If I hadn’t witnessed the stair rods coming down yesterday, I would not have believed we had such torrential rain over the past 24 hours.
It is a gloriously sunny day today. I have been able to walk the dog without a cardy or coat, and Hubby has also cut the front and back grass because surprisingly at 10.30 it was dry!
This has therefore led to a tip run as we don’t pay extra to our council tax to have a green bin for a fortnightly collection. The charge for this service is currently £40 per annum for 21 collections, so less collections for more which equates to almost £2 a collection compared to the original £1 when the scheme was first implemented almost a 100% increase.
This in turn took us shopping in a main town.
Not that much to get other than fruit., though my fruit sheet is over £50 now (the highest in my spreadsheets for household shopping) which has knocked our weekly food bill up considerably. Next month I am going to have to cut back somewhere as prices are going up all the time and recently I have been throwing more away than eating.
The last lot of bananas in the shops were horrible, though I thought I’d found a decent pack on Saturday. Two days later, two have turned black, and not just on the outside. I got some small greener ones today which should last us the week.
Looking at the salad stuff, I bought a pack of 6 tomatoes on Saturday and had to throw three of them away today. I put the rest in our spaghetti bolognese.
The last iceberg lettuce I bought was rotten in the middle, so I bought a prepared pack today which should last me 2 or 3 days.
I’ve also done a stock take of our freezer and we don’t seem to have eaten much in the way of meat. Oh well, that will save a few quid in July! I’ve got to get to grips with it though.