Whilst we are lucky enough to have a very comfy standard of living, many don’t – and with that in mind, David, my neighbour, and I, decided that we would try and live on just £1 a day for food, for the next seven days – starting tomorrow – with the money we’re ‘saving’ going to a good cause: Children in Need.
Selecting the right place to buy our food was essential. If we’d dropped into Waitrose, we would have spent it all just in the first two minutes!!! So, we dressed-down, and blended in with the locals – all three of them – for an early morning visit to the local Lidl.
Twenty minutes, and £13.93 later – 7p under budget! – with our collective smug looks cranked up to 11, we filled the boot with enough to give us three ‘meals’ a day for this period of denial.
Pasta plays a big part (it’s filling!), and OK, it’s not the most varied of menus (our ‘five-a-day’ fruit/veg thing, like Elvis, has left the building!) but still, it’ll be an interesting experiment, the money saved is going to a worthy cause – and I could do with losing a few pounds before the real Christmas Stuffing starts!!
Our Menu – click on the image for a larger version
Now the tricky bit…!!!!
Blogging since 2004, about the significant people, places, sights and sounds of my world. Now dabbling with retirement!