This one was new to me when I came across it a few weeks ago via someones blog. I'm familiar with 'Live Below the Line', the incredibly tough challenge to eat for five days on just £1 a day. This will be the third year I have done it (if I do it this year) and, as things have gone up, it will be even harder than it was last year.
Anyway - the Breadline challenge. The rationale is explained here, on the Breadline site. Without going into unnecessary detail, basically it is the challenge to eat for £2.10 a day (and raise money as you do so).
The next fund raiser is next November so a fair way into the future right now. However, it caught my attention. £2.10 is a heck of a lot more than the £1 of LBTL and, with my enjoyment of cooking and current efforts to be frugal anyway, I reckon I could live quite well on that, especially when taken over months rather than just one week.
So - I shall take on the challenge. Starting some time in April I will do my best to feed myself for £2.10 a day, that's £58.80 for a four week month. Then I will see how it all goes. It won't be a fund raiser at the moment, just an experiment.
I'm working out rules as well as using My Supermarket to compare prices, etc. All jolly good fun, mainly, I suppose, because I don't HAVE to. I hope it doesn't sound offensive to say that I think I shall enjoy the challenge - I know I have it easy and with a kitchen full of gadgets and a pretty simple lifestyle it shouldn't be too hard.
I also still have two freezers full of food and I shall have to find a way of incorporating what is in there without too much hassle. Too much hassle would be a sticking point so it has to work smoothly for me.
Anyway - I think I am going to give it a go and I think Beth is joining me. And in the meanwhile, eating out of the freezer continues.
Apologies for the waffle. Sometime being able to think out loud is very helpful.