I had a hectic weekend and decided to leave doing the shopping until Monday after work, which is why this is being posted a wee bit late. Plus I wasn’t that well and was extremely tired on Monday – didn’t sleep at all on Sunday night.
After a couple of weeks of having unexplained hives, rashes, itching and red skin, I went to the doctors today to be told I have cold urticaria. If you don’t want to click the link, it’s an allergic skin reaction triggered by the cold. Yes, that’s a thing. And yes, I live in Scotland.
Suffice to say I won’t be trying to save money on the heating bills this winter. In fact (and in contrast to my usual Scrooge-like ways when it comes to shopping), I’ve already ordered a pair of fluffy-lined leather gloves (I’ve never been able to wear the wool ones as I hate the feel of them) and have planned to fully stock up woolly socks and tights at the weekend.
This is a short spending update because we didn’t have much budget left and had loads of food in the freezer anyway. It’s been a busy month and seems to be getting busier as we approach Christmas (I’m allowed to say that now it’s less than a month away!) so I’m trying to make meals as easy as possible right now.
Sun 24 – taken out for dinner by relatives
Mon 25 – mac and cheese with broccoli (recycled from last week’s mealplan)
Tues 26 – fish & veg pie
Wed 27 – homemade chicken kievs with mash and veg
Thurs 28 – veg chilli with rice
Fri 29 – spag bol
Sat 30 – out for dinner
Spending Update (£170.70 / £175)
Fruit & veg £5.48 Bananas x5 62p Fresh jalapeno chillies 140g £1.12 Four leaf salad £1.09 Red cabbage 64p Cherry tomatoes £1 Rocha pears 7pk £1 Meat & fish £5.45 Whole chicken* £5.45 Dairy & eggs £6.24 Mature cheddar x2 £4 Savers feta 75p Whole milk 4pints £1.49 Bread £1 Morning rolls 6pk x2 £1 General 58p Passata 58p Household £1.25 Savers kitchen towel £1.25