Ok, rant over. Went shopping this morning, quite a successful trip. Got the cruet set I was after, in a sale. I got a lovely long hooded wool cardigan, half price, husband got a nice polo shirt and pair of wet weather trousers for dog walking, also half price. In the supermarket (As*a) they'd reduced loads of the fruit and veg to very cheap prices due to short dates....even short dated, it looks so much fresher and healthier than all the veg we bought in L*dl during our big shop 10 days ago. Got a net bag of lovely huge unwaxed lemons - unwaxed ones are usually quite small, these are massive, reduced to 62p. Bought a big cauli, white cabbage, baby parsnips, sprouts, broccoli, 3 swedes, asparagus, clementines, blueberries, pears and a load of salad stuff, all reduced. Well, the pears weren't, they were about the only thing full price!
Also got 2 large half wheels of Stilton and 2 boxes of chocolates (new year and birthday presents), all half price. The Stilton has gone in the freezer. I also picked up some face cloths and pillowcases, 6 of each, which were also half price. Oh, and not forgetting the eggs and bin liners. Altogether I spent just over £36 in the supermarket, which I'm really pleased with.
The reason we bought so much fruit and veg is because we've decided that for one, possibly two days a week from now on, we will be eating just fruit and veg for the day, with a few nuts for protein and a little dairy in the form of Greek yogurt and a splash of milk in our tea/coffee. We'll have fruit with a spoonful of Greek yogurt for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and a veg stirfry or plate of steamed veggies for dinner, dressed with a few walnuts or flaked almonds and soy sauce or a splash of fresh lemon juice or balsamic vinegar. We could both do with losing weight but don't want to go down the route of dieting - a couple of days cutting out carbs and fats should be healthy enough.
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.