It was all starting to go so well until the boiler stopped working. The man is coming to fix it (hopefully) at the start of next week. Sometimes I think we'll never save up for this new bathroom! Thankfully it's broken in the sense that it wont switch off rather than won't switch on, we have hot water and just switch the boiler off when we're not using it, so not all bad news. Last time the boiler guy fixed the problem using my lip balm so that could work again.
Oh well, I'll just enjoy the plants on the dunes (above) and the emergence of a lovely yellow tomato in my garden!
A friend was chatting on Facebook last night about the tv show Eat Well For Less and challenged us all to be honest about what, if anything, we thought the presenters would replace with a cheaper alternative to help us save money. Some of the answers were really interesting and lead me to have a good old think too. The first thing that sprang to mind for me was tea, I buy Atkinson's Lancaster Blend which is £4 for 250g, Dan buys his coffee beans from there, £6.50 for 250g. My favourite chocolate bar is expensive, but I'm not a fan of some of the cheaper dairy free chocolate (I'll still eat it though!), and I like crisps. I think they'd try us with cheaper milk too.
Cheese was a big issue with lots of other people, my friend buys grated, other people bought slices or really fancy cheeses, lots of people liked a particular wine or other drink and a couple thought potato products like ready made wedges, rosti or chips would be on their hit list. I think my non-food would be more of target for someone taking a look at my household budget, we do well with our food (I think) but I think if someone else did an audit our toiletries would be under scrutiny.