Frugal Friday! [ 19/01/2018 ]


Finances can be a challenging topic for anyone, and I think perhaps more so in some ways for those with chronic illness. I thought I’d introduce Frugal Friday as a way of showcasing one or two bargain finds, freebies and money saving or making ideas. What do you think?

Printable Freebies

First up today, I want to share some printable freebies. I know a lot of you like arts, crafts and colouring for relaxation, to destress or to inspire. Hobbycraft (UK) have a range of really beautiful colouring pages, all available as PDFs to download and print!

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Giving Less F*cks!

Kindle version on sale at 99p on Amazon – just ordered my copy yesterday!

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k: How to stop spending time you don’t have doing things you don’t want to do with people you don’t like (A No F*cks Given Guide)  –  Sarah Knight

I hope you enjoyed these! Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see in the future and I’ll try my best to scout something out 🙂

Take care and have a lovely, restful weekend guys & gals.




  1. January 19, 2018 / 6:55 pm

    Love this idea! Definitely printing off a few of those coloring pages! This idea rocks!~Kim

    • January 20, 2018 / 11:22 am

      That’s awesome, glad you like the idea, Kim! 🙂

  2. January 19, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    Love this Caz! Me and Dizzy do like a bargain. The colouring sheets are so pretty. We’ll definitely be amusing ourselves with some of these. 🙂 xxx

    • January 20, 2018 / 3:23 pm

      Glad I’m not the only one who loves a bargain! Enjoy the colouring & have a restful weekend 🙂

  3. January 19, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Great idea Caz! I love a good bargain! Like you say those of us with chronic illnesses probably struggle with our finances more than most. Xx

    • January 20, 2018 / 3:25 pm

      I wonder if exploring the issue of money / ways to save / bargains / small side earners online etc would be useful? Glad you like the Frugal Friday idea! I do hope you’re doing okay as I worry about you – sending you my very best for a restful weekend (have you had your results yet? Or perhaps you can expect them early next week?) xx

  4. January 19, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    I love this idea Caz! Who doesn’t love a bargain? Thanks especially for sharing the coloring pages. I’ll definitely be printing some of those!

    • January 20, 2018 / 3:27 pm

      So good to hear you like the idea, Terri! I’ve printed a few myself to see whether colouring is something I can get into for a bit of zen-inspiration – enjoy the colouring and have a lovely weekend 🙂 x

  5. January 19, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    I notice that book on Amazon the other day…. am curious! Would be good to know what you think of it when you have had a chance to read it.

    • January 20, 2018 / 3:42 pm

      I’ve only just started it but so far so good – Going to sit down to it properly next week as I’ve been a bit of a jumble this week with other things. I think that saying f*** it requires more of my attention! Will have to post again when I’ve got through it to let you know what it’s like 🙂

  6. January 20, 2018 / 7:12 am

    I’ve been interested in the Sarah Knight book, as the title reminds me of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck haha!

    • January 20, 2018 / 3:46 pm

      That one’s next on my list! I’ll buy that one as a proper book rather than a Kindle I think. If you liked that, judging by the comments, you’d probably enjoy this one too 🙂 x

  7. January 20, 2018 / 9:22 am

    I’ve just printed the Rhino off to colour. Rhinos hold a special significance for me as there are times when I swear my younger boy is a Rhino and I often call him Rhino lol

    • January 20, 2018 / 3:48 pm

      This made me chuckle – Maybe you can colour that as a special gift for him! x

  8. January 21, 2018 / 11:21 am

    Oh great tips. I didn’t know Hobbycraft had free colouring downloads! I have that book in hardback, it was a gift. I must get reading it!

    • January 21, 2018 / 3:17 pm

      I didn’t know either until I randomly spotted the freebies this week, couldn’t not share them! I hope you enjoy the book – I’ll be getting into it properly next week I hope so we’ll have to compare notes on what we think of it 🙂

      • January 21, 2018 / 6:02 pm

        I’ll be checking out more Hobbycraft freebies ?
        Yes let me know what you think of the book. I still haven’t started your previous Derren Brown bargain yet!

    • January 21, 2018 / 3:19 pm

      Glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment Khanak, just checking out your latest blog post now 🙂

  9. January 21, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Gotta love the title of that book you ordered!!

  10. January 22, 2018 / 11:45 am

    Frugal Friday is defintitely a good idea, Will definitely read the book. I always thought you need a kindle to read a kindle edition book, but learned there is also a free app for that.
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Laura Williams
    January 24, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    Great tips Caz! I am currently reading the subtle art of not giving a fu** so this sounds very similar 🙂

    • January 25, 2018 / 4:21 am

      Thanks, Laura. That’s the book I want to get next! How are you finding it so far? x

  12. February 8, 2018 / 2:38 am

    Great idea, Caz! The description of that book made me laugh. Too funny! Giff Gaff is great, my sis uses it too. I’m in a contract so I don’t have it myself.

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