I finally got the details of my pension! Hooray!! I can now get planning for each month and I'll try not to dip into my savings. As expected it's less than £9,000 a year. It keeps me under the limit for paying tax so that's a bonus. I also get a single lump sum of just under £10,000 which I'll use to pay off my car next year. They're not huge sums of money to live on but totally doable with effort. I'm not entitled to any benefits until I reach the UK pension age, which is 67 for me. As I live in Scotland I get free prescriptions, free eye tests and cheaper dental check ups any way. I'll get a free bus pass at 60. Honestly, I'm feeling so relieved this morning as I can now just 'get on with it!'
I popped into Morrisons yesterday as it's good to change up supermarkets every now and then. I got a whole turkey leg (1.6kg) for £5,39! I slow cooked the thigh and roasted the drumstick as it couldn't fit in the slow cooker!! Overnight I made 2 lots of stock to make 2 large pots of soup this morning. My usual chicken/turkey and rice and a potato and leek one as I found a bag of leeks lurking at the bottom of my freezer. Once cooled, I'll portion them up to freeze.
I'll come back later to note how many mugs they make! Edit: 14 portions!
There's loads of turkey meat to make some pies and maybe a curry if I feel in the mood 😋