February 8th, 2012

I Could Wish I Was House Proud

Nakisha from next door came in and spent some time with us last night because she'd forgotten her key and her mother wasn't home. We looked at our house through her eyes and were a little ashamed of how cluttered and untidy it was. This is a big house, but (especially in winter) we do all our living in the one room. Perhaps- if we have the energy (which isn't a cert)- we'll try and tidy up today.

Actually, I've made a start. I just picked up a cardboard box that's been standing in the corner for months and put it in the recycling. 

Living On A Budget

We shouldn't eat at Ikea- Ailz is always poorly afterwards- but it's hard to resist their prices. Yesterday  they had duck on the menu for under £6.00. 

We bought an iron at Sainsbury's: one of their Basics models. It cost roughly as much as the duck. We gave our old one to Odi on the understanding she'd come round sometimes and do some ironing for us- and then she moved away.

We're trying to keep our food shopping below £50 a week. 'Taint easy, what with prices rising all the time. The cheap orange juice I have for breakfast just went up 12p.