Monday afternoon 25th April

We’ve had a productive morning insomuch as doing a tip run, going to the bank, a little bit of shopping for the first aid kit, walking Maya twice, cooking lunch, and then putting my feet up on the ice pack.
The accounts have been done and we are looking good, though I must admit my housekeeping sheet for groceries is galloping away like a horse in the Grand National.
Google picture of Red Rum who achieved an unmatched historic treble when he won the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977, and also came second in the two intervening years, 1975 and 1976.

Having lost Maggie in November 2020, we had no dog food outlay for 2021, but comparing the figures and taking Maya’s food into account, our food budget has increased from £32 pw to almost £40. The main culprits for huge hikes are gingernut biscuits (something Hubby can eat without repercussions), Flora margarine (up from £1.09 to £1.45 for 500g), UHT skimmed milk which has gone up from 50p for 2 litres to 60p (we buy a month’s supply at a time), and breaded cod steaks from £2.49 for 4 to £2.79, not to mention fresh fruit like apples and pears which are working out at 70p or thereabouts each!!!
I’m not kidding myself I can get back on track as our basics have also gone up by at least 10p per item, but I shall be shopping around and being more savvy as weights have changed again plus toilet rolls are reducing in the sheet (not a typo) department. The three ply brand we had been buying is only 170 sheets per roll now, so I am trying a ‘luxury’ 2 ply roll with 220 sheets and see if it flushes away without issue (another play on words, boy I’m on a roll today). I noticed another 3 ply alternative and that only had 160 sheets per roll.

Lunch was chicken curry today as we haven’t had one for a while. All very nice and Maya had some chicken and rice in with her final meal today. One very contented doggy.

Hope your day has been good. As always, take care and keep safe everyone.

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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9 Responses to Monday afternoon 25th April

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Shopping is a nightmare isn’t it but on the whole sounds like you’ve had a good day 💜💜

  2. Good thing we eat less than we used to. If we didn’t, I don’t think we could afford to eat at all. Seafood has gone sky high. Even chicken is way up in price. When the local produce comes in that will be less pricey because they need to sell it before it spoils, but prices are a bit frightening to those of us on fixed incomes.

    • I hear you Marilyn. We cut down on our meat intake years ago and it was a standing joke when the butcher thought my 100g of stewing beef was for the dog when it was for our stew! Chicken is a con here as it looks lovely and plump until you cook it, then it’s all water.

  3. Lauren says:

    Prices are skyrocketing on a daily basis.

  4. murisopsis says:

    Haha! You were very punny today! I agree that prices have gone up. I did our week’s shopping yesterday and “stuck it to the man” the bill came to $40.47 and I paid a total of $0.47 since I had coupons and rewards for the $40! To top it off the cashier printed out coupons which were illegible. So I took them to customer service so I could get them reprinted. The lady there scratched her head and instead of reprinting gave me a gift card with a credit of $6.25 (the face value of the coupons)! This week we eat for free and even made a profit on the exchange!!

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