the skinflint philosopher

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

Life is an echo….


Going back to work today after a break, Thrifter is definitely feeling a bit frazzled. While I like to think I’m up there with the best of them at multi-tasking and ‘keeping all the balls up in the air’, once you spend a bit of time away from the day job it means you have to hit the ground running to get back into what had previously been routine. Thrifter teaches, and so faced with the eager (and not-so-eager) faces of the students, all shiny shoes and new haircuts for the first day of term, Thrifter has to perform, entertain, enthuse and organise.
Tiddler then lost a favourite toy during a walk, a lurid pink flamingo that she loves to rock-a-bye-baby, and cried all the way home asking for “Mingo come back peas”, (*please), and my attempts to suggest he had maybe flown away to live with his family in Timbuktu didn’t do much in the cheering-up stakes.
Digger himself ended up doing a favour for someone that caused more trouble than expected.

All told therefore, a bit of a day. So we are thinking of this quote,


and remembering all the good we can strive to do, all the small impacts we have on other people’s lives without really realising, how teeny tiny elements of chaos theory can branch out into ripples and echos.
So Thrifter is suggesting to keep ‘shouting out’ the meaning in your life with everything you do, and every day that passes, and the good vibrations will surely come back, and make the bad days a little less so.

Rocking with you here Joni, but try a bit of skinflint philosophising to think about ways to make a change instead:
‘And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look
Behind from where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game’.

Make the change. Get off the carousel.





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.

3 thoughts on “Life is an echo….

  1. Loved that, as I do all your wee blogs and thoughts, it’s almost like you’re with me! Miss you far too much. We’ve just been to Tetbury so the boy could do his film work. Next week I’m on a Landmark trust camp! x

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  2. Howdy Readers- great news- Mingo was found safe and well and has been returned to the coop! The power of the internet age when you can post up a picture of a lost toy and ask for people to look out for it…. one small happy Tiddler, one slightly damp Mingo, and proof perhaps that what goes around, comes around. I’m hoping this is evidence of Life as an Echo. x 🙂


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