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

Apologies to the Royal Mail

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The three of us have just been for a walk in the autumnal gap between showers, and Tiddler has spent time kicking a ball and trying to pick up as many beech seed cases as she can get in her hands at any one time (verdict: not many). Digger held Tiddler up to place into the red letter box a postcard to a bonafide pen pal in the original sense of the word, in that we write to each other with paper and pen. Our skinflintery of the day was making good use of a stamp- one that had been re-used from a letter sent to me, as a result of careless franking at the post office.
My literary chum, an elderly gentleman I met when learning how to lay bricks in a canal lock (it’s a long story), and I correspond about what’s growing in the garden, what the weather is like, and what we have been up to. He has no concept of email, and even the thought of a computer is a bit of an anathema to him. He spends his time doing good deeds for the English countryside heritage with his engineering and practical skills, and sees it as no sacrifice that he does little or nothing for himself.
So our postcard today was just to say, we are thinking of you, even if you feel sometimes you are alone. I hope someone does the same for me one day, and if they stick a re-used stamp on it, I won’t mind at all.


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 “Apologies to the Royal Mail

  1. Haha! Rob, yes. Haven’t seen him in ages and ages. Mainly as somehow I’ve been busy on all the possible dates for seeing him! I actually went round his house and left a postcard in his letter box or post box but he never replied, so maybe it wasn’t his letter box after all.. weirdness. Good to know he’s been replying to you though

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