We went to Aldi for a poke about this week. It opened in the town in November but I hadn't been in until Saturday. Other than the two teenage girls having a tiff it was pretty calm and not too busy which was great. We used to go to the various discount supermarkets quite a lot but I hadn't visited for a long time as it involved going to the next town along. I was really surprised at the amount of brand name stuff there, it was a bit like an oddly lit M&S.
£ 3.78 lentils and things
£ 7.94 pantry
£ 4.79 drinks
£ 4.59 bread
£53.39 Week One (1 - 10 January) total
Week one contained three no spend days, which is better than a kick in the face. It also contained a work leaving lunch, a birthday and a social visit. So spending was high but for the start of the year with lots of stuff to do I don't think it was that bad. There's been a lot of non-food spending, most of it is stuff for organising, lots of cable ties to make another shelf for my shoe rack for example. It leaves just over £12 a week for the rest of the month which seems ridiculous but we'll see.