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?
Tax cuts and Universal Credit changes
Updated with November NI changes
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