So this week’s shopping weighed in at an impressive £31.67p. Not bad at all. Now…….. as you know we normally take photos of the shopping and this week was no exception but as Becksie was having one of those days where everything turned to ‘dog dog do’ the photos have not come out all that well. So all we have to offer this the one below and…… if you look very closely you might even see our smallest member reaching for the cheese! So more money for the saving pot and more support for local trade.
Yesterday evening after a jolly nice meal with family and friends we went for a little walk up to the famous Faringdon Folly, the last Folly to be built in the UK no less. Now Lizzie has her shoes and has got used to them she wants to walk everywhere, and wanted to walk all the way up the hill to the Folly, which she did, although we did have a few rest stops, a couple of stops to pick up sticks and a very sad/momentous/important moment – Lizzie dropped down onto her knees and got her first ever graze and scabby knee! Ian was very proud and thought that it was a sure sign that Lizzie was a proper big little girl (although he was a bit sad for Lizzie), Becksie was very sad for Lizzie and Lizzie was basically not bothered at all, got up, dusted herself off and set off walking again – we think she will need this kind of spirit with Ian’s carefree sense of adventure!
And so stopping…….we were discussing today about what to do when our year is at an end. We can either give up on the whole shenanigan, keep up with the whole shenanigan or move to a middle ground (that we know a lot of you are at) and go to the butchers, grocers or market and get some of our dry goods etc. from the supermarket. Truth be told we are not really sure what to do, we definitely will not go back to the supermarket for all of our food but perhaps there are some dry goods that are available in supermarkets that cannot be so easily sourced locally, that said we have survived so far without them so do we actually need any of them at all or would we just be buying for buying’s sake? We are really not sure, please do feel free to offer your suggestions!