Being the tightwad that I am, we’re mostly eating food we’ve brought with us. We need fresh veggies and checked out the local shops and saw the self same supplier ‘Prince de Bretagne’ on the boxes and hoped we’d buy locally. I think €3 for a cabbage or cauli a bit steep so yesterday, we made do with tinned veg. Butter locally is €2.50 for 250g and again, I didn’t buy it.
Today, we drove a short distance to the town of Morlaix, which has a big population and all the supermarkets. We went to two, Le Clerc which I’d compare to Sainsbury’s and sells everything and next door was Lidl. We did a bit of comparison. Butter in Le Clerc was €1.50 and the same butter was €1. 15 in Lidl. I know it’s the basics but we still need to stick to a budget.
We’ve stocked up on bleach and anti mousse to try and clean the out side of the house. We’ve got hard water here so I’ve bought vinegar as a softener for the rinse cycle and to keep the calcification at bay.
Supper will be rabbits liver, cooked with lardons and some gravy. Again, really expensive but they pay a premium for offal here as it’s so enjoyed.
Found this, but didn’t buy it. How nice of them to have a jam named after my street!
Along with that, we’ll be painting the kitchen, fitting some cupboards and generally getting on with it.
There’s some more photos on my Facebook community page.
Love Froogs xxxxx