£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.


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.


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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