Press Coverage and becoming the Quid Queen
Because of that coverage, I have had lots of contacts from other places. Went to Brighton yesterday to record an interview for BBC radio Sussex that will go out on Monday, on the show airing 9-12. And while waiting to do that, did a live to air interview for BBC Tees radio. I could barely keep up with the messages, Tweets etc
Spain radio has been in touch and wants to do an interview live to air when I am supposed to be somewhere else, and a company in Russia want to do some filming
Site hits went through the roof, and the poor site couldn’t cope, sending it into a tailspin. The Host provider protested and put a limiter on it. I have carefully checked current stats, and I think it is safe to take the limiter off – I’m only allowed to do that 5 times before I’m banned! Edit – limiter has just been applied again!
I’m not sure where I want all this to go…. not sure? Have no idea more like. I had a very busy working life, spinning more plates than was comfortable pretty often. I have a busy and active life now, how much more do I want to cram in?
Well, we shall see what happens. I am currently pretty pleased that lots more people will have heard of what we do here now, and can make use of it, that was always the aim after all. If people like what they see, I hope that they will pass it on, and onwards and outwards it will go.
While I was in Brighton yesterday, I saw a huge place that dealt with all kinds of issues around not having enough money, other difficulties, and housing as well I think. So I popped in there and they seemed quite pleased at the resource and sent it round all the different agencies there.
I have become friendly with a local lady who collects for the foodbank and she, and a few others, have organised what we hope will be a busy and successful day on Monday 10th, running 9.30-4pm. It is called Thrifty Living, How to Cook & Cope. CAB are coming and I will be demonstrating all day, showing what exactly you need to do to spend £1 a day.
If you are new to budgeting or can’t think just how to get your grocery spend down any more, having a plan set out on exactly what to do will help. If there is a shopping list (buy these things at this price level) a meal plan (make these meals with those groceries) and the recipes (use this much of these ingredients) and if you follow it, then you WILL spend £1 a day
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one