Tuesday, 29 December 2015

For Christmas ....

I got quite a few things off my list, even if that list took an age to create as there is very little that I need or want:
There were a few surprises so that was nice. Our annual £2 coin save bought all the presents for others. We saved and bought ourselves a PS4 and just a couple of little things to open on the day.I haven't shown our Christmas eve presents that we do each year but all items will certainly come in handy!

Presents are also received from DDiL's parents (the funky vegetable kit and edible flower kit plus jars of pickles). Ones from us have gone down with them for their New Year break.

We spent a total of £64 for Christmas/New Year food and drinks, and £30 for all GF products and trials, split over two months. We have enough left over to last us for several meals. We have been shopping today for essentials, but I still hope our total food/toiletry bill from 24th December to 23rd January will be normal. We shall see.

The heating whilst on for 45 minutes every morning, was only put on once or twice. Hot water a few more times so our water usage and electricity will be up, but should now be back to near normal for this time of year. As well as being relatively mild weather wise, two extra people and 3 dogs certainly pump out extra heat.

We seemed to all be constantly putting on or removing jumpers!


8 comments:

  1. You've got some nice things there. We've had our oil fired heating on so rarely that we estimate the tank of oil will last us at least a year, maybe more.

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    1. From Thursday night onwards, for us at least, we shall be close to freezing for a few days.

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  2. Vicarage in the blitz is on my Amazon wish list, but I'm waiting for the price to go down a bit more

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    1. I asked for second hand where possible to cut down the costs. Hope its a good one.

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  3. I haven't been on bloglovin for ages, glad to see your still posting. Those gifts look lovely, so many good things, specially the funky veg kit

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  4. Nice to see you reading again, yes, a very good range of useful presents.

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