Re-reading the first year of our war diary, and was quite engrossed. The price of food either must have been higher then or we were spending more! Yet, we worked to a menu, saved some of the evening meal for either pack up or a snack another day, and were generally careful. There were 3 of us then and DS needed a packed lunch, now there is just us two.
I was so happy to get my food and grocery bill down to between £25 and £30 a week. Now, the same bills are between £30 and £40 a week. There is an online newspaper article I have just read that states the cost of living, has risen 67% in the past 30 years, which means these bills should currently be between £41 and £50.
However, having just used an historical inflation calculator, the actual costs should today, be between £48 and £58. Must be doing something better now but maybe they would be this figure if DS was still at home, who knows.
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