Yes, I know, it's six days into the new month but I still want to review September.
By 25th September I had spent
Dried apricots £5.50
leaving me £7.36 in the budget. I spent a further £4.80 on fruit and veg so I ended the month with £2.56 so I was within budget.
Food waste was definitely minimal last month. There was a little - apples. lemons, and a bread crust. I regret the lemons which should have been cut into wedges and frozen in ice cubes. The bread crust too should have been made into crumbs and frozen. However, the apples - c'est la vie! I was given quite a lot of fruit which was lightly damaged and although I cooked and froze quite a bit there's no point in freezing too much. Damaged fruit won't keep without cooking and preserving.
My freezer is a bit emptier but I still want to eat down a little more before I start preparing for Christmas.
So, this month.
I had a Tesco delivery on Wednesday but spent only £20.21 on groceries, the rest (to use vouchers etc) was booze for Christmas presents
My budget (including the Tesco stuff) is £100. Yesterday I went to our local market and to Wilko and spent £11.30. I have a fridge full of very usable goodies and £69.48 in the kitty. No problem.
In other news, postie has just delivered the clothes I ordered with my £500 comping win!!!! Who's a lucky girl?