Another week has started. Mum got herself up and she did go for a walk. She went to a seaside cafe and had her lunch by herself. She always feels brave eating out by herself, and even though she had her Kindle to keep her company it was nice to savour a tasty lunch with a wonderful view. She window shopped but in reality there was nothing that grabbed her. She is trying to be on a tight budget, and there is no harm in looking. Of course the one thing we needed, she forgot about. Oh well.
Groceries of course have to be bought every week, so mum got a pile of those. Some fancy feasts for me and salad and meats for her. Things sure are expensive at the supermarkets, and mum often wonders how people afford to feed a family on one income. She finds it difficult feeding just her and me without spending loads. From what we read on other blogs, groceries are pretty pricey here. Steak and lamb are about $27 NZ a kilo (thats about 14 pounds or $22 US), Chicken breast is about $18 NZ/kg (9 pounds or $ 14 US). Still mum knows that she is lucky to have a job and to be able to put food on the table.
Speaking of which she had a piece of pork with a warm potato salad and broccoli for her dinner. A peach for her dessert is waiting for her - she is trying to eat her 5+ fruit and veg servings a day to keep healthy.
Hope you all have something tasty for your tea too.