Tuesday, 31 January 2012

End of the month

We made it to the end of the month - hooray! I will have a proper round up of the finances tomorrow when I have had a look through them. I am very pleased (and the FH is extremely chuffed) that we have bought the car and are financially no worse off really, which is a major achievement for us.

The car is a pleasure to drive, goes really well, and I hope it will prove to be economical to run - the tax disc is cheaper, to start with, and the diesel should outperform petrol in the miles per gallon stakes.

The storecupboards are looking bare, though, and I will have to re-stock them over the next week or so - it is typical of me that I had those cupboards groaning before Christmas, absolutely full of food to get us through a tough winter, I believed, when the snow would lay thick on the ground and I would not have to traipse to the shops! The winter has been really mild, the stores have been depleted - and guess what? Those really cold days, with the chance of snow? They are coming this week!!

I am still trying to use stuff up, but the staples like rice, pasta, UHT milk, jam, etc are running out, and so the shopping list will have to go up on the board, and the trip to the shops made. But which shop? I'm not sure that I want to darken the door of Tesco again, but do I cut off my nose to spite my face, so to speak, by not taking advantage of the offers they have? Perhaps I should travel a few more miles and support Morrisons and check out their new M range...don't know yet. Will think about this one more - what do you think?

Hope you are all OK and warm in this chilly weather - we have the fire alight and it is warm and cosy in the sitting room. About to go and dive into a hot-water-bottle-warmed bed now.

4 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

good look for the month of February.....

Gill in Canada

Wannabe Sybil said...

Well done! As a complete shot in the dark (speaking as a complete failure at unstocking my cupboards) do you need to get a large stock built up? Could you hang fire with just getting the minimum until a really good offer comes along? Plus saving so that when you do stock up you can REALLY stock up. Also do Asda deliver in your area? I have found Morrisons fruit and veg excellent. WS x

laura @ nomorespending said...

I'm trying to avoid t*esco too but will go if there is something too good to miss :)

Varis Creations said...

I'm a fan of ASDA - I get a delivery from them once a week. I do always use their price guarantee site to check the prices as they guarantee to be 10% cheaper than tesco, sainsburys and morrison.

Sainsburys basic range is good quality (I find) so I wait until they send me a voucher off before ordering a load of storecupboard stuff.

Its freeeezing here..with a high of -2 predicted today, no sign of snow thankfully :)