Last year the subheading for the Blog was the 'Year of Living Simply', just because that particular year is over doesn't mean we've changed in any way. This year we decided it would have a subheading of 'From Simple to Frugal....and Beyond' (one couples journey to jump off the consumer bandwagon and live more simply), to continue on our living simply lifestyle path but also to encompass our need to save as much as possible for our future 'forever home'.
This living simply really is the only way.
I played a Joker yesterday and went to the supermarket Mr Sa**sburys to be exact. I needed to stock up on meat for the freezer. Lovely Hubby is a dedicated
follower of fashion I mean meat eater and the prices at the local butcher were just too much to be absorbed by my self-imposed £50 a week housekeeping budget.
More about this tomorrow, I'm mentioning this today because suddenly stepping back into the world of huge supermarkets selling everything under the sun at 'bargain prices' and seeing folk filling their trolleys up to the brim with over packaged and over processed foods made me so glad that we are living the life we are living. (The lady in front of me spent over £400 pounds how she even fitted it all in the one trolley had me baffled!)
Popping these into my bowl I checked the little broody house, left in Chicken World for the girls to sit on or in, and shelter from the sun or rain and found another egg nestled inside.
I added this to my bowl and went back to the house.
Later in the afternoon I went over to give the chickens their daily corn treat and spied some lovely red strawberries lurking happily in the shades of the leaves, so these were brought back for an afternoons nibble with my coffee.
Now this is my kind of 'shopping'.
Fresh, and simple.....and oh so lovely.