Look at this cute little boy. He's eight months old and called Bobby. Janet and I picked him up today, the owners have a young baby and can no longer afford to keep him. He will be going for the snip in the next few days, then he will be ready for rehoming. Black cats usually take longer to find a new home, but he will have a better chance because he is so young. I think someone will fall for that gorgeous sweet little face.
We have had some photo's of Bobo through, he has a lovely home and looks quite settled. It's lovely when people let us know how they are getting on with their new family member.
I've done a bit of totting up on my food bill, the end of the four week period is on Saturday, and my cupboards and fridge are looking quite bare. My diet is getting a bit samey and I am looking forward to going shopping again to get something different to eat. I still have some broccoli, a few potatoes, salad leaves, two eggs, bread, four pieces of frozen salmon, and loads of tins of tuna fish. Bran flakes or porridge for breakfast, by the way the Value soya milk is just about acceptable, but I think I prefer the diluted condensed milk better for taste. The Aldi baked beans are ok, and have similar amount of sugar in them as the Value beans.
It's a good idea to eat out of the cupboards to get your spending down, but at some stage you have to start spending money to build stocks back up again. So far I have spent£19.80 in the current four week period, which is well below my target. If you add it to the previous four week period of £59.33 which was above the target, it gives a total of £79.13. This makes it within my target of £80 for 8 weeks. I could even afford a treat of a bar of chocolate before Saturday, ha ha.
It takes a lot of discipline and organising to get your food bill down, but I want to prove that it can be done, that's why I will continue with this experiment. The only way I can do it though is by not eating meat, and buying reduced yellow stickered about to go out of date, or out of date food. I am in a good position to get the most for my money, anyone who goes out to work or has a family might not be able to do what I do without the support of the whole family. It's a good sign that the Cash and Carry is expanding into the next business unit. Hopefully that will mean more choice. I shall certainly be visiting there when I pass to see what they have in. I like 20p bags of spuds :o)
Are you winning the war on price rises?