So I went to the shops.
You can see from my list that I didn't go out to buy any food ... it didn't have a single foody item on it. It should have been just a couple of very necessary items and a couple of errands.
And yet somehow, thanks to there being 'unmissable bargains' everywhere I came home with all this bloody food.
EPIC CHALLENGE FAIL
It was all Poundland's fault, it got me started on my little spendathon.
Right at the door they had the Dolmio Stir In Sauces for 50p each. Now I used to love these, but the usual price of £1.65 for a single little pot in any of the supermarkets put me off them ages ago. So I might have bought 8 ... yes eight!! If they are still as tasty as they used to be I might even go back for more, there is a really good date on them all.
Then on my way out I spotted the Tray Bake Sauces ... also 50p each, they are usually £1.50 each but currently on offer in Tesco at £1, so I bought four of those to try.
The other things were not foody at all, but only the bathroom scrunchie things at 3 for £1 were a purchase I really needed. I just couldn't resist the little wooden framed mirrors at 25p ... yes 25p each ... I mean wow, could you have resisted? I don't know where they are going to go, but at that price they can wait until I find a place :-)
And the little doggy fleece for one pound will be great to have in the boot of the car for dog based emergencies.
Same photo as the top to save you scrolling back :-)
Then as they didn't have any tealights in Poundland I called round to B&M, where I had been reliably informed they had good tealights (ones that actually burn for around the four hours they promise and not fizzle out after half an hour and then refuse to relight) at a good price. They did, and they had some of the nice big bathroom wipes that are handy to have for doggy mishaps. By this time I was well and truly in shopping mode and as such was easily tempted into buying the rice multi-pack, the Pot Noodles and the family pack of cereal bars.
I could give you reasons and excuses for all of the above ... but I won't bore you.
So this Eating the Stores Challenge has failed as it was supposed to be all about only shopping for absolute necessities ... OOPS
But I'm decidedly not down or despondent ... upwards and onward and all that :-)