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June 2012 Grocery Challenge

edited 11 May 2012 at 7:59PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • KitchenbunnyKitchenbunny Forumite
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    Well, just been to Mr T and am a bit disappointed. I had meant to stick to my list but "stocked up" on a few snacky items which will be useful for packed lunches, I guess. Mind you, I normally shop at Mr M so I think I'm comparing to what I prefer. Spent £29.49 today - Mr Kitchenbunny does like his Tassimo! Oh well. I'll go update my sig now.

    K xx

  • Hi
    Hope everyone is well. I am up to £156.72/£330. Freezer clearing is going well, two pots of lo mash and some chipolata's did the kids dinner and we had a Mexican ys pot and chorizo dish with some ys chicken. I have just got some ys stir through pasta sauce out for dinner today.

    Made a choc chip and banana bread yesterday to se up 3 black bananas so snacks covered.

    Think I will do a freezer list Next.

    Have a good day xx
    GC Mar 11 £437.08Apr 11 £459.26 May 11 £485.52 June 11 £423.79July 11 £409.22 Aug 11 £250.10Sept 11 £396.14Oct 11 £382.37Nov 11 £372.55Dec 11 £332.29 Jan 12 £375.19:Feb 12 £349.58Mar 12 £279.66Apr 12 £249.12May 12 £337.66/Jun 12 £362.58/Jul 12 £317.03/Aug 12 £354.02/Sept £439.72/Oct 12 £210.16
  • Spent another £20 yesterday

    Baby food, milk, meat, bread and rolls.

    Need to go out again today as we need cheese and ham for lunches
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    purplesheilapurplesheila Forumite
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    edited 12 June 2012 at 11:36AM
    Chilli con carnie for tea tonight. I have all the ingredients in so plan to have a NSD in the Purplesheila Household

    DS still off school and he wants a bike ride today, I think we will go the alternative way past the ice cream shop so he doesn’t ask “Can I have an Ice Cream?” – We have ice cream at home so he is not missing out. Sometimes you feel mean saying no – especially to a £1.05 ice cream. But I have tried to keep this ½ term spend really low as I have given up work for the time been.

    I did really well with spending this 1/2 term. We went to the Cinema one rainy morning to a Kids Club costing £5.00 we smuggled in our own goodies. And I purchases Ice cream from L!dl after a trip to the local park. We went to a Sailing Club for an evening out (free trial night) and it was our local fate day this last Saturday where a Fair comes to town. My Mum and Dad always give the kids a £5 each and my DS did extra jobs round the house for an extra £5. DD didn’t get any extra as she was a lazy mare and needs to learn.

    Anyhow the weather was very poor and the fair was only charging £2 aride. Usually £3.50 – so even the fair folk are seeing a pinch in people’spockets

    Both my children have Cub/Scout camp this Friday so that has cost me an extra £20. I don’t mind paying for Cubs/Scouts because they both get so much out of it. Last week DD came home after making fires and camp food – excellent life skills.

    That all for now

    :j
    April Grocery challenge £0/£160 (17th April-30th Apr)
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  • FlorenceemFlorenceem Forumite
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    craigywv wrote: »
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    FLO, your brilliant you just seem to "be there" when someone gives advice that could be "better" i have a vision of you standing in a long white toga looking into a pool of water like the Greek Gods and when someone writes a comment you just arch an eyebrow and mutter to Zeus or whoevers beside you " here we go again".:rotfl:well thats what i think lol:D YOUR FAB!!!!!!!!!:)

    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
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  • FlorenceemFlorenceem Forumite
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    I had another £6.39 to add to my total - bought some bits in the mini market while away with my friend. :(
    Wet day here - pouring down. :(
    We have a young postman who buys a sausage roll at the nearby bakers - always eats it outside our house - first house of a long road. Mr F spoke to him yesterday - any crumbs left from your elevenses - please leave the paper bag in the porch with the post. Our labrador will enjoy the crumbs - plus ripping the paper bag to bits! :eek: Anyway - Bless him - he pulled up outside today - went in the porch to eat his elevenses - so wet outside. :)
    My craft room is at the front of the house - I am the official NOSY NEIGHBOUR! :rotfl:
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  • craigywvcraigywv Forumite
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    Florenceem wrote: »
    I had another £6.39 to add to my total - bought some bits in the mini market while away with my friend. :(
    Wet day here - pouring down. :(
    We have a young postman who buys a sausage roll at the nearby bakers - always eats it outside our house - first house of a long road. Mr F spoke to him yesterday - any crumbs left from your elevenses - please leave the paper bag in the porch with the post. Our labrador will enjoy the crumbs - plus ripping the paper bag to bits! :eek: Anyway - Bless him - he pulled up outside today - went in the porch to eat his elevenses - so wet outside. :)
    My craft room is at the front of the house - I am the official NOSY NEIGHBOUR! :rotfl:
    :Tjust as i expect Mr Flo as bad as you, bet postman loves you honestly people like straightforward folk, well i do anyway. Thanks for the yp recipe on other thread will amke them maybe tomorrow as might make Goks rice , forgot cant already made apple and pork burgers. You must be the Dot Cotton of your area. love ya really:D
    C.R.A.P.R.O.L.L.Z #7 member N.I splinter-group co-ordinater :p I dont suffer from insanity....I enjoy every minute of it!!.:)
  • I had to go out in the rain for a long overdue blood test, so came home via shops, since I was already so wet.

    £3.34 in co*p including tea bags

    £2.14 in Tesco Express including YS nectarines

    £9.13 in L*dl but that includes enough milk for a week, enough yog, 79p for funsize pears but they are lovely chunky ones, granol, fruit biccies for DD and WD40 (my one and only DIY skill is.....squirt it with WD40 :rotfl:).

    There is lamb tagine to eat up.....accidently got left out of freezer :o so that has to be used up today.

    Might get HM gammon quiche out of freezer for tonight or tomorrow.

    Have a couple of expensive days coming up, hospital visits and city centre trip, so taxi fares and/or buses cannot be avoided but I will try and combine the trips with shop visits that I cannot usually get to, that way if I manage to find any bargains, I will feel the travel costs have been worthwhile. :)
  • bossymoobossymoo Forumite
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    Couple of NSD's here but I have been working. Just my £3.50 for parking today which I'm not classing as groceries, lol.

    Have brought my packed lunch and since the basic drinks are on freevend, I get get an icky plastic cuppa for nil...

    Do sometimes treat myself to a proper tea from the canteen, but bit too busy to leave my cubby hole today.

    So I'd better crack on, and not get crumbs on my desk ;-)
    Bossymoo

    Away with the fairies :beer:
  • sonastinsonastin Forumite
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    Bought yeast and stocked up on coke for OH at MrT yesterday. Browsed past the YS cabinet on the way through and it was absolutely teeming. No spectacular bargains but a few items we would normally have in the freezer at half price so I added a few to the trolley. Defrosting the freezer can wait another week or so. I've been working on running down the freezer for months so another week won't hurt!

    Spent £15.03 in total so now I'm up to £107.94 / £200.

    Will need milk before the end of this week and veg next week but not doing too bad so far...
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