Better late than never! It's a free life after all :)
My thought today was to show that no matter how tiny your garden (and ours really is tiny) you can grow some of your own food. Not only is it free, from the cost point of view, but it can also be free from chemicals and free of "food miles", that is - it has no travel costs.
I grow herbs in a small herb garden, with some small spring bulbs among them: here are sage and the chives just showing, but I also have various thymes and rosemary, with others such as parsley, basil and coriander grown from seed each year.
Our first crop of pears on a small tree grown agaisnt the west-facing wall.
We have grown two varieties of grapes over a support to provide shade for the seating area and, of course, grapes.
Something else free is the fresh air, and believe me it was very fresh on New Year's Day when I took this picture below.
At that time of year, even on a beautiful day like that, it's also free from crowds. And yes, it's the same beach as in my last post.