Had a day off work today as I am working tomorrow, so I thought I would start on my next two projects in the 52 Projects Challenge. One was to sort out the bathroom – the mould problem had left the ceiling stained, even though both me and Mr Shoestring had tried to scrub it off. The grout has gone brown in places and the sealant around the bath is black! Not attractive! I managed two coats of white paint on the ceiling, although the sealant and grout are jobs for another time.
The other project was to pull all of the stuff I have been saving to put on Ebay out of the loft and actually list it. I listed10 items – it always takes longer than you think it will – including 3 sets of curtains that I hope will sell for a decent amount and put a few extra pounds in my Paypal account. I have more items to list to do as soon as I find some more time!
I also managed a super cheap shopping trip round Aldi for groceries for the week as part of the veggie fest. I bought no meat at all. The girls will be moaning I expect but they will be healthier for it and so will my bank account 🙂
Whilst I was shopping I hit a conundrum: which is best? Fresh or frozen veg? I have always loved frozen peas and I recently tried Aldi’s frozen green beans which were excellent. I was going to buy a head of broccoli at what I thought was a great price – 49p. Then I spotted 1kg of frozen broccoli at 99p and decided it would be better value. No stalks and about 3 times the amount on the fresh broccoli I am guessing. With frozen veg you get no waste either – you just put exactly what you need into the pan. I think it may be worth experimenting! Which do you prefer – fresh or frozen?