This month I aimed to lower our grocery budget and use things up from the pantry and freezer. We are very nearly at the end of the month and I was surprised and happy to discover I was under budget by nearly £60. Considering we have been to two gigs and had a night out which I paid for I am very impressed. We didn't do a "proper" shopping trip this week, just bought a few bits and bobs, other than some bunny greens we won't need anything until the next planned trip on Thursday, the freezer is still well stocked with the batch of meals I made the other week.
Today we went to Blackpool, mainly to go to the art gallery but also to nip into Wilko, for some reason I love having a look round, although we don't often buy anything. We decided to buy some weed fabric and pegs to help with the new bit of garden, some crisps, and some sweets for in the car. We also went to the pound shop and I bought two shrubs to fill out one of the borders, this came to just over £15.
We went to Grundy Art Gallery for a specific reason, the gallery was having a sort out and they found a piece by Paul Nash, it had been hidden away in a drawer since the 1970's, now it is on display for a short time. It is wonderful, a real treat. If you've not seen it before, here's a clip from a BBC4 show about Paul Nash and his war art. If you get the chance to nip into the gallery in Blackpool (free entry) it is well worth it (in my opinion).