July 2008 Grocery Challenge

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  • zoe260373zoe260373 Forumite
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    im fine thanks chick.bet you dont get much rest or time to yourself do you?
    family is me,oh,16yDS,10DD,9DS&17month old DS,2dogs,3cats,4bunnies,5 ex battery hens&5fish.GC challenge-/£300:pspends already this month-animal food-£28,mr T shop-£119.plus local shop spends total spent £257,:j
  • sashanutsashanut Forumite
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    Nope I'm here too but need to go to bed - forgot to set the alarm this am & overslept :eek: Discovered why I can't trust myself to go shopping - after 4 NSDs went to Mr Ms & spent my entire weekly budget of £32......AND I forgot the onions:mad: So an NSD for me today; for dinner had leftover chilli with a bag of white & wild rice found in the cupboard. Despite being welllllll out of date it is very nice, tasted all the better as I'm not sure I could afford it these days! Also had HM pittas, HM mango chutney & even home grown salad leaves, they must be saving me a fortune. Also made choc n orange muffins - I have a fruit bowl full of sorry-looking oranges & am desperate to use them up before they go foisty.

    Tomorrow should be a NSD & we get to eat out :T for free tomorrow evening - always a good meal there too even if our team will lose - there's always the excellent buffet!

    Need to update sig in more ways than one but will do that tomorrow - night peeps:D
    New start JAN15 - NOT BUYING IT 2015 :eek:. Long haul DFW #145 : 2011 DEBTBUSTING : £5500 OD GONE, £2000 OD - GONE £93,610.30 cc & loan debt - GONE 27.6.14 FINALLY DEBT & MORTGAGE FREE :happyhear
  • sashanut wrote: »
    Nope I'm here too but need to go to bed - forgot to set the alarm this am & overslept :eek: Discovered why I can't trust myself to go shopping - after 4 NSDs went to Mr Ms & spent my entire weekly budget of £32......AND I forgot the onions:mad: So an NSD for me today; for dinner had leftover chilli with a bag of white & wild rice found in the cupboard. Despite being welllllll out of date it is very nice, tasted all the better as I'm not sure I could afford it these days! Also had HM pittas, HM mango chutney & even home grown salad leaves, they must be saving me a fortune. Also made choc n orange muffins - I have a fruit bowl full of sorry-looking oranges & am desperate to use them up before they go foisty.

    Tomorrow should be a NSD & we get to eat out :T for free tomorrow evening - always a good meal there too even if our team will lose - there's always the excellent buffet!

    Need to update sig in more ways than one but will do that tomorrow - night peeps:D

    Well the things we do now we're on this thread, what wont we eat eh, nite sash

    Zoe, I'm here typing this with my earphones of my MP3 so I can't hear mr&mrs snoring love em x
    Just done the bedpan patrol x
    lost 3stin 4mnths GC nov£90/£51.65 July£100/£97.67 Aug£90/£18.59
    LBM Nov05 Loan £4910.65 Paid April07 sealed pot challenge#256
    Nov06 CC £2,590.56 Paid aug07 + Savings07/08 Night Owl 22#
    Mortgage £87,000/£84,000/ £82,261.00/£81,785.30 £80,268/£75402.00/£71229.15 DFW NERD 987 Long Haul member 125 debt free 24th aug 07
  • zoe260373zoe260373 Forumite
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    sashanut wrote: »
    Nope I'm here too but need to go to bed - forgot to set the alarm this am & overslept :eek: Discovered why I can't trust myself to go shopping - after 4 NSDs went to Mr Ms & spent my entire weekly budget of £32......AND I forgot the onions:mad: So an NSD for me today; for dinner had leftover chilli with a bag of white & wild rice found in the cupboard. Despite being welllllll out of date it is very nice, tasted all the better as I'm not sure I could afford it these days! Also had HM pittas, HM mango chutney & even home grown salad leaves, they must be saving me a fortune. Also made choc n orange muffins - I have a fruit bowl full of sorry-looking oranges & am desperate to use them up before they go foisty.

    Tomorrow should be a NSD & we get to eat out :T for free tomorrow evening - always a good meal there too even if our team will lose - there's always the excellent buffet!

    Need to update sig in more ways than one but will do that tomorrow - night peeps:D
    at least your going in the right direction eh!saw a lot of 'hm' in your post,so thats great:) nighty night,have fun tomorrow.x
    family is me,oh,16yDS,10DD,9DS&17month old DS,2dogs,3cats,4bunnies,5 ex battery hens&5fish.GC challenge-/£300:pspends already this month-animal food-£28,mr T shop-£119.plus local shop spends total spent £257,:j
  • zoe260373zoe260373 Forumite
    868 Posts
    Well the things we do now we're on this thread, what wont we eat eh, nite sash

    Zoe, I'm here typing this with my earphones of my MP3 so I can't hear mr&mrs snoring love em x
    Just done the bedpan patrol x
    awww bless ya,not sure i could be so selfless to be honest,so good on you! i have worked(very briefly)as a domicilary carer when i sold my cafe but dont think i could do it long term,are you from that area or did you move there to be their carer? nosey mare,sorry,:laugh:
    eeuuwww:shocked: no defo not a job for me,
    family is me,oh,16yDS,10DD,9DS&17month old DS,2dogs,3cats,4bunnies,5 ex battery hens&5fish.GC challenge-/£300:pspends already this month-animal food-£28,mr T shop-£119.plus local shop spends total spent £257,:j
  • zoe260373 wrote: »
    awww bless ya,not sure i could be so selfless to be honest,so good on you! i have worked(very briefly)as a domicilary carer when i sold my cafe but dont think i could do it long term,are you from that area or did you move there to be their carer? nosey mare,sorry,:laugh:
    eeuuwww:shocked: no defo not a job for me,

    Come from Bristol originally, but lived down here on and off over the last 15yrs, got a flat by the beach, but not there very often:rotfl: :rotfl:
    lost 3stin 4mnths GC nov£90/£51.65 July£100/£97.67 Aug£90/£18.59
    LBM Nov05 Loan £4910.65 Paid April07 sealed pot challenge#256
    Nov06 CC £2,590.56 Paid aug07 + Savings07/08 Night Owl 22#
    Mortgage £87,000/£84,000/ £82,261.00/£81,785.30 £80,268/£75402.00/£71229.15 DFW NERD 987 Long Haul member 125 debt free 24th aug 07
  • zoe260373zoe260373 Forumite
    868 Posts
    wow,you should rent it out during the peak season maybe get some extra income,although even that would take extra work i guess,id love to live by the sea,so would my kids,one day maybe,do you have ANY proper time off or are you sort of on call all the time?x
    family is me,oh,16yDS,10DD,9DS&17month old DS,2dogs,3cats,4bunnies,5 ex battery hens&5fish.GC challenge-/£300:pspends already this month-animal food-£28,mr T shop-£119.plus local shop spends total spent £257,:j
  • zoe260373 wrote: »
    wow,you should rent it out during the peak season maybe get some extra income,although even that would take extra work i guess,id love to live by the sea,so would my kids,one day maybe,do you have ANY proper time off or are you sort of on call all the time?x

    2hrs off a day if I'm lucky and work between 6-10 wks on 1wk off, still will be DF eventually:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :j :beer:
    lost 3stin 4mnths GC nov£90/£51.65 July£100/£97.67 Aug£90/£18.59
    LBM Nov05 Loan £4910.65 Paid April07 sealed pot challenge#256
    Nov06 CC £2,590.56 Paid aug07 + Savings07/08 Night Owl 22#
    Mortgage £87,000/£84,000/ £82,261.00/£81,785.30 £80,268/£75402.00/£71229.15 DFW NERD 987 Long Haul member 125 debt free 24th aug 07
  • zoe260373zoe260373 Forumite
    868 Posts
    yeah its tough trying to get debt free isnt it,ive not long re-mortgaged so thats not the biggest help,lol,but needed new kitchen and various jobs,just aswell too with all the cooking ive done since joining ths thread,would never have manged with my old kitchen,no room! struggle as it is.im enjoying it though,will hopefully get the hang of this forum lark soon and be brave enough to search othersa for moc'c etc and more mse ideas,x
    family is me,oh,16yDS,10DD,9DS&17month old DS,2dogs,3cats,4bunnies,5 ex battery hens&5fish.GC challenge-/£300:pspends already this month-animal food-£28,mr T shop-£119.plus local shop spends total spent £257,:j
  • zoe260373zoe260373 Forumite
    868 Posts
    doh! just realised we both joined last month,assumed you were an old hand at it too,you post way more than me,takes me forever just to read and keep up let alone reply to any,:rotfl:
    family is me,oh,16yDS,10DD,9DS&17month old DS,2dogs,3cats,4bunnies,5 ex battery hens&5fish.GC challenge-/£300:pspends already this month-animal food-£28,mr T shop-£119.plus local shop spends total spent £257,:j
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