Running Total – Monday 4th October

Spending this week began with a treat, because we have to have them even when spending less than we’re used to having. Life is about living, not just existing, and sometimes that means we buy the bar of chocolate rather than put it back and head for the boring stuff! I needed milk, so the…

Meal Planning 03/10/21

My meal planning is far from sophisticated and I don’t stick to it rigidly, but it gives me a starting point and means I have a vague idea of what I need to be buying when I go shopping. This week, I plan to mainly use things from the freezer and the cupboards so that…

Running Total 27/09/21 to 02/10/21

This week has been disorganised, it is the start of a massive change in my life, which doesn’t need going into! But this change means my spending habits need to be stricter and more controlled. I have enough money month to month, but to do anything special or extra, I will have to be sensible…

Running Total 13/06/21 Day 17

Not much shopping happened this week, no supermarket yellow sticker trips, just a massive shop for a picnic and bbq I had this weekend. This was to feed 6 kids and 2 adults at dinner and an extra adult at tea for the bbq. It resulted in quite a large spend, but the reason we…

Running Total 08/06/21 Day 12

A couple of days of shopping here as I can’t seem to get back into the swing of daily after half term, but I will! The fruit and veg at the bottom of this list was from our local grocers, they can be hit and miss, but they can be truly awesome! The tomatoes are…

Running Total Catch up 06/06/21 Day 10

Half term absolutely messed with every routine I have! Including my daily running total post, so here is a catch up. There have been 3 supermarket trips, none of these were for reduced items, they were to restock some bits and snacks for me, the husband and the eldest. This happens occasionally, they then live…

Running Total 02/06/21 Day 6

Half term, or any school holidays actually, completely change how I do my shopping. This half term, the husband has been and picked up some bits we needed like apples, bananas and cucumber, and while he was there he grabbed some reduced things which is always nice! Indian takeaway bag 2 sweet chilli chicken meals…

Running Total 29/05/21 Day 2

Foolishly I forgot to buy apples yesterday! Something my small people seem to eat a lot of, so knowing that I won’t have access to a car during the day until at least Tuesday, the husband popped via the supermarket to make sure we could get through until then. Today’s purchases: 12 pints milk 2…

Running Total Reset 28/05/21

PAYDAY!! This means that my running total resets today! It also means that I do the money shuffle today, money left from last month heads into the savings, as does a bonus the husband got. Some of this will get paid off the mortgage soon, but we think the fridge/freezer may be on it’s way…

Running Total 26/05/21-27/05/21

Milk is the only thing we’ve bought in the last few days. We really haven’t needed anything! Thursday the 27th is the last day of this running total as the 28th will be pay day and it will reset! This results in an average daily spend for this month for a family of 5 of…