the skinflint philosopher

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

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Introducing Digger

Poor Digger only gets to read these posts after Thrifter has already published them, and usually squirms with a faint bemusement that other bloggers might possibly be interested in reading anything as random as his love of eggs or his preference for outdoorsy working jumpers. Sorry Digger, this might make you feel even more self-conscious.

Appearance: Rugged, in a Heathcliff meets Andy Garcia kind of way. Has recently been scouted as an extra for a movie playing an inter-war Eastern European gypsy, so the apple not really falling far from that particular tree.
Age: Rugged. Sun-kissed, wind-battered thirty something.
Education: Silviculture expert.
Working life: Replanting Bulgarian forests for the government, cultivating seedlings for national parks in Oregon, working like a dog as an immigrant in the British Isles for minimum wage doing manual jobs that British folk turn their noses up at.
Current status: Official British Citizen (passed the language test with flying colours, and beat Thrifter in the general knowledge question section).
Most likely to say:  I’ll just get something from my tool box and I can fix that for you.
Least likely to say: No eggs for me please.
Aspirations: To work less.
Special skills:  Providing piggy-back rides for dinosaurs.


A rare occasion when Digger was not clad in his customary PPE garb.