Still over this month with a spend of 137€/£109 but within that we bought 8 x 200g jars of Nescafe costing 14€/£11.20 . Excessive you might think, but they were on offer for 2.94€/£2.35 each, plus we had a couple of vouchers, plus on top of that, there was a 50cents voucher stuck on the front of each jar which you could use straight away. After all the discounts each jar cost just 1.75€/£1.40, what a bargain. Should keep Roger in coffee for a few months.
We find that most of our money goes on milk, fruit and veg here. There’s not the offers on these items as there are in the UK and any fruit and veg that's coming up to it’s sell by date is given to charity, which is a good thing. So because of this we’ve decided to up our budget slightly from June. Can’t do much about the milk, but once our fruit and veg is ready we’ll not need to buy so much from the supermarket.
The weather suddenly changed here at the beginning of May, it went from chilly to very hot and what happened, the leeks bolted along with the chard. So I picked the bolted leeks, gave them a good wash, chopped them up and froze them. They will be great to throw in a soup or pasta bake. The bolted chard got chopped up and stir fried.