A little boy comes home from school and asks his father what “frugal” means.
“Well” says his father “it means to save”.
The next day the little boy comes home from school all excited.
“Dad, we were told such a good story today in class. Once there was a beautiful princess. Her evil father, the king, kept her locked in a tower because he thought no-one was good enough for her and he knew she didn’t. She was very sad and lonely. One day a knight in shining armor rode by the tower on his charger. The beautiful princess leant out of the window and cried “Frugal me! Frugal me!” So he frugalled her and they lived happily ever after”.
We all need a good frugalling now and then.
This blog is about being frugal.
We are frugal because we want to devote our precious resources of time and money to the purposes we find most fulfilling. We are not against spending, but we are for mindfulness when we do spend.
We have a local outlook, so we will talk about New Zealand, and specifically about Wellington.
Our posts will be grounded in personal experience. We will encourage our readers to boast of their own frugal ways, so that we can learn from them.
From time to time this blog will be blokey, frivolous, and inappropriately literary. This blog will abuse the editorial “we” and the impersonal “this blog.” This blog will thunder judgmentally and whimper when chastised. This blog will make mistakes, which we will correct or retract as appropriate. We will be inconsistent. Within our remit of frugality, we will attempt to amuse as well as to inform. This blog exists to please the authors, but we hope that it pleases its readers.