the skinflint philosopher

Thrifting our way (temporarily in Bulgaria) to a better life

Testing the water

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Things have been pretty quiet on this web space for the last few weeks, and it is not because the Skinflint philosopher got so thrifty she switched the wifi off, but rather that we have been dabbling our toes in our future lives. Huh? All sounding a bit time traveller-esque so far, but never fear, I shall not be talking paradoxes and alternative dimensions (but feel free to get a bellyful of the whole ‘what would happen if you met yourself?’ at this site here time travel philosophy ).

The truth is that Digger, Tiddler and I took a visit to where we plan to be if we get this whole simple life project of the ground. The reason for this challenge of skinflintery at the moment is to save as much capital as we can now, while Digger and I are still both earning a wage, and also perhaps to prepare us for what may be a time of belt-tightening and doing without. Now as often happens in the wonderful world of serendipity, this clip popped up in my newsfeed a few days ago, and may be worth a look if you want to see a not-very-off-grid version of our plans.

The major gain of the visit has had to be seeing Digger and Tiddler spend more time together. So much more to tell about what we hope to achieve, and sorry to keep you on tenterhooks still, but this will all have to wait for later posts as Digger is calling me to go and assist him combat the knee-high grass (ok) and various neighbourhood cat deposits (really not ok) that have sprung up in the backyard during our absence.  Now if someone can come up with a causal loop to solve that one for me, I’ll be very much obliged.


Author: Theskinflintphilosopher

Call me thrifty, prudent, tight or even a miser, but squirreling money away is definitely my thing. The ins and outs of how saving money became a lifestyle, in order to work towards a specific lifestyle change. Follow me on that journey and learn to look at life in a different way.

One thought on “Testing the water

  1. Not liking the sound of the feline calling cards. But otherwise intriguing. I rather fear you might end up living even further away and i will see you even less than now. This is Not Good. But lovely wrting nevertheless. xx valli G


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