Well not exactly running wild in the aisles but shopping twice in one week seemed excessive to my now finely tuned mindset. This time I went mad and spent a whole 66p ... and five pounds worth of my Nectar points.
The shopping trip was necessary because I had thought that I had enough sugar in the cupboard to be able to make caster sugar to make the cake and enough to also whizz up a bit more to make some icing sugar ... but I didn't. But instead of buying sugar of any description I decided to buy some ready made buttercream icing.
Before anyone jumps on my case about the cost comparisons I will just say that I am having a pretty bad week this week and standing to complete everything is just out of the question. And there is actually very little that I use sugar for, if I need some for visitors I have the little sachets that I pick up from cafés when Alan has a drink but I rarely use it at home, so buying a kilo bag would have been a bit pointless.
I also had used the last slice of bread from the freezer the day before, at first I thought I would just do without, but that one slice of bread each morning before I take my tablet has become a real habit. I took one slice out to have once I had made a cup of coffee and then loosened the rest and put the loaf straight into the freezer.
So I now have 16 slices of bread and two crusts, enough for over two weeks breakfast toasts. I don't like eating toasted crusts so I usually use them either for breadcrumbs, Poor Man's Parmesan or they get torn into chunky croutons and dried out in the oven. Oh and I chose this particular loaf as it was until six months ago my favourite bread and it was on offer at £1.25, a similar price to the Ancient Grains loaf that I have been having instead of it from Aldi which is beautiful toasted.
And the self-serve till spewed out a coupon for me, 100 extra points if I buy a vegan chocolate bar ... oh it knows me so well ... but I won't be using it and it has gone straight into the recycling bin to quash any temptation.