It’s been a while since I’ve shared a photo of my grocery shop.
Exciting stuff eh?
The reason? To illustrate what I believe is the good, the bad and the could do better. As much for me, as for you. Accountability. Put it all out there for the world to see, and you see it differently yourself also. Blogging enables objectivity. It also generates feedback. I believe it’s healthy to have our actions questioned, it reduces complacency.
It’s that time of year again. My boot’s have had their annual make-over. Last Spring it was new soles at a cost of £12.50. This year new insoles at a cost of £2.99. The heels will soon need replacing adding a further cost of £7-£10.
Not bad for a pair of boots that I originally bought off eBay 3 years ago second-hand for £35.
This will be the second year that I’ve debated whether to replace. They were nearly a ‘goner’ last May when a spanking new pair of shiny Dune boots arrived by courier. Then were returned. I couldn’t do it.
It’s becoming a matter of principle or maybe loyalty, I’m not sure.
Even my very frugal Mom commented ’Why not get a new pair?’. Indeed why not? I’m asking myself that very question. But it’s getting harder to make that purchase. I most certainly have the ‘make do and mend’ bug.
13 months ago now I guest posted about how I consciously spend. A year later, if I’m in any doubt at all I don’t make the purchase. Previously if I was unsure, I’d have made the purchase, just in case.