Yesterday I had a little smile at a comment Rivulet wrote on my post “It’s tradition, Jim, but not as we know it”. She’d had a go at making Bubble and Squeak but her husband wouldn’t believe that it was a real name for a meal.
It got me thinking though. Bubble and Squeak IS a cool name for a dish, just as she said. It sounds much more exciting than Refried Leftovers. Refried Leftovers sounds like a dreary, penny pinching dish. Bubble and Squeak sounds fun. It’s how you look at it.
Having lots of bottles marked Basics or Everyday Value doesn’t make a bathroom look like a sanctuary for pampering but decant the products into plain white dispenser bottles with smart labels makes my bathroom into a place of personalised luxury. It’s how you look at it.
Calling my needle case a hand-me-down would make it a dull, functional item but say it’s a family heirloom makes it into something to be treasured. It’s how you look at it.
That seems to me to be the way to pursue joyful frugality.