Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Sunday, 29 May 2022
Saturday, 21 May 2022
Sunday, 15 May 2022
I forgot to post about my last TGTG bag at the end of April. It was an M&S bag for £5. As you can see I got a lot of stuff. There was: apple juice, cream doughnuts, eggs, beef slices, sour cream dip, mango fingers, smoked salmon and potato salad, luxury fish pie, sushi, Scotch eggs (yuck although my lovely mum ate one), chicken and avocado sandwich, spinach and falafal wrap and a strawberry mousse.
Full retail price was £42.20!! Definitely the best bag any of us have bagged so far!
Most of it I shouldn't eat as it contained dairy and wheat. The apple juice, mango, eggs and roast beef slices were all ok but I ate the rest of it any way 🙄 And I suffered for it!! My digestive system protested big time, not ideal in the run up to the wedding.
Too Good to Go is a fab idea if you don't have dietary issues. So I've deleted the app and it's gone. I can spend £5 wisely at Lidl and get plenty of healthy food my stomach likes.
Saturday, 14 May 2022
I didn't make a conscious decision to stay out of the supermarket this month but I've got to the 14th without needing to buy any food. I've been using up what's in my fridge and freezer and will move on to the store cupboards soon! I found another(!) tub of frozen mixed berries from the garden in the very bottom of my freezer (I really need a better system!) and used them in some sheet pancakes this morning. Recipe HERE I'm out of soya milk but had some out of date soya yoghurt so used that instead. They taste great!
I had a load of eggs to use up, some from last month's Too Good to Go bag and some from Tuppence. I also made a rice crust quiche and used up a wrinkly pepper and squishy tomatoes (also from a TGTG bag)
Saturday, 7 May 2022
I'm a week late with April's spending analysis but I had a good reason last weekend! As expected (and sort of planned for) it was a spendy month thanks to the wedding. I haven't added up every single item as it was getting scary 😱 but items to note were increased food costs due to having my middle son home for a week and putting fuel in my car for the first time in 3 months. I have a hybrid car so don't use much fuel. And wedding 'stuff' is crazily expensive!
Me and my Lovely Mum
The short answer is I have nothing left to put in savings this month! But I'm ok with that, this is a long term project and I'm back on track already.
Savings account at 30th April still has £3598.96.
In other news, my youngest son and GF got the keys to their new house. They're moving out on the 20th. It's been lovely having them living with me while they saved up but I'll be glad to get my house back to myself. No more washing machine on 3 times a day!!
Monday, 2 May 2022
Actually scrubbed up nicely for the wedding! My hair and makeup were done by 2 amazing professionals (I've recently taught both their sons!) so I felt good.
I'll post some pics when the bride and groom have posted theirs publicly.
I'm exhausted now!