Although sadly I will not be crafting. I have to re-arrange the pantry. Its my own fault I should not have bought the tins that jumped into my shopping trolley or the large bottles of passata (49p a bottle) some chickpeas at 29p per can,and umpteen other things but when you see things at very cheap prices and the long stop date on them is still viable for another six months or so a girl just does what a girl has to do. We paid a visit to a store in March called B&M and certainly on the food front I have picked up some bargains - on items that are not the run of the mill sort of stuff even.
I picked up the following:
2 jars Napolina Tomato and Basil sauce at 0.79 per jar = £1.58
2 stacks of 5 tins of Ocean Tuna in brine £2.59 per 5 = £5.18
6 bottles of Passata £0.49 per bottle = £2.94
2 tubs potted beef @ £0.79 per pot = £1.58
1 x 1.5 Heinz tomato ketchup £2.99
Ye Old Oak American style hotdogs 2 £0.99 = £1.98
Chick peas £029 per can = £1.16
4 x tins of strawberries @ £0.55 per tin
2 x 100g bags chocolate chips @ £0.69 per pack
Heinz tomato soup 4 x 0.50 per can = £2.00
250g Marmite £2.29
There was other stuff too but being as I keep a tinned cupboard pantry store I am always on the lookout for useful additions.
They cover not just food, but cleaning stuff, gardening stuff, home stuff, some furniture, gardening stuff etc. etc.
I shall be going back on the food front and also to look at the gardening stuff.
I have been coveting a proper pair of sheepskin mule slippers for a while but I was not going to pay the going price. Walked into B & M today and I have found a pair of Love Sheepskin mule slippers that should have been £30 at £14.99 so they found their way into my trolley and I must say they are lovely and warm and comfortable. I am highly chuffed. This particular brand had been recommended to me by a friend and colleague at work and I must say they are fantastic.
After that we had a little trip to Lidl as I needed some bread from the bakery and I had a little top up there but only a top up (a basket) not a shopping trolley.
We did not have much for tea this evening, just a cooked gammon sliced, some cheese fresh bread and pickle washed down with a nice glass of squash each lemon and pear Robinsons very nice it is too.
So not a bad day on the food front. I am conscious of keeping the pantry pretty well stocked as if and when you hit a lean time it means that you do not have to go out and buy stuff but make use of what you have. I tend to do a really good stock up and then gradually wind things down and then replenish so that I get the best use for the food and for my money. Lets put it this way we do not do badly.
I have been suffering very badly this year from the Raynauds my hands are literally freezing up just from going round to the shop from the house with my thermal gloves on and they have just gone. So I have had the heat on today as it has been bitter and the forecast for the rest of the week is not good it would seem that winter is well and truly arriving. Forecasts speak of it being a bad winter in that it will be similar to that of 1962. I hope not for everyones sake; although the weather has been speaking of it and so has my body and there have been loads of berries in the bushes. The winter of 1962 that is the winter I developed arthritis as a child and had stiffness and eventually paralysis in my legs. I have been stiff like that this year already. Villages were snowed in main roads between towns were hazardous to say the least and they used to put the snow fences up. Do you remember them used to go up every autumn to protect drifting on vulnerable roads. Not something you see often of today. Just make sure if you are in a vulnerable location that you have stockpiles and emergency supplies to get you through. On that little note take care and keep safe and warm where you can.
Catch you soon.