This blog is mainly a rambling kind of diary of the transition from smallholderwannabe to smallholder.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Shirley Goode

I was saddened to learn of the death of Shirley Goode this month. The following was posted on her blog by a family member:

Sadly, after a long illness Shirley passed away peacefully on 6 November. The funeral will be next week.
The blog will remain open to comments until the end of the month after which it will be closed to new comments. It will remain online for the foreseeable future as a reference. The family wish to thank everyone who has posted their kind comments on her blog to date.
I first came across Shirley Goode back in the eighties.  She wrote articles in Family Circle magazine and was on Pebble Mill at One on BBC1.  I also saved up for weeks to have enough money to buy her first book "More for your Money" which she wrote with Erica Griffiths.  Shirley taught me a lot about stretching the budget and feeding my family well on very little money.  Apart from the "Pauper's Cookbook" by Jocasta Innes, there was not not much around to teach a novice like me. I was delighted when she wrote several other books on the same theme and then I found her blog a couple of years ago.
I owe a debt of gratitude to Shirley for all I learned from her and am sorry to hear of her passing.
ps I've just spotted that "More for your Money" is almost £45 on Amazon at the moment.  Should you happen to find a copy in a charity shop, you'll find it a good read.


  • At 10:53 AM, Blogger Sue said…

    I've only just found out about Shirleys death, what a shame. She battled illness for so long and with such a cheery spirit.

    Like you I first knew of her in the eighties when she appeared on television and her little paperback books gave me so much of the groundwork and inspiration for the frugal ways I follow now.

    A loss indeed, it's a shame the comments on the Blog weren't left open for longer, there would have been a lot of comments added as folk found out.


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