Since last week, I have been cooking from scratch and eating far less processed food. It takes longer than just chucking something in the oven, but I am improving with my time management and getting into a better routine. Our shopping bill has reflected that meal planning has made me more thrifty.
I have also been spending some time in the garden. I'm trying to make it a special environment for Daisy as she is out there for most of the day while the weather is so nice, but I also need to concentrate on utilising the space better for growing. We have two large raised beds but not much going on except for the strawberries at the moment. This needs serious attention! I also grow herbs in patio tubs which are looking messy at the moment. I want to grow a wider variety as I'm back to cooking from scratch all the time again and trying out new recipes. I bought a living parsley plant on Sunday and I will put that out soon (on the windowsill at the moment).
There's a lovely walk over the fields opposite my house. We literally cross the road and the footpath is there! Daisy is free to explore without being in her buggy or having to hold my hand all the way. The dogs love walking too! I don't know why I've never used this footpath before, but Charlotte takes Flo all the time and we decided to join her after tea...we will probably go again today. Free entertainment and exercise too!
I have also started reading properly again...I want to make sure I make a habit of this, I don't allow myself time for hobbies...I always feel guilty because there is always something else that needs to be done!
I'm going to be kinder to myself.
Cooking, baking, walking, reading and sewing are all things that I enjoy...I hope to report back that I've done them all by next week (regularly). I've made time to cook properly every day and bake when needed. I've been out for a walk and I'm starting a new book tonight. It's the sewing that I want to do! I've managed to keep up with my daily blogging so I know I can do it :)
Anyone else been trying to be extra thrifty this week?
Thanks for reading,