Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Yesterday....

Seemed to pass in a bit of this and a bit of that, a blur really. We both needed Chiropractor treatment and now have to drive further for that but petrol is dropping in price. Then we had to do a small food top up plus just a few drinks for the festive period.

By the time we got home, it was nearly 1:30pm so we stopped to have beans on toast! I finally remembered to re-take the few decoration pictures we did on Sunday, not too exciting. Unfortunately I managed to chop the fairy off the top of the tree:
A few things on the windowsill next to the tree:

DB's mum used to knit us all kind of people, she loved knitting. The mantelpiece:
The decorative tubes on either end were given us many years ago by some parents from school (they had wine in them). Finally, our dresser in the dining room:
Nothing much on it but we sometimes bring greenery in nearer the day. The ceiling also has things strew across it and there is a little golden artificial triangle tree on another cabinet.

We managed to get the joint of meat we were after and that is now in the freezer. The butcher de-boned it and they will first be rinsed then roasted ready for soup making.

Although we have 'invested' in 3 joints of meat for the festive 10 days, the total spent does not exceed our ration allowance each, for all of December and January. We have only spent about £5 on meat so far this month so all in all, it will work out just right. There will be quite a bit leftover for pies, curry, etc which will probably feed us through February as well. All in all, a good investment.





8 comments:

  1. The tree looks wonderful, you like lots of decs just like me. I envy how you have managed to stay in budget this month, well done. Woo xx

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    1. Well I have stayed in budget on meat, but by the time just a few drinks added onto normal shopping, that does take us over. Without the drinks, we would be on budget.

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  2. Your tree looks beautiful.
    It sounds like you have done fantastically well with the meat. I don't think I will have to buy anything but milk and some frozen veg until J is paid at the end of January, which is great news with the dental bill looming.

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  3. Thank you. Luckily the lamb and gammon were half price so that helped. The belly pork was full price but really fresh nice pork.

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  4. The tree looks lovely. There are some good prices around this year in the supermarkets, better than last year. I intend to stay within budget xxx

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    1. Thank you. Had my first Brussels sprouts last night, yummy! I think I was quite good at not going mad but the offers really helped.

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  5. The decorations are wonderful and I'm about to go and source some food later.

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    1. Db's pension pay day will be the 24th so other than a small fresh food shop early next week, we should be okay.

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