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losingpatience wrote: »
Managed to stay away from supermarkets this week but have had a bad couple of days. We're having to travel to Birmingham on a weekly basis at the moment so my OH can get treatment for a tumor he's got. We're driving as it's the cheapest option, but still having to fork out for petrol. It's an 8 hour 460 mile round trip ( without traffic problems ) so we ended up getting a burger king meal at a cost of £11 and then by the time we got home I was so tired that I couldn't face cooking anything so we ended up getting a takeaway which cost another £10.40 and really it's money we don't have.
We have to go back down next week which will cost at least another £60 in petrol alone and will be the third trip of the month. We don't have that much money left in our account so some is going to have to come out of the food budget, but I don't know how we'll get by as there's only £51.75 left in the food budget as it is and I've got people coming round on sat night so need to buy stuff in to cook a meal for them. We've got a further 3 trips to Birmingham in December as well.
Feeling completely low and fed up and don't know how we're going to get through, especially as I've barely started on my christmas shopping yet
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