The first hurdle.
I had a feeling that I would fall at this particular hurdle when I read one of Bovey Belle's blog posts recently and she spoke about buying plants ... gosh she even called it Temptation at the Garden Centre. I thought to myself straight away, while I was still reading it ... I didn't really think about that one did I?
Alan loves to go for a coffee and a meal out and of course I had worked that part of it into my No Spend Challenge rules by saying every time that happened I had to repay his paying the bill for both of us by providing either a home-cooked meal for him, done or a sweet treat or snack ... also done, out of my food supplies.
What I had forgotten to consider is that two of the places we regularly go to, one of them where the dogs are welcome even inside on these cold blustery days, are two of the best places for glorious plants, garden accessories and colour ... and boy oh boy have I been missing colour in the garden.