Trying to save money in winter!
We don't go out much if we can help it in winter so there's a petrol saving, albeit small.
We have our fire going with wood from the property so it's virtually free.
As I am more likely to be home all day in winter I do simmer dinner on the heater. I initially cook it on the gas stove, brown the meat and bring to boil etc them pop the lid on and transfer it to the heater.
Wow! I've opened the door so you could see the nice fire as it didn't photograph with door shut and now I've added to the ash layering. I can honestly say fires make the house warm 'n cosy and dusty as!
The foods we generally eat in winter are stews and soups and you can get away with cheaper cuts and frozen veg. While our waist lines don't need it, we like puds for afters too.
We continue to have porridge in the thermal cooker each night, ready for the morning. I use quick oats from Aldi, a drizzle of honey from our bees and that's it. Yum.
I think the house might also be at it's messiest in winter, with an unrelenting ash layer everywhere, throws and blankets on all the chairs and lounges (for snuggling up under to watch a movie), we add to the look with the 'chinese laundry' each night. I'm not going to add a picture because you know what I mean! All the clothes that didn't dry on the line wait in turn to hang over the fire surround ;o)
Not much is happening in the garden so minimal out lay there.
Clothes, well I don't really like to be out in the cold so I don't shop but I do like to knit.
Did you know that even the hair on your head grows slower in winter, now there's another saving! LOL
We could be guilty of having longer showers in winter... no saving what so ever there ;o)