the skinflint philosopher

Attempting to thrift our way to a better life, with a toddler in tow!

Follow the yellow grit road: Bulgaria photos 10


Sleet all day yesterday, and plunging temperatures last night has meant the compacted snow is now a little bit treacherous. Tiddler and I took a very slow walk to nursery this morning, and even then we both manage to slip over on the ice. Bags of salt and yellow coloured grit have been put out and are being sprinkled by the street sweepers, but it’s not pleasant walking out there this morning!




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.

4 thoughts on “Follow the yellow grit road: Bulgaria photos 10

  1. You need a spiked walking stick like mine! On the plus side, everything looks nicer with a white covering, no? Are there many dogs wandering around alone? This would be BAD for me. x

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    • Yes, lots of bonafide street dogs and also ‘dogs on the street’ (the latter are ones with owners as have visible tags in their ears, but actually wander round on their own the vast majority of the time). Never seen any being aggressive so far, but some are very big and right at Tiddler level when she has something in her hand to eat and waves it around to tempt all and sundry in the dog department. Rumor has it some towns put down poisoned meat on a regular basis… not sure of the truth in that as there are government run dog shelters.
      Big spiked stick for the ice and to act as a deterrent to dogs if necessary perhaps?
      lovely white powdery snow gets a definite thumbs up. Slushy brown sludge or slick ice, thumbs down I’m afraid! xx


  2. Lovely wintery pictures, so nice to admire from a fairly warm UK! Looks like you are experiencing proper winter! Snow shoes sound a great idea!

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    • Thank you- yes there is much to be said about the benefits of being able to enjoy the snow but then getting straight back into a warm house afterwards. Tiddler has to stop and pick up the snow constantly, so it does take us ages to get anywhere whether there is ice or not!
      The biggest plus about a Bulgarian winter so far is the light/sunny days, as I remember last winter in the UK I felt I didn’t see the sun at all for about four months in a row- just overcast, wind and rain. This definitely makes you feel a lot more positive having real daylight.


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