Not an awful lot to say about that week, but we spent:
Money – £46.03
Time – about 25 minutes
Lots of bills coming next week…!
Apologies for the brief hiatus on the blog, we took 3 weeks off blogging due to a holiday in Morocco, i’ll try and put some food pics up on here soon from the trip. Meanwhile this is what we spent last week, our first full week back in blighty.
Money – £34.73
Time – about 15 minutes spent shopping
Had to visit supermarket for a couple of Loaf purchases unfortunately – had run out of risotto rice from our last food coop order and local shops didn’t have any creme fraiche. As this isn’t a personal purchase I’m still claiming a 100% record…
Bought very little this week, had lots leftover from previos weeks excesses! Here’s what we spent:
Money – £46.05
Time – about 30 minutes spent shopping
Average weekly spend per person so far: £34.12 (£68.24 combined)
Slightly above average spend this week I think, here’s what I spent:
Money spent: £78.50
Time spent: around 40 minutes
Thoughts – made two puds this week (one of them another Dan Lepard recipe!) which I rarely do; had friends for dinner two nights this week and didn’t eat out; I’m definitely getting more aware of what I do and don’t have in the cupboards/fridge, so am getting better with incidental shopping when I’m out and about and therefore a bit more time efficient.
Average spend per week so far: £72.68 (£36.34 per person)
So first four weeks done, and only one visit to a supermarket for some coffee (a Loaf purchase, so ‘officially’ I’m still supermarket-free!). Here’s what I spent this week:
Money spent – £116.87
Time shopping – about 1 hour and 15 minutes
Thoughts – this weeks bill included lots of booze (£35ish), ingredients for a Dan Lepard recipe (!!), and our monthly Dairy Crest bill (milk, fruit juice and butter delivered, £37.60). I’m getting to know which shops are good for what, and getting a bit better at planning ahead now.
These will all be going up onto a dedicated independent food website for Birmingham soon, along with the content gathered by Chris, Brian, and Jon on the day, but here’s a few snaps and videos that I captured last Tuesday.
Here’s my brief video introduction to the day:
Our starting coffee at 6/8 Kafe, Temple Row:
Tea at Anderson & Hill in the Great Western Arcade:
Simon Dunmore tells us about his shop, The Grocer at Edgbaston:
Next stop, Al Barakah Lebanese bakery, Mary St, Balsall Heath:
Also on Mary St, there’s dozens of Asian grocers like these all over Brum, surely collectively the most significant indie food ‘scene’ in Birmingham:
After a couple more stops, this is what I arrived home with: