Now we have been busy but we have another excuse. This week’s shop was in fact tiny. Last week we got lots of lovely fruit and veggies and when it came to our normal shopping time we looked in the fridge and thought if we go shopping we will be doing so for the sake of going and this…… defeats what we are trying to do.
We only really needed a few bits – Some bananas for our little person to munch, some onions, some carrots, cream, eggs, onions, milk, cheese, chicken thighs (for tonight’s dinner) and some plain flour. This came to a total of £9.20 and came from a lovely greengrocers / butchers in nearby Lechlade.
Then a quick trip to the Really Useful Shop to get some kitchen supplies (well cling film and a new bottle of vegetable oil to replace our chip oil which has done its time) and our first cleaning products since we included them in our £50 budget – washing powder and fabric conditioner!
And now….. it is the weekend, and a few days of pottering around, perhaps going for a little swim and doing little jobs like cleaning out the chickens. Ah yes the chickens, and another thing we have forgot to tell you all (does parenthood do this to everyone?) We still have Kevin the chicken! Despite putting up posters and asking around Kevin was still ownerless so we have gratefully welcomed him/her into our flock. Having escaped once we clipped her wings, only to return home and find her missing again, having a little snooze in the neighbour’s hedge! A further less generous wing-clipping later and she is safely contained in our pen. For now………………………….