Our weekly shopping budget, for the last few years, including toiletries, has been around £30 per week, never more than £35. However, both food and toiletries have risen in price so this year, we have given ourselves a food payrise to £35 a week.
When shopping last week, it rather went out the window, coming to £50. However, that did include a £9 huge joint of pork from Lidl, reduced in their sale, weighing in at about 3.5kg! It has been cut into two and frozen for use in February!
DB treated himself to something for the car and I bought some candles which don't count. So overall, if I take the meat and the last two mentioned things away, that reduces it by £14 and brings it down to £36 - we can live with that. All in all though, throughout the year, it should average out.
I rarely jiggle shopping costs in this way but the joint was too good a bargain to miss.