Cheap Beach Day

cheap beach day

At the start of the week Mr Thrifty had a day off work and the sun decided to come out from behind the clouds. We made up a cheap and cheerful picnic of tuna salad sandwiches, shortbread and a flask of coffee and drove the 50 miles to Crosby beach in Liverpool. We both went […]

Levenshulme Antiques Village Review

levenshulme antiques village

A few houses back we lived in Levenshulme, and I only managed to visit the Levenshulme Antiques Village twice (for shame, I know). Both times I had a hangover, walked into the huge building on Stockport Road, saw some stuffy looking furniture and promptly left in search of vodka soaking carbs. Levenshulme Antiques Village Review […]

Heritage Open Days | Free Days Out

heritage open days

You guys know how much I love free days out (I even have a series of posts dedicated to them which you can find here) so of course I had to tell you that from tomorrow (Thurs 11th Sept 2014) through until Sunday (14th Sept 2014) you’ll be able to experience free days out across […]

Free Days Out: St. Bees Beach

free things to do in st bees

When we went to the lake district we asked the hotel receptionist for lovely, free places to visit and he recommended St.Bees. Neither of us had a heard of this small seaside village so we decided to check it out straight away. A small village just south of Whitehaven, St.Bees didn’t take long for us […]

Reddish Vale Country Park | Free Days Out


Sunday saw us take a jaunt over to Stockport for a walk around Reddish Vale Country Park. This park is just north of Stockport town centre and lies in the Tame valley. This area of Greater Manchester is pretty built up but the park has a real countryside feel from the moment you drive down […]