Good morning. I must do an update on my food diary, link at the top of the page. I did a shop on Thursday night and have been too busy to put the list into the diary. The reduced items were a bit thin on the ground so I did some bulk buying to get it up to a £30 spend so I could use the £4 off voucher. Sixteen tins of baked beans for £4.00. Twelve tins of mushy peas for £1.20. Twelve tins of rice pudding for £1.56. Here is my restocked tins department, prices all marked up so I know if they have gone up at the next shop. Everything is sorted and stacked in rows so I can see at a glance what I have. Nothing can get lost at the back only to emerge ten years later, very much out of date. I like to keep things tidy.
When I was in town with Annette on Friday we called in the Asian shop. I bought 2kg of brown rice for £3.99, and 12 tins of chopped Italian tomatoes for £3.49, which makes it 29p a tin.
I've been doing a bit of chopping and changing with my cat litter, trying to find ways to cut the cost. For ages I have been buying Morrisons cheapest clumping litter. It started off at £1.09, then £1.19, and it's been creeping up ever since. Now it's £1.54.
I don't want to pay top price for a fancy litter which is only going to get thrown in the bin. Sainsbury's is cheaper but it's a slightly smaller bag. Tesco's is a similar price to Morrisons, but it doesn't clump so well. Now I have found This Bob Martins stuff in Home Bargains and it's £1.29 so that's an improvement. HB have opened a bigger store close by so I will be able to drive to it and pick it up. The label on the bag says it's a mix of all the materials they pack in that factory. Sweepings up basically. Well I would go and sweep the floor myself if it meant I could have it free, ha ha.