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My current £30 weekly food/toiletries spend will rise as I start to factor in items needed for Christmas on the food front.
This week, I spent £37.44, the extra going on ingredients for cake, puddings and gluten free baking trials.
One week will see a few bottles of beer, cider etc (we don't go mad).
Another week will be meat, sausages, bacon, ham etc. Not huge amounts (except for a small turkey) but enough for 4 people for 5 days with leftovers to re-purpose and freeze for January eats by us! I think I will be able to do that in the next 4 weeks then should be fine to revert back to normal.
We will be opening and counting our £2 savings jar soon, which will go towards presents. I have already got what I need for my friends local/postal presents. Just had to pick up something today to finish those off.
We don't like to go too mad over Christmas and when we don't have visitors (every other year), we are more restrained still.
For Christmas Eve we all buy each other presents, 2 for each person there (but not for ourselves obviously), each to be no more than £1. They must be useful, personal where possible and nothing to eat or drink. It is for all of us, our favourite time.
It is like a secret Santa thing but DB's family have been doing it since before he was born and is something we carried on once married. Now DB and DDiL are carrying it on, but just with us and hopefully one day with their own family. They do something different when with DDiL's parents.
I usually write out the labels so only one style of handwriting is available. We either save old Christmas paper or this year, will be using saved brown paper from postal deliveries.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.