£1 a day

We're taking the challenge of living below the extreme poverty line, spending just £1 a day, to raise money for charity, but also to experience it and enhance our compassion. People all over the world have less than £1 a day to live on, which has to provide food, shelter and utilities. We have so much provided for us, but we are going to eat for just £1 a day. The challenge doesn't begin until May 2012, but you can read about last years experience here.

Unbelievable

Saturday, 10 March 2012

I'd planned our meals down to a perfect budget for the week, still GAPS friendly, with a £1.02 contingency fund - then Matt announces that he is going to eat lunch and probably breakfasts at school.

This is a problem, because it reduces our joint grocery budget from £10 for the week to £6.66 for the week.

Goodbye salad leaves, goodbye eggs, and probably goodbye home made yoghurt.

I need to rebudget, but right now I have the chicken pox and I can't think clearly.

One thing is for sure though, I am not sending Matt to the shops without a list of exactly what to buy.

He'll come home with peanut butter.

2 comments:

ljholdy said...

Can't you just refuse to let him eat at work? Also his us it going with pox in your 20's?

Katie-jo Gracie said...

Pox in your 20s is terrible. I feel sick all the time, incredibly itchy, and I can't eat anything. I lost 4lbs in the last 24 hours, which means I've lost 15lbs since I started being I'll on Tuesday.
As for eating at school, I think it makes him feel more like part of the team that we are raising money with, as they will all be eating at school too. Comeraderie and all that. ;0)

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