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    • elsiepac
    • By elsiepac 28th Jul 18, 11:09 PM
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    November 2018 Grocery Challenge
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    • 28th Jul 18, 11:09 PM
    November 2018 Grocery Challenge 28th Jul 18 at 11:09 PM
    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the eleventh Grocery Challenge of 2018 !!!!

    If your new month starts early feel free to join this thread, or if you're still working on your October budget, then keep on posting in the October Challenge.

    As always this challenge is to reduce your own grocery budget to levels that you will be pleased with, not forgetting that we always recommend that you stay inside your own comfort levels and take things gently one step at a time. Remember that this is not a competition....it's designed to take you and your grocery spending to a level you are happy with.

    If you are new to the challenge I have quoted the advice from Galtizz below which will help you get started.

    Please post into this thread for help and advice and support at any time. Good luck to everyone taking part!


    I have said this before, but for all the newbies to the challenge;

    For the first month I took a guess at the budget but I really had no idea how much I was spending.

    I found the best thing is to have a guess the first month but SAVE ALL OF YOUR RECEIPTS (and yes, that does include the ones from the local shop when you run out of milk), then at the end of the month add them all up and have a look if you were on budget, if not, it doesn't matter because your budget was a guess. For the next month you can use the total of your receipts and take a bit off to get a realistic budget, just shave off as much as you think you can, it could be £1 a week or £20 a week.

    If you are currently spending £200 a month don't suddenly drop it to £100 - you'll never do it but if you cut £20 a month off for a few months you'll get there eventually without feeling you're missing out on anything.

    You might think you've done everything you can in the first month but someone always comes up with a new idea and, if you try it you often find you save a bit more (unless you are SarahSaver who is an expert at this and could only save more if she turned her back garden into a paddy field and lived on rice ) In the first month I thought, I'm planning meals, I couldn't possibly save any more, but then I started double cooking and freezing, and making soup instead of buying it in tins.

    I've been doing this since Feb but only saved ALL of my receipts last month, it has given me a much better idea of where it is all going. Budget for next month is £80 for 2 of us, I'll start on 30/4. I could probably save more, by eating different foods but I can afford to live on £80, I have saved a lot of money since Feb. and I don't waste food or money any more. So I'm happy with my budget.
    By request, here is Spiggles wonderful helpful post


    We all have different budgets that suit our households. The most important thing to remember is that you set yours according to your needs and finances. It can take time to get to where you want to be too so don't knock yourself out if you go over in the first few months. We are here to support each other and it is not a competition.

    I thought it might help to outline where we've come from and the top tips I've learned.

    When we started in March 2010 we had spent in excess of £600 in the previous month. This had to stop, (there's only me and him and our two beautiful black cats) something which thankfully my OH completely agreed with so I have been lucky that he has been on board from the start. He gave me his debit card voluntarily and I still keep hold of it until he needs to get something for the home. At the same time we set up a system of pocket money (pm) at £15 each per week which doesn't count towards the GC and which we can each spend as we wish with no comebacks or complaints. OH predominantly uses his pm on his beer and I ferret mine away mostly.

    The next step was to set up my own spreadsheet which is absolutely simple onto which I put all spends so that I have a continuous running total for the month and for the year. We initially set our budget at £280 per month and brought it down to £240 where it resides for most of the year it is occasionally increased to allow for extras e.g. Christmas to £260.

    The important 'tools' we found greatly helped and continue to do so now are:

    Stocktake cupboards, fridge, freezer - make lists and ensure that the older products get used up first. You'll be amazed at what you find squirrelled away and it will help with your shopping list as you'll realise that you don't actually need so much.

    Before you go shopping check staples - running out of milk, bread, butter, etc often leads to going into a shop for one thing and coming out £20 lighter. Always check these and if they'll run out tomorrow buy them the same time as getting other things.

    Always make a shopping list and stick to it - the supermarkets (sm) try every which way to get us to spend so having a list and strong resolve is the only way to beat them.

    Keep every receipt - and then note it down on your spreadsheet/spend diary so that you always know where you are.

    When tempted, ask yourself do you NEED it or just WANT it - now this advice goes with two things. Firstly, the things you see in store when shopping that APPEAR to be bargains - if you hadn't planned spending the money then its not a bargain. Secondly, the sm send us loads of vouchers for £X off a spend of £XX - if you had no NEED to spend £XX then have you SAVED anything???

    Use my supermarket to compare prices (limited to four of the biggies) - The site may be used to actually do an online shop at whichever of the big four offers the best value or, if you have the time and sm availability, to make up lists for visiting each of the stores so that you can purchase all you need at different stores thus getting the best possible value. (I'd add, do a 'shop' virtually on this site and take the list you create on it with you, whichever one you shop at, it will help keep target prices in your head and allow you to spot bargains. Mr M is not included but you can do a virtual list on their website so you know what you're going to be spending.)

    Always have a list - this is just as important when shopping online as shopping on foot.

    Use Approved Foods online (with a list!) - if you don't mind out of date things (ood) or you can search for only in date items. The only drawback is storing the goods as far as I can tell. Oh, and watch the delivery as it's done on a scaled charge for weight so keep an eye on it. You can of course do an AF order with friends, family, colleagues or like minded neighbours. Other GCers use Big Br*nds 4 Less too.

    Invest in a bread maker - we have saved so much by making our own bread. The prices in the shops are extortionate for bread these days. There's loads of advice on this thread and others in the forum on this.

    Use the recipe lists - always posted at the front of a new thread. There are fantastic, tasty, healthy and economical recipes to use on them and there are a number of other threads on the forum such as Weezl's that will help you to eat well on a budget.

    Shop locally - the local greengrocer (or preferably market but I don't have one ) is usually cheaper as an option for fruit and veg (f&v) than the sm. Often the prices may look the same but when you look at the quantity for the same price the greengrocer will be cheaper. The same goes for the local butcher. Often you will have far more variety of meat available, advice on how to cook a particular meat can be offered and there is (for me at least) no comparison in terms of quality. We buy our huge FR eggs there and I'm yet to find an equivalent FR egg in a sm at the same or lower price. Obviously if you have your own chicks/know someone who has chicks you can get them even cheaper again.

    Grow your own - it's quite simple to grow some f&v at home even if it's only in pots on the patio. There are also supportive threads on the forum for this.

    Cook your own - making meals at home from ingredients is far more economical, often tastes better than shop bought and is probably far better health wise.

    Meal Plan - this is something that others can advise on as we don't do it. I have a tremendous capacity for eating the same food over many days but presented in slightly different form. For example, we could buy £7 worth of brisket from the butchers and eat it as pot roast for a couple of days, sliced for sarnies, sliced with a salad, chucked into a casserole or shredded up and fried as crispy beef.

    Don't waste food - either only make what you need or use any leftovers for other meals/creations or freeze it for another day.

    Withdraw the cash you want to spend - and keep it in a separate purse. This can be particularly effective as you have the money in front of you reducing rather than spending with plastic which is so easy to lose track of. Very useful when you first start out.

    Don't go to the shops to browse - this can only lead to pain and hardship!!!

    Keep posting and reading the thread - there really is no better supportive, wise and inspirational place to be! I think I saw that somebody mentioned forgetting to read/post. I get around this by using the Advanced button to post, below the window where your text is displayed you will see Additional Options. In the Thread Subscription box use the dropdown to select either instant email notification (this is what I use) or daily email notification before you submit your latest post. Then you will get an email into your inbox from which you can click to the thread to see what others are saying.

    Always remember the sm is not your friend - it wants to profit from you and take as much of your money as it can coerce out of you!

    So, there you go as a starting point. Others on here will offer tremendous advice on meal planning. And don't forget, the only silly question is the one you didn't ask!

    See you all later,
    Spigs
    For guidelines on posting in this thread please read the second post in this thread.

    For the Grocery challenge Recipe Index please see posts #4 to #10 this thread (the list is growing!!!!!)

    For everyone's totals, see post #3 on this thread

    I hope everyone has a great month!

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    • Couldsavemore
    • By Couldsavemore 9th Nov 18, 6:30 PM
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    Reporting in on an unexciting shopping week!

    Yesterday £16.40 at Mr S
    Today £ 18.80 at Mr A

    Must try harder next week as thats over the £30 budget but I bought some baking things which will last ages.
    Also bought so multi surface cleaner at £3.

    So thats.
    £54 / £96

    And I forgot to buy bread! I will ask my mam to do me a nice home baked loaf
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    Total so far £ 85/65
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    • thriftwizard
    • By thriftwizard 9th Nov 18, 8:32 PM
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    Oh dear Heavens, I'm drooling reading what some of you are doing! Roll on Tuesday, when I can slowly start to eat fruit & veg again...
    Angie

    GC Nov 18 - £226.59/£400
    Bulk-buy purse '18 £204.36/£250, pet & livestock food '18 £358.63/£300

    Money's just a substitute for time & talent...
    • Chloris
    • By Chloris 9th Nov 18, 8:44 PM
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    £47.74 for week 2 including milk. Technically it's not week 2 until Monday but I needed a few bits and I don't love the supermarket enough to go today and Monday as well so I thought I'd just get everything that was on my list.

    I experimented for this evening's meal - I'm following slimming world but I wanted enchiladas so I concocted an enchilada lasagne. I made it the usual lasagne way but made a spicy enchilada mix for the filling. I used plenty of veg, tomatoes and mushrooms in the filling too. It was lovely. My cooking has been stuck in a bit of a rut lately so I want to try and make something new at least once a fortnight if I can. I'd say once a week but the lasagne made 6 portions, the macaroni cheese I made earlier in the week made 5 portions and there's only me eating them so....
    Originally posted by CRANKY40

    Love this post! XXx
    • XSpender
    • By XSpender 9th Nov 18, 8:46 PM
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    Weekly shop done at A5da today for £65.66. DS asked for a couple of healthy fruit and snacks which I was happy to get as I am concerned about his weight and he is trying to make healthy choices. I wish the same could be said for me who made the schoolgirl error of shopping when starving and added about £3 worth of rubbish to the trolley.

    The shop n scan system was broken and I really noticed how much longer it took to do the shop today and get it scanned and packed on the self service bit. Not helped by a dodgy machine that couldn't read the bag scale properly.

    DH has been on a diet plan this week and there has only been me eating dinner at home. I haven't eaten meat all week. It hasn't been an active choice just what I have preferred to eat. I was veggie for many years before I was coeliac and can see me going back to it in the main but not 100%. It should help the purse too as most ready made veggie items are not gluten free so I will be eating plant based instead.
    CC 1 £2000 CC2 £12,465.53 Furniture £1629 Carpets £1103.36 (23 months left) - Total at 16/11/18 £17,197.83 all at 0%

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    • K9sandFelines
    • By K9sandFelines 10th Nov 18, 7:45 AM
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    Isn't it unfair K9 that its a postcode lottery in terms of charity shops too? I suppose the other good thing about new Pyrex is it often comes with its own lid which is super handy.

    Thanks so much for the idea of identifying veggie body builders, I never thought there was such a thing! (IYSWIM). I totally agree about some meat free days. I'd be meat free mostly if I lived by myself. I did try a lentil and sweet potato curry from BBC Good Fodd last week, sounds dull but with the amends suggested in the comments on the page, and some M&S roasted garam masala at the end instead of curry powder at the beginning, DH and 2DS all ate it happily - hurrah!
    Originally posted by carolinerunner
    Yes, very hit and miss.
    Not to worry. I looked on mysupermarket and only Ocado and Morrisons doing the Pyrex offer, which makes sense. They do come with lids as it's the Pyrex and go range, not sure how the guarantee works in terms of if you lose the lid or it breaks though!?
    Due to the warehouse thing, alot of products have started appearing on Morrisons that are sold at Ocado.So it makes sense that they would both have them. No money off voucher at Morrisons though.

    Glad the Hench Herbivore suggestion helped. I find him quite informative the times I have watched him. Need to revisit these videos sometimes, as I find meal planning easier with a visual than looking at a pic or recipe. Shame we can't find out if any MSEers have Youtube ... that would be interesting

    Off to work today after three days not on rota, and I am not looking forward to it. It's been bliss, even if I haven't been as productive as I could have been. a few people off aswell in the weeks to come, so I am guessing i'll be on extras this next week . Gonna try not to come out with half the shop tonight; and come straight home after work as don't need to grab stuff from Morrisons either.

    Enjoy your weekend everybody
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    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 10th Nov 18, 12:26 PM
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    Shopping this afternoon as I've just done a meal plan for next week. I need mainly fresh fruit and veg to supplement what I've grown and frozen, plus some dairy and dog food.
    I'll be shopping at lidl and topping up what I can't find with sains...
    Hopeful to come in within budget.
    November 2018 42.83/100
    • Save Dosh
    • By Save Dosh 10th Nov 18, 12:34 PM
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    Nice to see Iceland sticking to their pledge of removing palm oil from 'own label' products. They have just had their Xmas add banned - it's here if you haven't seen it. Am happy to support their cause. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdpspllWI2o£2



    £2 food spends since last Friday on tons of mushrooms and 4 x aubergine. Not sure why I keep buying aubergine, never been able to cook one that doesn’t taste like a greasy sponge - any tips greatly received. Been cooking out of stores for fridge/freezer – made veggie burgers, vegan surf n turf, vegan paella, spicy potato wedges, savory veggie mince, lentil n carrot soup, 2 x spicy dips (red & brown lentil), crispy potato hash, kale pesto (!!!!). Alcohol….. First spends since doing ‘Sober October, bought the M&S vegan version of Baileys which everyone raves about (well 4 bottles, actually), which has been reduced from £12.49 to £6.25. One bottle will be added to groceries, as I’m gonna drink that and the other 3 will be stashed for stocking fillers. If I should accidentally drink them, then I will add the totals to alcohol fund. Have an amazing w/e everyone. Have updated sig.
    November Grocery Challenge/Food £59.46/80, Alcohol £6.25/£20
    Bulk Fund - Food £38.63/Alcohol £20
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    • JingsMyBucket
    • By JingsMyBucket 10th Nov 18, 1:49 PM
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    Yesterday was a NSD. We each bought a bottle of red wine but those were gifts for party hosts, so I'm not counting it.

    €8.36 at Lidl this afternoon for 3x mozzarella balls, cucumber, eggplant, and toilet paper.

    TOTALS SO FAR
    €96.30 / €300.00
    3 / 12 NSDs
    NOV 18 GC: €160.18/€300.00 // 5/12 NSD
    OCT 18 GC: €293.20/€300.00 // 13/12 NSD
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 10th Nov 18, 4:36 PM
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    I made a chocolate cake for the house troll today and I've had a go at dairy free cheesecake for my bestie. Attempt number one is in the freezer - it's going to be lemon ice cream as it's too liquid for cheesecake. Attempt number two is looking more solid and is in the fridge. Fingers crossed. How can something be so complicated (and neither attempt involved soaking cashew nuts). I'm only experimenting with the cheesecake bit just now and the try that is going to be ice cream tastes like lemon curd - it's gorgeous but just very runny.
    Weight loss 2018 17 lbs

    October Grocery Challenge £138.20/£150
    November GC £97.74/£200
    • thriftwizard
    • By thriftwizard 10th Nov 18, 4:57 PM
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    OH has spent £30 at the supermarket today, buying in the basic fresh stuff for the coming week. I'm not squawking too much; it's more than I would have spent but he's very new to this! (Would just go & buy whatever he fancied if not carefully directed, and probably bought some of whatever he fancied as well as the stuff on the list!)

    My aim this month is simply to keep track, really. I should be able to take back the reins shopping-wise before very long, and am already doing most of the cooking again, if only so that I can keep track of what's in it and what's being used! Control freak, me...?
    Angie

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    Bulk-buy purse '18 £204.36/£250, pet & livestock food '18 £358.63/£300

    Money's just a substitute for time & talent...
    • Nellbell21
    • By Nellbell21 10th Nov 18, 5:02 PM
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    Hubby came home last night, £100 spent. I’m within budget but it’s a struggle to be honest. The family want what they want and hubby doesn’t see the issue in the amount we spend on food. As it provides three meals a day for four people he’s a bit ambivalent. I just feel its exvesdive��!♀️
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 10th Nov 18, 6:02 PM
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    Have spent £54 at Morrison's n Aldi this week , which makes a total of £60 this month, but have just looked through the Aldi Xmas brochure
    "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"

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    • Chloris
    • By Chloris 10th Nov 18, 7:03 PM
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    Chloris
    Hubby came home last night, £100 spent. I’m within budget but it’s a struggle to be honest. The family want what they want and hubby doesn’t see the issue in the amount we spend on food. As it provides three meals a day for four people he’s a bit ambivalent. I just feel its exvesdive��!♀️
    Originally posted by Nellbell21
    Totally feel your frustration, my husband is exactly the same ��.

    I attempted to pick up my extra bits today. I got the nutritional yeast and a bag of mung beans threw themselves at me. I haven't had mung beans for decades! I couldn't buy the coconut aminos as they had a short date and were £5.99! I'm sure they were cheaper last time I bought them. So an extra £5.06 on my total.

    Save Dosh, i also tried to buy the m&s vegan Bailey's, but unfortunately it had sold out. I'll keep checking because that is a great price. Please let us know if it tastes nice. Xxx
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 10th Nov 18, 7:14 PM
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    Friday shopping clocked up spends of £8.70 (market) and £24.49 at Sainsbugs. £10.90 of that was on just 3 items - 500g butter, a large chunk of cheese and x 480 teabags (largest pack) - but tbf the butter and cheese will last us for a month and the teabags should take us through to Xmas, so not as bad as it sounds.

    On the ys front I bagged 2 packs of potato cakes (75p per pack reduced to 19p per pack) and a coffee & walnut cake (£2.75 reduced to 69p). Other value items were a 500g pack of cooking bacon for £1 (full slices and not bits) and a 1kg tray of chicken wings for £2. I've cooked the chicken this morning and picked the meat off ready to make chicken & leek pies, one for dinner tomorrow and one for the freezer. Of course the meat juices, bones etc will make the obligatory stock so I guess this week's soup could end up being something along the lines of chicken & veg with noodles.

    Still have £113.50 left in the kitty with no shopping needed this coming week so it's all looking good - so far!
    Be kind to others and to yourself too. Life has its ups and downs, use the ups to overcome the downs!
    Nov £61.50/£175 and 10/35 NSDs (Jan-Oct £200.01 under budget)

    • Chloris
    • By Chloris 10th Nov 18, 7:33 PM
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    Chloris
    I forgot the 4 packs of lovely Linda sausage rolls from farmf00ds that were a pound a pack instead of £2. My children eat a pack of these a week so that saving will help. I may get myself a new freezer bag so I can pick up bits from town more often.

    I made bean chilli for tea and have 7 portions for the freezer. I'm off to spend sometime googling mung bean recipes, unless anyone has a good suggestion? Xx
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 10th Nov 18, 9:01 PM
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    I forgot the 4 packs of lovely Linda sausage rolls from farmf00ds that were a pound a pack instead of £2. My children eat a pack of these a week so that saving will help. I may get myself a new freezer bag so I can pick up bits from town more often.

    I made bean chilli for tea and have 7 portions for the freezer. I'm off to spend sometime googling mung bean recipes, unless anyone has a good suggestion? Xx
    Originally posted by Chloris
    Ooh I love those cold .Yep I know I'm a weirdo
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    • Graciefields
    • By Graciefields 11th Nov 18, 8:09 AM
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    First shop of the month on Thursday. Having been living of freezer stuff as needed to empty and clean chest freezer so that is done now. Bought mainly fresh veg and some oranges. Milk, tinned toms etc. Am going to try and go veggie for the week. Going to use store cupboard lentils and beans etc. Making veg soup, frozen cauliflower and chickpea curry, and a lentil and veg shepherds pie. I live on my own so will make more than enough for one and live on it until I need to do another shop. Anything left over can go in my clean empty freezer. I am also trying to cut down on wine as I drink far too much of an evening. That comes out of a separate budget but hey one thing at a time. So my first shop in November I spent £30 on Groceries. Trying to hold off shopping again until at least next Thursday.

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    • Highland Fling
    • By Highland Fling 11th Nov 18, 9:34 AM
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    Good morning everyone
    well I have defrosted chicken overnight and plan to make a kind of chicken a la king today. Sounds posh but it is anything but.
    Also taking a loaf out of freezer rather than popping to the shops to buy one. So I am freeing up a little space in the freezer so that when I do my, Christmas/batten down for the winter freezer shop, I will have some space to store it.
    Just off to start a few household chores while the rain is on but the minute it goes off (if ever) I need to go outside to start tidying up/preparing for winter. E.g. make sure bins are somewhere they wont blow away in winter storms, putting vulnerable outside planters into hut, put away outside furniture and generally tidy up outside areas.
    Of course if rain continues I will achieve none of those goals. However I might bake as I noticed yesterday there are a few things in my baking cupboard that are nearing there use by date.
    • Chloris
    • By Chloris 11th Nov 18, 10:55 AM
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    Checking in with a nsd, 8/30. I was up early to drop dd off at Remembrance Day parade, so I have achieved quite a lot. There is a loaf in the bread maker and I've made tomato and lentil soup and fiery parsnip soup for lunch. Homework is done and I've even managed a hour cutting back the garden hedges before the battery on the trimmer died. Tea will be lentil shepherdless pie/sausage rolls, mash and veg. I might break the back of packed lunches by making rice salad and pineapple and sweet corn salsa. It was a big tin of pineapple so maybe a pineapple upside down cake too.

    This frugal, healthy eating kick is a full time kitchen job! Hope you are all enjoying your day. Xx
    • JingsMyBucket
    • By JingsMyBucket 11th Nov 18, 1:27 PM
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    JingsMyBucket
    Today's going to be a NSD for us. We didn't go to the market before heading to Remembrance Day services so almost everything is closed. That's fine since we're going to stay in now and be warm. It's been drizzling here all day. I have a few ideas for food for the rest of the week but need to gather my thoughts.

    TOTALS SO FAR
    €96.30 / €300.00
    4 / 12 NSDs
    NOV 18 GC: €160.18/€300.00 // 5/12 NSD
    OCT 18 GC: €293.20/€300.00 // 13/12 NSD
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