And to put another dubious image into your head...the last picture was taken by DH while he was just in his underpants. He's currently scrubbing down the bathroom walls of all the black mould we're plagued with and he prefers to do that wearing as little as possible so as not to ruin his clothes. Thankfully we're not expecting visitors.
I have used my smoothie maker for the first time this morning and I love it. I used half a can of sliced peaches, a banana, one of the vanilla yogurts I bought yesterday, a little semi-skimmed milk and a couple of tablespoons of porridge oats. It was delicious and made a lovely breakfast.
The photo shows about half the quantity made as I nearly forgot to snap a pic until I'd already drunk some. I can't wait to try out more combinations, although this time of year isn't so good for buying cheap fruits. Never mind, I can make lots with canned and frozen fruits.
We wandered into town again this morning and went to the library where DH reads the nationals and I have a look at the local papers. It's really frustrating for me not being able to take longer walks, but at least I'm getting out every day. On the way home we nipped into Asda and they were just further reducing the yellow-stickered items. I bought this lot for just £2.41.
There's 2 packs of cocktail sausages that I'll use in casseroles for 51p each, 2 greek yogurts (for smoothies) for 16p each, 2 smoked bacon and cheese quiches for 36p each (for a quick dinner one night with chips and salad) and a pot of carammelised onion hummus for 35p for DH's lunch. Not a bad little haul. I also bought 4 packs of 6 Brains faggots in gravy for 87p a pack from Morrisons.
We're not sure whether we're going out tonight or not. Neither of us really fancy going out in the cold again, and we don't want to leave DS1 alone on New Year's eve and he can't come with us because it's by ticket only and we only have 2. I think we might stay in, eat pizza (that I bought in Aldi for 89p each reduced from £1) and play the Big Bang Theory Cluedo game DH received for Xmas...and I'll see the New Year in with that whisky and coke.
However you are spending tonight I hope you have a wonderful time and wake up tomorrow ready to face another frugal, crafty New Year. I wish you all a Happy, Hopeful, Healthy and Peaceful 2015.