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I usually find myself having to do every 4 weeks. It's shit.
That's like 50p a meal, isn't it?
i barely ate and had about 7-8 smokes per day to keep me going.
How much do you spend on fags?
of course back then you could get a loaf of bread for under 20p i lived on that with occasional fruit.
there was some home brewed beer from the previous year that someone had made which i drank too, it was pretty fruity.
I walk instead of busing it in to town (fucking killer)
and I eat porridge with watered milk for both brekkie & lunch. Beans or if I'm lucky miso soup with some defrosted pork in it for dinners.
so amusing to see he also goes down the porridge route
just not bills/rent and stuff
do it regularly.
just stay in all the time other than having to work, and make my own sandwiches for lunch.
Not fun, walking everywhere, living off cheap cereals and cheap bread and water.
So I guess if I left earlier and fixed up my bike, I could cycle to work. Not saying that I could live on £10 a week, though. I like the expensive biscuits. Biking would save me a tenner a week, though.
Fuck the expensive biscuits! It's Asda own brand!
i pretty much do this. just about.
which the guy in the article did also.
otherwise i buy soup or bagels/cheese at the beginning of the week.
What's that Iceland beer like? Taste like piss?
although i would have to change my lifestyle and give up my job, also my family would not tolerate this.
I used to live really cheaply....it would be quite ok if you stayed in a small tent and werent hassled by authorities for camping, and were able to cook on an open fire....however the authorities would frown upon this and try to hassle you to stop it.
I'm pretty sure that I do this anyway. Hmm.
I don't drink much (maybe one big night a month at the moment, especially now due to finals etc.), I buy basic foodstuffs and cook from scratch, and I don't really buy anything that expensive apart from gig tickets and maybe one new (by which I mean secondhand) item of clothing a month.
I'd say my weekly average is closer to £15-£20, now I look through some receipts, but there are still weeks where I wouldn't be going out and I'd probably only just break a tenner. Like, this past week, from Friday to today, I've spent £17.20.
and did a big shop just beforehand, then yes.
keeps it down to a one gig a week limit though and it would have to be mates' bands.
There is something appealing about sandwiches made from crusts: deeply ingrained into my post-Thatcherite, joyless, protestant-work-ethic mindset is the sense I should eat every last scrap of horrible, possibly stale, food that I can glean for free before spending any money
lol. He just ate the crusts. Articles like this make me die a little inside.
Fair enough he admits that it's no better than a kind of social tourism, but seriously, is he saying that he normally throws the end bits from a loaf of bread away?!
Where the fuck do ethics come into it? There's no reason you're being more "ethical" by spending a tenner a week at all.
depriving others of their livelihood by not spending any money
and I lived handsomely.
but it'd have to be a pretty big tenner, ho ho ho.
Fortunately I like chickpeas because I'm going to be subsisting on them.
you can get 4 boil-in-the-bags from any Polish shop for about 69p. Even cheaper in bulk.
cos you wouldnt need alcahol if you grew your own
as long as you don't sell it...
but i don't want to. i prefer to work and have money than not work and have no money..
Three cartons of milk- $1.50
8 Sausage rolls- £1
Breakfast- bumper back of wheat biscuits from Sainsbury's- less than a quid.
Pasta- one packet, 50p.
Bacon- £2 for eight rashers- or four meals.
Four pack of soup- £2.
All the "cheap and cheerful" brands. That's not how I do it every week- even though I can do it that way. I usually spend about £15 Probably the best tip I can offer is buy stuff in bulk- then you won't have to buy it for next week. Saves you more money in the long run.
Livin' la vida loca!
its not fun, but its sustainable, would never be able to do that every week, its not unusual for me to spend £10 a day in a week
Easy, as long as i didn't have to do it the next week. Just eat peppers, bread, milk and drink orange juice, use candles instead of electricity, make my own music and not go out.
most of the time i live on more than that as i go out and stuff, but i've no doubt i could live on less than a tenner. i'd just eat bread and marmite all week.
this guy's a prick. he cheats all the way through the test, complains that seven nights indoors in a row is "hard" and doesn't take his little girl swimming because it might mess up the experiment. like, you got your wife to pay for half the shopping so you could fool yourself that you stuck to it, why not get her to pay for the swimming too?
and complaining that sometimes he can't get to the office without spending £50? Guardian journalists live in a different world entirely.
hes a man. and he reads grazia.
what a prick.
The Guardian guy sounded like a tosser didn't he- I bet he's recently gone 'green' and will no doubt pen an article about how expensive solar panels are and how great it is to haggle his local Polish Green Grocer out of 15 pence.
bye bye beer and smokes
like over a hundred on a bad week. And I don't have a job, and my rent is more than my loan, and I've spent my overdraft.
I'm going to try it the first week I'm back. I need to sort my awful life out before I get put in a debtor's prison for living like a miniature prince.
Blew my £1000 overdraft by the end of the first term. When I'd turned 16 my parents gave me access to the fund they'd been building up since I was a baby - I spent all £3k of that by the time I was 18. So since my second year I've been pretty frugal, spending only about 2/3 of my monthly budget, but it's still only partly eating into the massive debt I'll have as soon as I graduate.