For the past few days, I’ve been barely surviving. Because I seriously hate going out to the store and buying food.
Before I came here, I had a nice cushy office job where I ate breakfast and lunch at work. And I had enough friends to give me an excuse to eat dinner most nights of the week, as well as parents living close enough by that I could go to their house and eat whatever I wanted.
But here, I have a very loosely structured schedule four days of the week, and therefore often don’t eat until after 1pm. Some days it’s been closer to 5pm. Even on the days when I have school, I’m out of the house and if I don’t bring food with me, then I just don’t eat until I get home at 5pm. So basically, I’m eating an average of 14 meals/week.
But today, I decided I really needed to go for reals grocery shopping. But I also challenged myself to stay under £20.
Here’s what I was able to buy:
- About 3 lbs of potatoes
- Frozen Chicken
- Goji Berries
- Two kinds of cheese
- Sour Cream
- Two little meat pies (for my Scottish experience)
- A bag of salad
- A loaf of bread
- A loaf of gingerbread
- A small “bin” for my room
I feel like I did pretty well. In addition to the bits of food I have at home, this will probably last me two weeks. 🙂 Except I forgot to get more peanut butter. 😦 😦
That fresh (but this is not nearly as disturbing as the feather I found in my strawberries).