It’s The Truth

The this week is about food.

Have I personally felt the food ‘pinch’, whether due to cost or unavailability? 

I have felt the food ‘pinch’, not so much because the food is going up, but more that other things are going up. Petrol, Electric, Gas. I had an email from my gas provider asking me if I wanted to go to a fixed tariff, which is going to cost me an extra 400 pounds a year. It is only fixed for a year, and there is nothing to stop them raising the price even more.

I can’t afford for it to go up that much.

I’m thinking of going towards me paying for what I actually use a month, rather than their estimation of my usage. I live in a four bed house, not a blooming palace.

Do I think there is a danger of us ‘running out of viable food’ due to lack of green space and non-polluted ground to grow things on?

I think there would always be viable space. When I was younger my dad used to grow vegetables in our garden; potatoes carrots, greens, split peas, lettuce, and tomatoes. There is always space of some kind, we just need to know how to use it.

  Have I changed your meal planning or schedule to include fewer meals or reduced portions?

I am shopping at Aldi now because it is cheaper, and because it is a smaller shop, there aren’t any places I can spend extra money. Apart from the middle aisle that is. I am always aware of what I’m spending on food, and for the most part don’t mind going against brand names. I love Aldi. They change the name slightly to get away from copyright. (Colin, or its cousin Clive, they still taste great) Their meat is slightly cheaper. There are some things I prefer to eat there rather than the bigger shops.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

3 thoughts on “It’s The Truth

  1. We were lucky to secure a fixed tariff for our energy before these horrendous hikes came into force. This expires in October 2023, and I can expect our payments to treble by then. Currently our bills are around £600 a year so it really goes against the grain to be spending almost two thousand when our usage is ridiculously low.
    We have the time and means to shop around and buy various things in Aldi, Lidl, Tesco and Morrisons once a month. Latest casualty there is UHT milk up from 59p to 65p a litre when at the beginning of the year it was only 49p in both Aldi and Lidl.

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  2. Shocking. Here I don’t own enough land to grow a proper garden, nor do I have the strength or stamina to do it any longer. Pot gardens are doable and I suppose that’s one way to to if things get that bad. Or use the HOA land all around my house. When people are starving (hasn’t happened and perhaps it won’t), the perfect lawn is idiotic as a priority.

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