Thank you for all your comments yesterday, I've closed comments on that post now because we really have tried everything and we're at an uneasy truce with ourselves over the Christmas situation. It means more to our families than it does to us so I'm not prepared to argue about it with them any more.
Simple Living, I posted the scarf yesterday so hopefully it should be with you soon.
|any excuse for a pantry picture|
In the spirit of getting everything out of the way so we don't have to go to the shops we did a "big shop" last night. We don't generally do this so it was... different. We decided to go to Sainsbury's rather than our usual shop, mainly because there were a few things available there that aren't sold at the usual place. Wow. I was so glad we took a list, the store is huge compared to what we're used to, our local supermarket doesn't sell clothes, electrical items etc so it was a bit much. We even managed to scare up a pound coin for the trolley! Dan bought a couple of work shirts and a tie too, with 25% off which was great.
For the first time in I can't remember how long we used a big trolley, I could hardly reach into the bottom of it, all very exciting. I did feel a bit queasy part way round when I started to think about how much it was going to cost, but it was on the list so I bought it. When we finally got to the checkout it was £60.10 not including the shirts. It was considerably cheaper than our usual place as we stocked up on tins of beans which were on either two for £1 or even cheaper at 30p-45p per tin. In the true spirit of a supermarket advert I was pleasantly surprised, that's just over half the grocery budget gone, but should cover most of the food we're going to eat this month and into the new year.
|just to prove we have some veg!|
I know some people would never buy bottled water but after a month of not being able to drink from the tap we will always keep a couple of bottles in case of emergency! The kitchen roll is something we could do without but it makes cleaning the rabbit pen far easier, and it means Dan is more likely to help out too - he is not a fan of washable cloths! Roasting lots of veg tomorrow to stick in the freezer for a quick meal starter when things get a bit more hectic.