Day 3

Apr 30, 2014

I am seriously trying to rationalise that if the last Mini Egg stays in Sebastian’s bowl for too much longer without getting eaten, is this the same as me scrabbling in the bins for free food? – So therefore I CAN EAT IT?!!

Needless to say, I am finding it a little trickier to focus today than Days 1 and 2.  I had another disappointment this morning when I went to the shop.  I had re-costed everything again only on Sunday night, so imagine my mood dive when I saw that the Basics Mandarins I was intending to buy for breakfast, costing £0.26 on Sunday night had by now (only Wednesday) gone up to £0.35 – that folks is a whopping 34.6% if my maths is correct!!  I was particularly gutted as I had hoped the money I would save today would cover what I wanted to buy tomorrow and Friday.  How familiar does that sound on the bigger scale when it comes to hoping you could cover Bill A, only to find that the repair on the roof/ car breakdown/ children needing new shoes/ and so on is going to take 34.6% more out of your purse than you originally thought?

So anyway, back to breakfast.  On the basis that the Mandarins were now the same price as Basics Peaches which I had previously rejected as too expensive for today, I decided that I would rather have the larger tin of peaches, as I know from using these a lot with the children that I could survive on half a tin for breakfast and have the rest as an evening sweet treat during my afore-mentioned snacking Danger Zone.  I have never tasted fruit so sweet; every bite was a delight.  I usually eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, and I hadn’t appreciated quite how much I would miss them this week. 

What else have I eaten today?








Carried-over from Day 2 £0.08, making today’s available spend £1.08 

Basics Tinned Peaches £0.35

Basics Tinned Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce £0.25

Basics Savoury Vegetable Rice £0.25

Total £0.85 

Carry-over to Day 4 £0.23 

Now, about that Mini Egg……. 

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