We brought the broccoli as plants locally - 12 for £2. The first head is valued at £1.40 according to our supermarket web site and I can see at least 6 others coming along! A good saving (£2/£3) on our fortnightly shop as I usually order 2 kg of broccoli each time.
I think I have only ever brought beetroot (fresh, jar or cooked) a couple of dozen times in my 45 year life as a housewife - happy to eat it when it is there but not something I would go out of my way to have specially. This bunch is priced as £3.50 (per kilogram). I will not put this in my "budget savings" pot but call it a treat that cost nothing!
Our friendly local electrician came by late this afternoon and replaced the shower switch for £40. Only half my worst fears. Relief all round as hot shower needed after a day dodging showers while filling in the base for the oil tank with broken up concrete and re routing an electric wire away from that area. I felt my back seize up a bit just before lunch so I went in to cook a quiche for lunch using up odds and ends and topping with a few thin bits of asparagus that came up suddenly after some rain freshened the roots.
Started a new sewing project planning - its the British F1 soon so I shall need a distraction while the husband occupies the settee for hours!