July 2008 Grocery Challenge

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  • hi am giving my update for this week -
    spent £23.98 on gift for a new addition to the family £6.40 on family bus ticket to get there £15.00 electric £6.00 on ciggies £6.00 on daughters school busfare for the week and £38.98 on tesco.com which equalls £96.36. i know i have gone over my £70.00 a week budget but am still optimistic as we did have a new beautifull niece to welcome into the world also shopped really well bought lots of ingriedients for home cooking all in all am quit impressed with my self - watch this space.

    i love this site and all the lovely cheap recipies keep up the good work all of you xxxxxxxxxxx
    JULY GC = £240 per month = £70 per week
    week 1 = 96.36
  • Mrs._IrwinMrs._Irwin Forumite
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    OrkneyStar wrote: »
    Washables are great, but disposables are handy as a back up when things go a bit pear shaped (and that never happens with a LO around lol). I have reusable wipes that I do use sometimes, and I use water/a few drops olive oil/a few drops baby wash and that works wonders for a lovely soft bum bum. Well done on the caffeine front-I try not to drink much and never very much when exclusively bf- DS is generally a calm contented DS, although he is teething right now :o:confused: :eek:
    x

    I've found the emergency disposables too tempting, which is why they're all used up! It's amazing what a difference the no-caffeine has made, I didn't think the amount I was drinking was very significant, but the withdrawal headaches! Ouch!
    I'm using almond oil in the wipe solution, cos I already had some in, but will use olive oil when it's run out.

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  • busy_mum_4busy_mum_4 Forumite
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    What an excellent idea! Mine are the same, always finding bruised fruit still in their bags at the end of the week...:mad: what about sugar though? isn't it a lot sweeter in the tins? still better than no fruit at all I suppose...

    I never buy tinned friut in syrup, I always buy it in natural fruit juice so I am hoping it is not to unhealthy.
    :hello: JULY G/C £50 WEEK

    WEEK 1 = £69.50 :eek:

    WEEK 2 = £60.83:eek:
    Week 3 :mad: £72.05 :mad:
  • Planning a NSD for me today as dd9,dd8 at water park till 4pm.

    Have made chicken nd sweetcon mayo for ds4 lunch and celery soup for me from celery tops,carrot,onion,potato,stockcube,s&p - just popped in a chuck of chicken before I wizz it up.

    Toad in the hole for tea with roasties,corn and carrots.

    Have 2 batches of Twinks to
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    busy_mum wrote: »
    I never buy tinned friut in syrup, I always buy it in natural fruit juice so I am hoping it is not to unhealthy.


    I always buy fruit in juice and have found that MrS's own label fruit is in juice so have started buying that..and foung it quite good
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    busy_mum wrote: »
    I never buy tinned fruit in syrup, I always buy it in natural fruit juice so I am hoping it is not to unhealthy.

    Good point. will definitely have to get some I think - so no longer just sandwiches for lunch - weetabix cake, banana cake, muffins, twinks & now tinned fruit... excellent! :D
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  • Planning a NSD for me today as dd9,dd8 at water park till 4pm.

    Have made chicken and sweetcon mayo for ds4 lunch and celery soup for me from celery tops,carrot,onion,potato,stockcube,s&p - just popped in a chunk of chicken before I wizz it up.:j

    Toad in the hole for tea with roasties,corn and carrots.

    Have 2 batches of Twinks to make for teachers and a lasagna to assemble for tomorrow's tea.Txt friend whose sending her OH with 1 doz free rage eggs for a bag of Twinks - result:rotfl:

    Plenty in for last days packed lunch and hopefully another NSD tomorrow too.

    Have bought a 2 litre plastic slimline jug for fridge which I dilute fresh fruit juice into as my 3 drink gallons - very MSE.

    Need to repot tomato plants this aft,on to do list.

    annelouise
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  • nicki_2nicki_2 Forumite
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    I'm hoping for a NSD today. I was doing well yesterday as I stayed away from the shops...until I went to get the bus to my mates house and the bus driver refused to accept a £10 note as he didn't have change (seperate budget for travel ;) ) :rolleyes: So I ended up going into a newsagents to get some change by buying a drink (I was thirst anyway but was going to wait and have a cuppa in my mates instead :rotfl: ) and as its the only newsagents in the area they charge a premium - 95p for a bottle of Dr Pepper :eek: I've seen it other places for 80p. BUT that was my only spend, and I managed to keep DD talking on the way home so we "forgot" to go to the chippy on the way home ;) I'm getting good at "forgetting" my money and stuff like that :rotfl: Also lost track of time at my mums and DD ended up missing Brownies so that also saved me £1.50 in subs :o
    Creeping back in for accountability after falling off the wagon in 2016.
    Need to get back to old style in modern ways, watching the pennies and getting stuff done!
  • mandy_moo_1mandy_moo_1 Forumite
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    went to Mr M's this morning to stock up on some more of their Robinsons juice before the offer ends on Sun......2litre bottles are BOGOF at £1.85 so i got 8 bottles......that's 12 stashed under the bed now :rotfl:

    second load of washing's just been hung out, and i've done all me jobs and walked the dogs, so i'm gonna put me feet up and do a bit of x-stitch.............ssshhh!! :shhh: don't tell anyone!! why do i always feel guilty when i sit down for 10mins with a cuppa, or for an hour with a book or my sewing? its not as if anything else needs doing till tea-time, but i always feel like i shouldn't be doing it!

    hope everyone's having a good day, and the sun's decided to shine on you xx

  • Anitaj73Anitaj73 Forumite
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    Hi all, quick bit of advice please :)

    I am doing bread rolls instead of a loaf and wondered what temp oven should be and how long they will need??

    Thanx for help :)
    May GC £350/ spent so far

    family life = 2 adults DS x3 & DD1 + dog :)
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