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Here's the cost of yesterday's shopping.
1 tray eggs £4 (free range from local greengrocer)
Yogurt - natural 55p and fruit 89p (Lidl)
Apples - 2 bags red £1 (Lidl - 6 apples - large)
Bananas - just under a kilo - 59p (Lidl)
Granola - £2.50 for a kilo bag (Tesco)
4 pints milk £1 (Lidl)
Sausages - Lincolnshire £1.49 for 8 (Lidl - will last Number 4 for 2 meals)
Potatoes - 7.5kg £2.49 (Lidl)
Value tortillas 46p (Tesco)
Total spending £15.97
Extras: cat food £2.99
We will need to replenish the milk, but otherwise, this should last the week. I bought a huge bag of potatoes because it was considerably cheaper this way. The eggs will last us 2 weeks; we probably eat more than most because we don't eat meat and I only buy free-range. Number 4 doesn't like porridge and I think Granola is healthy, so I don't mind the cost.
I told you a few days ago that the cushion cover had landed..... and here it is in full, techni-colour. I am in love with this cushion.
And here are the other things I have been busy with: my cafetiere warmer and a jug warmer. It started life as a mug warmer, but wouldn't fit any of our mugs - so it reinvented itself!
And for some up-cycling ...... from this
I adapted Lucy's (Attic24) idea for the little tin cover and decided to make a tub for my needles. I used half treble crochet all the way up and I am in love with it. The colours are so bright and cheerful and with thick snow lying outside, they make me feel so cheerful. I can't believe I didn't discover crocheting earlier! What next! Mmmmm.........
Well, we are still cold and I am crocheting with fingerless gloves on. We are set to have temperatures of -4 degrees tonight. The boiler man came on Saturday and said the circuit board had gone - £250 to replace + labour. He suggested going to the manufacturer - Glow Worm - and getting them to do the repair because he would have to order the piece which would take even longer. The Glow Worm man will be here tomorrow at a cost of £299 - so much for frugal living. OUCH! Anyway, at least we can pay quarterly by direct debit and it includes a year's cover. Ah well... life is all swings and roundabouts I guess. I am still crochet happy.
Hoping you are nice and warm in your little corner of our wonderful earth xxx