We went to the supermarket today. We didn't really buy any extra food or change our shopping routine for Christmas, so needed the usual things. When we were going round I started to notice how some of the prices had gone up. Some things just by a penny or so, other things by 10-20p, other things were the same price but for a smaller amount (extra sneaky in my opinion).
I suppose Christmas is a good time to put prices up, people are maybe just going to buy what they buy and not look at the price as much as usual. I did notice and I toyed with not buying a few things but we bought what we'd gone in for and I will have a think about things when I do the menu plan in the next few days. We can still come in under budget, but we may eat less of certain things, we'll certainly be keeping an eye on portion sizes so that will help offset price increases - for now at least.
We also accidentally did some sales shopping on Saturday. We decided to have a drive and ended up in Clitheroe, we bumped into some people Dan knew, did some window shopping and through the window saw something we'd been looking for - a light shade for the ceiling pendant. When we got to the till the item was 20% off, so we paid £11 less than anticipated. Now all we have to do is fit together the jigsaw and the living room is one step closer to completion!