Eating Out for 44p

Don’t get too excited, we didn’t have one chip between us to warrant the cost, neither did Hubby find another 49p chicken 

We were given some vouchers for a garden centre and although it was not the one we usually frequent, they did have a restaurant and it was dog friendly.

Hubby actually wanted some garden wire, so we thought it was a good excuse to go.

Boy. It was expensive. Way beyond our purse actually, but we found some wire OK and got 100m for £3 which we didn’t think was that bad.
We decided to have a cup of tea and the cakes looked nice, no cheesecake though.
I got a slice of triple layer carrot cake for Hubby and a coffee and walnut piece for me, a cup of coffee, and a pot of tea. The bill came to……………………….
£11, but wait, I was entitled to a discount which reduced it to………………………..

I had vouchers for £12.50, so used £10 worth and paid the 44 pence.
It was all very nice, but OUCH! in the finances stakes had we not had those vouchers.

We used the other £2.50 towards the wire, and again with our entitled discount, only had to pay 35p.

Bet you’re going to ask what Hubby wanted the wire for ……………….

Luckily the visitor at the bottom of next door’s garden isn’t one of these.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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22 Responses to Eating Out for 44p

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    OMG, are those real snakes???!!!!!?! I would have died on the spot.

  2. Sadje says:

    That’s scary 😱

  3. Paula Light says:

    I love snakes! Err those “safe” ones… the others I prefer behind glass! Great photos!

    The less I eat out, the better my budget looks at the end of the month. Funny that. 👍🏻

    • Likewise. We don’t usually eat meals as such out, just snacks. But even those have gone by the wayside since I restarted with SW and in 3 months, this was our third!

  4. scifihammy says:

    It is lovely to have a cuppa and sit down at these garden centres, but gosh those prices!
    Love the snakes! The “snake man” used to visit our local schools and I have photos of my very young kids with these massive pythons draped round their tiny shoulders. 😀

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