This is my food cupboard at the Van.
I hadn't realised how full it already was until I got back from a mooch around the shops. It was the type of shopping trip done a bit here, a bit there, going back to the car with bags between various shops. Crossing things off my list and then for some reason still shopping for more.
As I unpacked the bags when I got home my heart sank ... I'd only gone and done it again. Backed myself into a corner piled high with foodstuffs that mostly weren't even needed immediately.
I laid everything out and took photos. They were things we needed yes, but not immediately. The cereals for instance, yes I had just eaten the last two Weetabix for breakfast but there were still oats in the cupboard for porridge or bread in the freezer for toast, I could easily have managed for a week or two before buying anything else. Also I didn't have to buy Alan a different sort of cereal, he would have been just as happy sharing the Weetabix, or porridge or toast.
I treated myself to some flowers to brighten up the Van for the Bank Holiday weekend along with my annual purchase of Gardeners' World magazine. It's the issue with the two for one entry into various gardens around the UK. This particular one came with gardening gloves and seeds as well. Hopefully we will be able to make use of the offer card a few times this year, we didn't get round to it last year ... or the year before.
Another silly purchase?
Time will tell.
I also bought these ...
Three pretty notebooks. I never regret buying stationery
But it was after photographing all these additional purchases that I spotted I still had one more bag to finish unpacking.
So ... a Challenge has been triggered in a very natural way. It's not the one I had in mind to do but it's a very needed one, and one if I do it properly and completely will lead neatly into the one I had in mind anyway.
It's starts NOW.
I'll be back tomorrow with more information, but long term and regular readers will have a bloody good idea what I'm going to do 😀