August was a bit less spendy compared to previous months. Just (?) fencing, curtains, septic tank pump out, a small mower and garage door repairs and some plants. Although there is a bill for the new oil tank to pay...........Blimey this moving house thing is expensive!
2 Free samples of toothpaste from the hygienist (ignore the fact that it cost a fortune) and I'm sure in the past a scale and polish was included in a NHS check up.
Runner beans, potatoes ,beetroot, chard, last few courgettes, salad leaf, plums,cooking apples, damsons from the garden plus tomatoes,cucumber,aubergines and peppers from the greenhouse.
Made Damson jam, Marrow and Ginger jam and Hot Tomato Relish with home grown produce.
Several packets of flower seeds for 10p each
Baked bread, bread rolls and cakes and made all meals from scratch.
Card making from stash
Lots of free reading from Library books and books from my shelves
Couple of things for Christmas presents from car boot sale
Persephone book for £1
Car boot finds - nappies for Florence 50p, Denby mug + 2 others 50p each. Toys for grandchildren.
Used Dehydrator for chili peppers for us and Christmas Hampers.
Water bill now lower after having water meter fitted.
The electric and water bills were both less than we thought they would be and when they moved the oil over they said the tank was still nearly full so using the boiler for hot water when it isn't sunny enough for the solar thermal to work isn't using much oil.
Thank you for comments yesterday about grandchildren and folklore. Here's a strange co-incidence - on yesterdays Countdown Susie Dent was explaining the origin of the saying "By Hook or by Crook"..... I got in there first!
Enjoy your weekend