy. I would far rather eat seasonally and as locally as we can too and I think what we gain from that will easily balance out not being able to have expensive in terms of money and miles foreign produced things.

    I think one of the best preps for Brexit is to start to think British and celebrate Britishness in things like Wimbledon, where else in the world can produce a venue so lush and gorgeous, lets stand up and be proud Brits and enjoy strawberry summers, cider apple autumns and Christmas puddings along with January snow and the good old cuppa!
  • chirpychickchirpychick Forumite
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    I have just sat and read the whole thread, thank you all for all of your input and wise words.
    I!!!8217;m very concerned about the impact of post Brexit, my husband was made redundant after nearly 30 years last October, he was lucky that he was given 2 job offers, one of those though was with a well known company who have since made thousands of people redundant, he decided to not go with them and take a job closer to home despite the drop in pay but it has proven to be the best decision. Money is very tight as I don!!!8217;t work due to being a full time carer and home schooling my son. But the work hubby does is in a field that is suffering from the Brexit decisions and so we are now having to think about ways we would cope if he got made redundant again and having nothing to fall back on, unlike the last time. Also his age and health mean he!!!8217;d unlikely end up in another similar position. It concerns me very much.
    I am not very good at storing things, we live in a very small house so storage is an issue but I!!!8217;m definitely starting to consider storing things like sugar, tinned fruit and veg, olive oil - I wish we could sensibly store flour but having had weevils before I!!!8217;m not sure this is a good idea.

    I!!!8217;m trying to teach my little boy about consuming in season foods but with his autism comes huge food issues so we can only but try.

    My biggest concern is the fuel costs, our costs have already gone up by 20 pound a month and its not even in credit yet for the winter.

    We used to get Mr T delivery but i feel ive been out priced by all their price increases, changes and removal of value products. Now I shop around where i can but mostly buy meat from Mr M and everything else from Mr A.

    I pick up old fashioned war time cook books from charity shops but struggle to decipher them - if anyone has any recommendations that are a bit easier to modernise I!!!8217;d love to know which ones to look out for?

    We use our slow cooker a lot, i think its a godsend and I!!!8217;m looking out for a cheap 2nd one so i can run 2 at a time ;)

    I have started to research more about war time cooking, my FIL is my best source of information.

    I think its really important to have some cash available, a week or so ago I went to the supermarket and all of the card payments where down, a banking issue i read later that day and yesterday the store had 4 power cuts in one day. It has really made me think about the importance of cash in our techno world.

    I wonder also about having books which people seem to practically give away, with information like basic first aid etc I!!!8217;m not expecting apocalyptic events but if we have energy saving times or the like people will be totally lost without their phones and computers and televisions. We!!!8217;re so quick to !!!8220;goggle!!!8221; everything!

    Anyway, sorry for rambling, I love this thread and if its ok ill be joining you. Ive really enjoyed reading everything
    Everything is always better after a cup of tea
  • cuddlymarmcuddlymarm Forumite
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    Hi Chirpychick
    You are most welcome to join our merry group.
    We don’t take much sugar so most of the stuff I put away are tinned.
    The problems banks seem to be getting is a worry. I think the problem is that all our appliances are getting so clever that we are going to suffer if they fail for any reason.
    It’s probably worth looking in charity shops for basic cookbooks but don’t forget that you don’t need loads of cookbooks to make a decent meal and that most recipes can have ingredients swapped in or out. One of the best little cookbooks I saw was the student cookbooks ( they are really good for cheap and cheerful meals)
    Can you involve your son in basic ( safe ) cooking maybe to introduce him to foods ?
    Also I think we need to look at ways of lighting our homes and keeping warm ( not a problem at the moment I know) I have a wind up torch which is great because you don’t need batteries, I always seem to run out at the most inappropriate time. Safer than candles with littlies in the house.
    Blankets and throws go out immediately in the CS I help in and are great to snuggle under to cut your heating bills down.

    Oh I better go I’m waffling now
    Bye for now
    Cuddles
    January NST 2/16
  • chirpychickchirpychick Forumite
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    The reason for my sugar hoarding is simply for things like cakes, biscuits, jams, and yes tea too lol. I figure it means we can make luxuries in times that they might not be affordable :)

    We are working on new foods but a lot of the problems are sensory so texture is the biggest problem, we try something new each week.

    I brought last winter 2 blankets from C-stco and i cant really describe them well but they are kind of like a crushed velvet one side and a wool type texture the other. They are quite big (covered 2 of us on the sofa) and were about 13 pounds. The best throw i have ever come across, one has been allocated to the dogs as a good bed for them as it goes in and out of the washing machine every week. I think i saw a few left so i might get 1 or 2 more to put away for this winter. I want to hunt down so brushed cotton duvet sets and hot water bottles - carboot is where i will be hunting for most of this kind of stuff.
    Everything is always better after a cup of tea
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    I have two slow cookers too, inherited a small one from DD1 when she and James became an item and hers wasn't big enough to feed them both. Very useful not only because they are so cheap to run but because you can load them up first thing and know supper is bubbling away and will be ready when you want it without having to keep an eye on it. Slow cookers are liberating! The best thing I do with the small one is cook fruit for compotes, things sty whole if you use the low setting and don't turn to mush except apples which you want to go mushy anyhow!
  • cuddlymarmcuddlymarm Forumite
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    Hi guys
    Another lovely day here.
    I’m popping in early because I’ve been awake since 6 and am about to get ready to do my shift at the CS
    My online shop arrived on Tues and the cupboards are getting nicely full. So with not using up much am going to concentrate on getting rid of my CC bill before I continue.
    Another chaotic idea seems to be coming to the fore with Mrs May and her merry band meeting for another weekend of daft ideas. What I can’t work out is why they have to go to Mrs Mays nice comfy country pad when they’d get more done if they were locked in a hot stuffy office instead of being wined and dined.
    I hope everyone is keeping well, remembering that hot weather an be as dangerous to your health as cold.
    Anyway better go
    See you later guys
    Cuddles
    January NST 2/16
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