Super mum for the day
Yesterday a lot of work got done and by work I mean house work, administrations and working on my business plans. If this wasn’t enough when my youngest got home from school I seemed to of turned into super mum, only without a cape.
Wraps were on the menu for tea. My boy of course not only took over but also wanted a chef hat so that was made out of newspaper
All in all the meal went down rather well.and with exception to killing and mincing the cow and making the wraps the salsa, spicy sauce and guacamole were made by our own four hands
After that we made our own cleaning spray… lots of tea tree oil went into it, a lot more than you are supposed to as the dripper top either has come out, or was stuck to the lid, either way half a bottle of the stuff went in. I am going to be looking around for different recipes over the next few days and no doubt blog them. The batch that we made last night has almost gone after a good cleaning to the down stairs loo and bathroom as well as getting rid of all the dirty hand marks from the stairs and some of the doors in the house.
We also made some fruity puff pastry twist thingies inspired from a picture in another blog I read … once I have found said blog I will link.. But yesterday was more of an experiment using some left over very ripe fruit smooshed up with lemon curd. These went down well too, that well they all went before I could take a photo. Perfect so now I have a real excuse to play around with the idea.
Next thing I knew it was 8pm and time to wind down for the day, I treated myself to a bottle of wine and only had one goblet (I am saving the rest for this evening) all in all a very productive and busy day.
Today I used our home made spray … a little like the Mooncup have been left thinking “and why have you not used this before?” I have worked it out; making our own cleaners will save about £20 per month. A huge start to me gets my finances in tight order. Then came the sad part. I have cancelled all my DD to the various charities and causes I have been supporting over many years. I really must keep an eye on my finances more to keep them in check and in control.
Tomorrow now all of that is out of the way I can do a whole new budget to include everything from food to savings.
A £50 a week budget equates to £1.79 per person, per day … I am good but not that good, not now the price for ever thing has gone up. The average daily food allowance for prisoners is 1.87, but there are wide variations ranging from 1.20 at an open prison to 3.41 at a young offenders institution. Apparently you are supposed to spend £35-£40 per person per week for food alone, that is for four healthy balanced meals and drinks oh and £15 per person per week for clothes. I am of course going to really have a look at my finances a little deeper than once thought.