After a chilly night snuggled cosily under the quilt, I gave up and put on my dressing gown. Much better, especially on these very early mornings. Hopefully it will be fine and sunny today - it's still too much in the grey zone to tell.
I took Diane's advice (many thanks) and, after boiling up a bag of new potatoes, vacu-packed them in single portions. Here they are at 10p a portion! I love frugal!
The weekend has passed so quickly but I have taken on two things.
The first is to have a friend round and cook and cook a three course meal (excluding drinks) for £2.50 per head.
After my current and recent frugality, £2.50 is richness and I shall enjoy planning as well as making.
The other is to get some help with the housework which, frankly, gets me down. I feel that a single person really OUGHT to be able to cope but I get so tired at the end of the day. Maybe I'm just a whiny wimp. Anyway, all that I am saving through being frugal with food ought to cover an hour a week or two hours a fortnight, and I will have to deal with the guilt.
And now it is nearly time to get ready for school!