I've just spotted in my diary that I have actually shopped six times in the first half of February. Just how is the shortest month of the year going to be the month that I shop the most, it's ridiculous!!
The bread and tomatoes were bought on Wednesday ready to be turned into corned beef and tomato sandwiches for Alan and Mum and cheese and tomato for me. We each had a flapjack from my food stash for dessert.
Total spent - £2.10
The little jar of jam was in my handbag and was what I brought home from the afternoon tea, I wasn't going to waste that nice jam on horribly dry gluten free scones!!
Then yesterday Alan asked if I wanted to go to Aldi with him ... of course I said yes. 😄
I did remember to keep the receipt, again it's another very faded one Is Aldi too poor to buy fresh ink for their tills?
I spent a total of £9.96 on these six items for me, and quite a bit more on the Foodbank ... but that doesn't come out of my challenge budget, hence me not showing the rest of the receipt.
A couple of the YouTube videos that I have enjoyed this week.
Firstly Madeleine Olivia and her ongoing decluttering.
It's a bit long and there's quite a lot of waffle but some good ideas, and it does spur me on to keep sorting out the nitty gritty of what I have left. What I am always astounded by though is her talk of all her work tiring her out so much.
She's an influencer, she films her actual day to day life and occasionally food videos ... and has other people working for her to get these edited and put onto YouTube and various other platforms. I may be being over-critical but we all live our lives and just get on with it. Spending a portion of nearly every video that she has put out recently, saying how tiring she is finding it all just seems a bit much when she is earning a LOT of money just for filming herself living. What is clever though, and something I thoroughly approve of, is that this video does seem to be addressing most of the criticism aimed at her on Tattle Life.
It's a pretty despicable website with people really being keyboard warriors, and being very negative and sometimes extremely nasty about people online or in the media.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend.