Frugal train travel and #5frugalthings

Today – Frugal train travel and #5frugalthings

Here is how I have been saving money this week:

Frugal train travel

Frugal train travel


I am not a good traveller.

I get a bit claustrophobic when cooped up so usually if I travel I make it as easy as possible for myself.

I take Taxis in London rather than the tube and first-class travel if I just get it a little bit dearer. But times are changing and I am really mindful about my spending at the moment. This week I searched high and low to get a good travel deal. By altering my times of going and returning and by really doing a lot of research I got an amazing deal on a trip to visit my niece at uni and saved almost £30.

So yes, I was a bit cooped up, but I put a movie on my iPad to distract myself. Frugal train travel is do-able and I survived!

It was okay.

Frugal train travel is the way forward


Black Friday

I wrote last week about how to avoid Black Friday unless you were specifically shopping for something and I have managed to keep to this. I have been distracting myself with other things and stepping away from the computer because I know myself well and I know how easily swayed I am by a bargain.


The BEST Black Friday bargain ( I may be biased)

My book Create Your Own happy is on a Black Friday deal and just £6.11 today if you fancy stocking up for Christmas – it is packed for happiness boosting activities for kids aged 7-12 and is lots of fun. You can buy it here

Becky Goddard-hill, Create your won happy



I have been talking to my niece who is at uni and working out how much it is going to cost to send my son. OMG, I need to up my earning game asap. Forewarned is forearmed though and I do have a plan. Watch this space. At least I now know how to afford the frugal train travel!



My daughter is having a go at being vegan. I bought quite a few bits and bobs for her that were vegan specific and I’ve spent way too much! I am going to have to learn to cook more vegan meals from scratch. If you have any good vegan blog recommendations pls send them my way



I hope you have enjoyed reading about my Frugal train travel. How has your thrifty week been?

The Frugal Friday Linky

As always, we’d love you to join in with us by sharing anything you’ve done that’s been thrifty or frugal from your week – whether it’s an Instagram picture (#5frugalthings), a blog post or even a video.  Just add your link to the Frugal Friday linky at the bottom of this post.

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I’m linking up with this Cass Emma and Becky in this week’s ‘Frugal Friday’ linky.

I hope you enjoyed my thrifty Friday thinking post and I hope you figured out how to avoid Black Friday and how to find frugal train travel

frugal train travel tips

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1 Comment

  1. December 5, 2019 / 11:06

    We are moving towards a more plant based diet, having watched the film on Netflix called the Game Changers. If you look on their website there are some great looking healthy meal ideas.

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