Today is Tuesday 27th September

The day started chilly and I didn’t want to get out from under the duvet this morning.
Maya slept through until 5.30 though and Hubby got up to see to her. I buried my nose and went back to sleep for an hour.

We decided to have stew today so had to go up the road to get the ingredients. I took the opportunity to check out a few prices and several things have gone up by another 10% from the beginning of the month. It is quite simple, I’m not buying it.
Food luxuries such as muffins and swiss rolls are up by another 20p, yet chocolate and confectionery seems to be holding its own, though the candy butter fudge we like has had a 5% hike and increased to £1.05p.  The 6 pack of ice cream cornets have gone up by another 4p, so are 34p more expensive than they were at the beginning of the year. Bin liners have had another 10p hike and are now 20p dearer than they were 6 months ago.

The diet ‘treats’ are therefore being whittled down as we turn from sweet to savoury.
Crisps have gone up by 15p for a 6 pack (that’s shops own, not a branded make which is around £2) and the crackers we like for our cheese have increased from 79p to £1. Margarine and butter prices are still on the rise, and a 500g tub of a popular sunflower margarine we used to buy for 75p is now a whopping £2.25. Flora is £2.50 in most places, and I refuse to pay it so will do without as we did on the boat.

I was able to shop around a bit today and bought a swede for 65p, 3 large carrots for 24p, 2 large parsnips for 56p and a pack of 4 baking potatoes for 49p. We already had onions, so my outlay was about £2 for three days. I could have bought a larger swede from the discount supermarket, but it was so rubbery, I could have used it as a ball for Maya.
We put some chopped parsnips, carrots and swede in a bag and froze it so that we can add lentils and pulses to the next one and have another three days worth.

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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13 Responses to Today is Tuesday 27th September

  1. Paula Light says:

    Prices are ridiculous! Our gas has crept up all month and groceries are creeping too. I went to dinner Saturday at a “normal” restaurant and prices were insane!

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    In Australia people are turning from the shops in droves, Maccas is doing a roaring trade.

  3. Sadje says:

    Inflation is making life difficult all over the world.

  4. murisopsis says:

    Sparky really likes a special bread made with 12 grains and seeds – we haven’t been able to find it for at least the last year. Today it was back and nearly $7 for a smallish loaf! We considered the purchase but opted instead to just pass. For now he’ll just have to make due with boring whole wheat (at only $1.99 a loaf)!

    • Bread prices here are on the rise (excuse pun) and we used to have a half and half loaf for around £1. That has now increased to £1.20, but I discovered the other day that one of the discount supermarkets does an equivalent so we are giving that a try rather than white bread (even though cheap at 80p for an 800g loaf) as Hubby can’t eat grains or wholemeal.

  5. Carol anne says:

    everything has gone up! I cannot believe the price hikes! 🙂

    • Can’t get away from them, and they are so out of proportion. My shopping list is shrinking as there are a lot of things I refuse to pay the asking price for.

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