So now its Thursday again and I am preparing a shopping list carefully. I am noting all the things we have not got, rather than the things we "normally" buy and have discovered all ready I have not even started on some regular purchases. But the freezer and fridge are now utterly devoid of meat or fish or eggs.
The biggest purchase this month was the car insurance. We have been with the same company for at least one of our various vehicles (the non commercial ones) for about 23 years and for the last 5 or 6 when we were not changing cars around so often any more went through the same boring routine of challenging the renewal notice and "negotiating" a better price. This years arrived with yet another large increase. My eldest son with a sportier car, loads more miles per annum and a "bad" inner city post code was here and told us he paid less, and did we know that company got really bad reviews for settling claims? My husband who takes care of all that stuff just gave up. He went to the house insurance company got a quote of £100+ pounds less and took it. Want to know the punch line for this mundane story? The same company own both insurance "names"!!! Go figure why one arm is expensive and the other arm cheap given the same data?
Beautiful day time weather, although we have had some cold snaps in the mornings. Completed digging over the veg garden and have 8 rows of potatoes in. We try at least one new thing each year and we have just ordered our unusual veg grow for this year - Sweet potatoes. Looking forward to these as I have brought them in the past as a luxury item.