Disinfectant, cream cleaner, gravy granules, jam and yoghurt - the lot for under £2.
I also buy 'own brand' bottled water
This is only 17p a bottle, I've tried the more expensive and quite honestly, I can't tell the difference. Also it works out cheaper buying several smaller bottles than one of those big square ones, they're very heavy to handle as well.
It's been a grey sort of day today, with a definite melancholy feeling in the air. (or perhaps it's just been the way I've been feeling today)
Yesterday I posted about having missed a local Alpaca show, and how upset I was about it. Dawn very kindly said I could go over and see hers sometime, and I will look forward to that and meeting the lady herself of course. But it got me to thinking, well, reminiscing really, on how much I miss that life, especially all my animals, sheep, goats, chickens and ducks, quail, rabbits and of course cats.
I won't pretend it was an easy life, but it was a very rewarding one.
Life in the country isn't all roses around the door, the countryside can be a very cruel place too.
I had just got my organic veggie box business off the ground when I had to leave. I have some pics somewhere, I'll have to scan them in and post them, I didn't have a digital camera then.
I made wine (and drank it too) pickled, preserved, bottled and canned with the rest of them. I can't do any of those now, you need space and storage and I don't have either. I can't bake either because the cooker here doesn't work properly and the landlord won't replace it.
I do work on my crafting though, and that keeps me more than busy while dreaming.
So I don't want to sound too sorry for myself because I have a roof over my head, I can pay the bills 'almost' straight away, I have a reliable car, and of course I have my beloved cats.
but ... 'I have an emptiness deep inside, I've tried but it won't let go ...' cue Nial Diamond song - ha ha.