It’s back to reality today. After supper I had some garden pootling time. I picked a lettuce and some chard, I’ll have the lettuce for lunch tomorrow and I’ll stir fry the chard with some other veg and prawns. Everything has gone wild and I have to go out and cut some vegetation back, thin out some of the plants and let the others have some light and space. It’s a big experiment and somethings are growing incredibly well, mainly beans and all sorts of courgettes and squashes, along with chillis, tomatoes and onions. The potatoes have ‘legged it’ and need earthing up again, which will have to wait until tomorrow.
I also got back out on the road tonight. It was amazingly easy after spending a week on a bike; the hills were not their usual effort and I could keep up quite a pace. I also weighed myself today, with some trepidation I must add because I did stray from the Dukan path last week, but only slightly. I’ve lost a further 2lbs and now I’m down to 12stone and 10lbs, so a loss of 1 stone and 4lbs altogether.
Another job for the mindful frugal was to go through every receipt of everything we spent in France and log it. I’m sure it’s quarter of what we used to spend on holidays. We treated ourselves to a meal in Roscoff of a mountain of sea food but other than that one meal out, we ate and lived as modestly as we do at home.
Before I go, here’s a couple more photos from France, the one above is the sea food inside the supermarket and the one below is the sea food inside the restaurant. Dearly Beloved is here, checking out his dinner, we didn’t count them on the way in and on the way out………..but we may well of eaten one or two of them.