I had the best intentions to post to my blog yesterday, Fridays being a customary posting day. And yet, the siren song of a soppy movie and a blanket was just too strong to ignore. My movie of choice, by the way, was Letters to Juliet, starring Amanda Seyfried. It’s just soppy enough to make me smile, not grimace.
Anyways, my week has been wonderful. I have seized the work experience opportunity with both hands and my knowledge has broadened because of it. I must admit, it has been a shock switching from the drowsy pace of the Christmas holidays to suddenly be working full time, with an hour walk each day. Needless to say, it doesn’t take me long to fall asleep at night! But it’s been enriching so far and I’m sure next week will be the same.
Onto money matters, I’ve had to borrow £20 from next month’s budget. January seems to be going on forever, and I needed additional funds to get through it. This leaves £80 for February. As it’s a short month that’s free from the expenses of January, I’m sure the balance will be restored.
I had a £5 budget for shopping this week. Aside from purchasing a small thank you gift for my employers, this is what I bought:
I ran out of starches early this week, so I needed to refill those stocks. As I can’t eat cheaper versions of pasta, I decided to buy cheap rice to balance the equation. I’m going to try Jack’s tip for using Basics rice in a risotto. This is the first time I’ve had white rice in awhile, but beggars can’t be choosers. The whole bag fits perfectly into one of my containers, which I very much appreciate.
Speaking of containers, I found the perfect place to store my jasmine green tea (Christmas gift). This peanut butter jar has been given a new lease of life. I am finding thrifty re-cycling plays a part in my life more and more each day.