Monday, 31 May 2010

Spend Day

Had a spend day today - bought two vests and a tshirt and a scarf for 8.00 - very happy.  Might need another spend day as I am off to the Lakes soon.  I am really trying to economise further assistance from everyone will be well received.

Note to self keep eyes peeled at the supermarket.

I am so annoyed with myself.   I went shopping today after running the cupboards down as far as was possible.   OH and myself have been unwell but we needed to stock up so we went to the supermarket.  Spent just over £60.00 which was good as we got enough for two plus weeks for my husband and I and that included some halogen bulbs for the bedroom.

Managed to get some BOGOFS on items that we needed an items that I could use.  I then saw 3 multi-packs of crisps (and sorry but I rarely drink never smoke, this is my only vice), which were 3 for £3.00 so OH picked them up then we saw some hotcross buns for 44p or so we thought.  Feeling happy with ourselves we went home well it wasnt far but we were ill so it took us longer that usual.

I then made lunch and went through the receipt - I was reasonably happy as we got triple points twice as I had a coupon and a 50p off coupon too.  I get annoyed that we had three humungus bags and we only got 3 points but hey ho.  However, back to the receipt.  I was stunned OH had inadvertently picke dup a ten pack of crisps which cost £2.75!!  and not part of the offer!!!%%%  I was not happy but didnt blame him it was myself I was unhappy with.  Then remember those hotcross buns 89p grrrrr.  Oh well still nearly 7.00 savings with BOGOF and over 400 points!!

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Oh where oh where have the mushrooms gone!

For some reason no further mushrooms have arrived.  OH thinks it is because its too warm - I for one am very disappointed.

Oh well never mind.  I have been reading posts on here whereby they have one spend day a month and I am very interested to see how it works!!  I do not spend every day I have quite a few NSD's per month but just spending once a month scary although I have a feeling it applies to spending money on oneself although that may stil be difficult.

Now how much to spend I have no idea!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Mushrooms - home grown indoors

Got our first crop of mushrooms this week.  Only 330g but nevertheless its our first home grown and indoors.  We got the kit for £5.50. The crop so far is worthabout 90p and we are not quite sure if it will be cheaper than buying the same from the shop loose but its fun and of course we dont need to go to the shop just to get them and of course they are less likely to go to waste as we can  almost pick them when we want.  They will then last a few days.

I use mushrooms quite  a lot but not everyday so we should do okay.  Its amazing how they just shoot up so quickly!!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Storecupboard Shopping

For some reason I do not have the amount of money I usually have in my current account. I budget and I check my bank account but try as I might I cannot work out what happened.

So other than  buying a loaf of bread, a pack of turkey style quorn slices ( I ama veggie) and bananas today I have to shop from the store cupboard and fridge and freezer none of which are full up. I do have plenty of milk that I bought yesterday along with four rolls of toilet paper.

So I went to my storecupboard and threw lots of out of date food out some were two years old.  I have enough to get through this week although I think most days will include eating mash and beans at dinner time lol.  Lunches will be quorn sandwiches and perhaps cheese and crackers.  Problem is although I can get through a week I dont get paid until a week Friday.  Any tips that anyone could  give me would be great.

So I need to get back to my bank account and budget to see what I have done.  In the meantime, I sold a lovely dress on ebay now I have lost two and half stone - cost me £30 sold for just under £6.00 they are getting a bargain lovely dress and I only wore it once.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

£3.00 in coupons for a comment!

On the slimming world plan Hartley's Jellies are syn free well the 10 calorie ones add some UHT Squirty cream which is also syn free and I am happy.  Well last week the jelly I bought was not wobbling and it tasted a bit different.  I was very concerned they had changed the jlly so I wrote to them and told them of my concerns especially as I had not really enjoyed it and as a veggie I am limited in the types of jelly I can eat.  They then wrote back to me with information on other types of their jelly which was suitable for veggies and today I received a apology although I didnt really complain per se and £3.00 of premier foods coupons to spend - obviously I will spend mine on - you got JELLY yum yum yum and free even better!!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Northumberland Easter 2010

I may have mentioned I went away at Easter and that I was going to post some photo's, here they are :

First here is a photo of the view outside Cragside -  a National Trust property :

We also visited Lindisfarne.  Here is its castle which is also owned by the National Trust:

We also visited Dunstunburgh Castle - here is a picture of me - its a bit windy!!

And another of this castle also National Trust:

We made the most of our subscription to the National Trust this Easter.  We always do so it is well worth it for us.  We stayed at my husband's parents who live in Acomb.  We get the pleasure of seeing them and having a wonderful holiday at the same time!

Finally, a quick pic of my husband Chris taken at Cragside: