Sunday – Day 10 of my challenge.
I did two things to add to my food store today.
First of all, I noticed that Foodprint had opened their shop – they get food from suppliers that is short dated or out of date, and sell it to the public at reduced prices. The money is then ploughed back into the enterprise. So I decided to go by before work, to see if they had anything I could use.
Having spent £1.30 of my food budget, I had £3.97 left. It’s somewhere I’ll go back for sure, it helps us save money while Husband is not earning so much and stops food being wasted!
Husband was then going to Sharing Sherwood in the evening and I gave him some money in case there was some food you could donate and get some for. Husband brought home this for me:
I couldn’t believe my eyes! That and meat is what I have missed the most, in terms of food. So with my spends there, I had £3.57 left to last me until Thursday at midnight.
Terms has finished at the uni now so there are fewer students about. Work was very calm, which is something I needed.
As it was the last Sunday before Christmas we had a work fuddle; everyone brought something including yours truly. Except of course I could not have any of said food.
The naan bread was just delicious. I have sorely missed things with flavour in them so this was wonderful to have. I had to snort at the prep guidelines though as they all said to brush it with butter before serving. What is this ‘butter’ ye speak of?
One of my colleagues asked me on Sunday what I have gotten fed up with the most in terms of food during my challenge. I answered instantly and without a doubt the vegetable soup. I have had QUITE enough soup to last me a long while now and I will eat the batch I made in the week but then that’s it. No soup for the foreseeable future.
Monday, day 11 of the challenge.
Sunday and Monday were bitterly cold and I could really feel it Monday morning. Really struggled to get out of bed so ate breakfast while dashing around getting ready.
It did not help that our workspace was cold either. Couldn’t even have a cup of tea to take the chill off. At least I could fill my water bottle at work and drink that.
I had some errands to run after work so got home feeling worn out and cold. So decided to really splash out.
Dat potato doe. It was so filling and lovely. Couldn’t believe it when I saw it in the basket for 5p! It was as big as my fist!
Monday night is the fullest and most satisfied I have felt since starting the challenge. My dinner was warm, delicious and filling and I had lots of energy afterwards. I did two loads of laundry, washed up, tidied and dusted downstairs, and hooved and took the rubbish and recycling out. Getting some proper food made a huge difference to my energy levels and mood for sure!
Tuesday, the 12th day of my challenge.
My day off and for the first time in a long time, I had nothing in my planner for Tuesday. Very rare, as Tuesday is the day I use to catch up with all the things I can’t manage to do in the week when I’m working.
Bitterly cold again today and really missing having a hot drink today. Especially while sitting doing life admin, doing my self employed work and catching up with eBaying.
We are seeing Husband’s employers tomorrow for the appeal meeting so I am saving my potato and mozzarella for that as I NEED to be switched on and paying attention during that meeting.
Two more days to go.
I am doing the Living Below the Line challenge where I am living on £1 a day in food and drink – all funds raised will be donated to the Trussell Trust. You can sponsor me here, if you wish.