A quiet frugal week before it starts to get busy next week when both my courses go back full time ! This week I did manage to feel a book on Amazon and used the proceeds to buy one I need for the course so that was a frugal win !
We have both been very busy in the garden with courgettes and raspberries still to pick, so some for eating and some for freezing ! We also started to pick the last of the apple trees and that has meant cooking down some apple every day and putting it in the freezer for later.
We also planted some more lettuce seeds and some flower seeds for the Spring. We got the compost for the pots on special offer as it was 50 litres for £4.99 and 3 bags for £12, making that £4 a bag but we also had a £3 off voucher so that brought it down to £3 a bag ! This was a saving of close to 40% on the original price so I'm glad we got 3 bags !
We have been eating well with all those eggs for breakfast and making tortillas, bread, brownies, lemon drizzle cake, felafel, pita bread and soup from scratch ! It was also nice to have a couple of treats, a trip to the cinema for free and an ebook about thrifty living for free. The book was a real bargain !
The final bargain of the week was a sack of potatoes from the local farmer costing £7 for 56 lbs. This gave a cost of 12.5p a pound or 27.5p a kilogram which is a lot cheaper than the cheapest I could find in the shops. The cheapest in the shops were over 50p a kilo at Asda and the potatoes are quite dry and mud-free so I didn't pay for lots of soil which would just be washed away. I foresee lots of baked potatoes in our future !
I hope that you had a great week too !