Frugal – spend cut – w/e 31/05/15

From my weekly budget of £20, I have spent:

  • £7.95 – lunch with friends
  • £3.00 – sponsoring a work colleague’s charity bike ride (£10, £7 came from other income).
  • £1.00 – vest top for work (£6 but I had £5 on a gift card)
  • £4.20 – bus daysaver ticket
  • £5.00 – entry into the International Festival of Glass (not worth it in my view)

Total £21.15, £0 into savings (but I won’t minus the £1.15 from next week’s budget as I used loose change).

Food shopping

  • 1.5kg beef mince – £6.95
  • Chicken thighs and drumsticks – £2.29 (reduced)
  • Roasting thighs – £2.99 (reduced)
  • Lamb rump steaks – £2.19 (reduced)
  • Hand soap x 2 – £3.00
  • Sweet potatoes – £1.50
  • Onions – £0.70
  • Peppers – £1.00
  • Mushrooms – £0.90

Subtotal – £21.52

  • Scourers – £1.98
  • Apple juice – £0.65
  • Mint – £0.70
  • Basil – £0.98

Subtotal – £4.31

  • 2 x butter – £1.76
  • 4 x dark chocolate – £1.20

Subtotal – £2.96 – all for use in some brownies as a birthday present for a colleague.

  • Turkey mince – £2.34 (reduced)
  • Frying steak – £0.99 (reduced)
  • Limes – £1.50

Subtotal – £4.83

  • Toilet roll – £3.00
  • Fish sauce – £1.25
  • 2 x herbal tea – £1.00
  • Bayleaves – £1.00
  • Ground coriander – £0.75
  • Cardamon – £1.50
  • Caraway seed – £1.65
  • Diced beef – £3.70 (reduced)
  • Free-range chicken thighs and drumsticks – £2.74 (reduced)
  • Beef brisket – £4.79 (reduced)
  • 15 free-range eggs – £2.00
  • Almonds – £1.35

Subtotal – £24.73

Total – £58.35

Running total for May – monthly budget £150, £149.30 spent, £0.70 remaining. With the last bit of this month’s budget, I replenished the spice cabinet and put some more meat in the freezer. The 15 eggs will also be used next month as well.

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