earthmother wrote: »
Just added up the last few days (including an Asda trip) - I have £34.48 left, and 12 days to go.
I know I'll need at least £10 worth of milk, the cheese won't make it either (£5), bread is going to be tight as the freezer is almost empty (£5), and the fruit bowl is almost empty too (£10) - so that leaves me around £5 for anything I've forgotten - which should be do-able if I can control the plague of locusts that keeps attacking my pantry :rolleyes:
At least the start of packed lunches falls into next months budget - that'll be a big shop that week as they all need new lunchboxes too - 2 eldest have them 5 days a week, and the littlest's new playgroup does a lunch club to get them used to handling lunchboxes etc and the overall experience ready for next September, so he'll be packed up once a week too. Coming up to the end of an era *sniffle*
I know this isn't really the right place, but has anyone seen any cheap Ben10 or Cars lunchbags around?
Maitane wrote: »
I've already failed my (first) August grocery challenge . Only by about a tenner but still.
However, I'm not going to change my budget, £160 is overly adequate for two (usually hungry) adults - one with hollow legs :rolleyes:, I think I'm going to change my tactics.1) Mr Maitane is no longer allowed to the supermarket alone.2) We're going to use cash at all times (I know I should anyway)3) We're sticking dead on rigidly to meal plans now, no changes at all.
Hopefully, this should work What do you reckon?
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