The day started very promising with a weak sun burning through the mist that was lying low on the paddock. I rushed to put on a load of washing to make best use of this rare sighting of the yellow orb in the sky, but by the time the machine had finished it's quick economy wash the sun had gone.
Debating the merits of indoor drying or risking the washing on the line I decided to combine the two and put the airer out on the patio. This has been the safest way of drying for months now. At the first hint of rain falling I can quickly snatch the whole thing in and not too much drying time is lost.
It is the first day of November, I am amazed at how quickly this year gone, only two months left and then we are once again at a fresh beginning. At the moment we are still working our way through the supplies in the freezers and cupboards so this November is going to be a No-November.
No Spending - on unnecessary things.
No Shopping - unless absolutely vital.
No Stopping - on the clutter busting.
No Stopping - on the 10 items a week put on Ebay or Amazon.
No Cards - in my purse to tempt me in this season of spending.
No Christmas Spending - at all.
No Money - I'm determined to pay off the cards in full and leave ourselves back on track.
(I take out in my purse only enough money for the things I am actually going out for.)
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The bread is rising under it's tea towel cover and tonights tea is a simple one, Beans on Toast. We so very rarely have this so when we do it's always a treat, a simple treat but a treat. Homemade Cheese and Onion bread, lightly toasted then spread with butter and generously topped with Heinz Baked Beans (I have four tins to use up, so tonight I may be generous and we will have two of them, a sprinkle of Parmesan style cheese will add another depth of flavour.
For our pudding there is tinned peaches with the last of the bought yogurts. I will need to shop later in the week to buy a small carton of yogurt so I can start a batch of homemade yogurt off. I have lots of sachets of Easi-yo to use, more than I thought I had, so there will be tasty homemade yogurt in the fridge for next week.
I have this months finances to work out yet, I am holding off from doing the final budget until we get the credit card bills and I can see exactly what I do have left. I know for a fact there is not a lot, but I don't know yet how little. A nice surprise today was the Tesco vouchers falling through the letterbox, we have £15.50 this time. So if I'm a little crafty and turn two of them into 'frozen food' vouchers this will double their worth and mean that I can shop for £20 of frozen food and £5.50 of necessary fresh fruit or veg and not spend a penny!!
Happy No-November folks. What do you have planned for this month?