Tuesday, 31 July 2018

I have been.....

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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10 comments:

  1. You are so good to carefully track your food costs; I know mine are high. I treat myself to lots of fresh organic fruits and veg, so that is part of the reason. I agree that food prices are rising.

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    1. We have certainly noticed little jumps in everything, every now and then.

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  2. Maybe you've learnt as you've gone along and apply what you've learnt without realising it. Whatever the reason, well done!
    xx

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  3. Well done on all that calculating.
    In theory my food costs should be halved but I keep "treating myself"! (as advised by a friend who was a Cruse counselor, although when he said treat yourself I don't think he meant food!)

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    1. An occasional treat of anything is good in any situation. Nowt wrong with that.

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  4. My food costs are high. More than likely due to having a big carnivore for a husband. Yours are well under control.

    God bless.

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    1. I think our meat is more expensive than yours so we only eat meat occasionally each week.

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  5. Sadly since Gerards heart attack our food bill has spiralled out of control. We have a lot of visitors this month but then we really do need to get back on an even keel.

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    1. So sorry to hear about Gerard. Visitors always increase the bill, plus trying to eat more healthily. Hope all gets on an even keel soon.

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