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Cacoethes 13-01-2023 11:58 AM

I usually go for the cheap foods anyway!
Can't do any cheaper than 35p bread and 16p spaghetti hoops!
The main bulk of the money goes on veggies for the piggies!
It is super stressful and I've been on the verge of tears all morning

not_so_insig 13-01-2023 12:19 PM

Beckie if you're really struggling there's always the option of a food bank. Or alternatively you could cut down on an exercise class and use that money for food. It's super important that you get food.

Elmer 13-01-2023 12:33 PM

I don't know how much of an option this is for you Beckie, but could you have a look on Too Good To Go? Places like Costa use it and you can get like 3 or 4 meals out of a bag if you're not too fussed about best before dates, and I know some supermarkets/smaller shops use it too and you can get lots of good veggies for the piggies.

Morning :) I hope everyone's days go alright and the weather stays nice! (Well, it's nice here)

tamobhuuta 13-01-2023 02:05 PM

This is gross but I was biting my nails and now I've got a bit stuck in my teeth :z

one_step_closer 13-01-2023 02:40 PM

I'm sorry you're struggling with money, Beckie. I think people have given some good advice, I don't have any more but I really hope you can work something out.

That sounds horrible, Kat. I'm sorry you're having to go through that. Hopefully you'll feel better when it's all done.

Lol, Tamo! It's tricky enough to get most things out of your teeth let alone a bit of fingernail!

not_so_insig 13-01-2023 03:22 PM

Lidl do a veggie box for 1.50 which contains a ton of veggies. You could use that to feed the guinea pigs and yourself Beckie. You have to be inventive to use what the guinea pigs cant/won't eat. They're only available before midday but if you have a lidl nearby then that's an option.

Also check out the app called Olio. People give out food on there for free. It will vary but you might get veggies there or if not some food for yourself.

Cacoethes 13-01-2023 03:30 PM

I have a lidl about a 25 min walk away.

I do look on too good to go, but things get snapped up super quickly. It's a small town but lots of people! I check it religiously!

Cutting down on classes is a complicated situation. Sadly not as easy as just not doing them

Elmer 13-01-2023 03:57 PM

Yeah, too good to go is more difficult in smaller places, I just wasn't sure if you had access to a bigger town.

I hope things go ok and you can get hold of enough food for the week. Do work ever have food left over/snacks that have passed their best before?

I'm trying to decide whether I can be arsed to do any more work today or if I'm going to veg out in front of some shit TV :')

Cacoethes 13-01-2023 07:33 PM

Not unless I get the bus or train. Which are generally pretty crap and obviously takes up a great deal of time!

Sometimes we have crisps that go off. And I know if I was really really stuck and I asked a manager, they would probably get me a meal. It's happened a few times when I've had a break and not been able to afford food that they've got me food.

Did you do any more work?
It's Friday so i think vegging out is a legit plan.

Cacoethes 14-01-2023 09:31 AM

Morning everyone!

tamobhuuta 14-01-2023 10:40 AM

Morning :) how are you?

Cacoethes 14-01-2023 10:41 AM

Not bad thanks.
Just waiting to go into taekwondo!


tamobhuuta 14-01-2023 10:42 AM

I'm ok. Just waiting for my meds.

tamobhuuta 14-01-2023 11:41 AM

Met A, someone I know from a mutual friend! The mental world is small!

Cacoethes 14-01-2023 11:51 AM

It is! Hospitals are like their own little social network!

I fell over at taekwondo
My dobok is quite long and the bottoms got wet on the walk there (it's raining) and i slipped over on them! Rather embarrassing! Went over backwards! XD
I'm totally fine though. No injuries! Just laughed and carried on!

tamobhuuta 14-01-2023 12:36 PM

Oh dear lol I'm glad you're not injured!

I'm hungry. I should eat something.

Cacoethes 14-01-2023 01:15 PM

Managed to fall on my bum. Plenty of padding! XD

Do you have any snacks? It'll be lunchtime now won't it?

tamobhuuta 14-01-2023 02:28 PM

I decided to wait for lunch. I had a cheese and pickle sandwich and I ate the whole thing so I get another tick on my self care chart.

one_step_closer 14-01-2023 02:46 PM

Well done Tamo. *high five* cheese and pickle is a good choice too.

Silly you, Beckie. I'm glad you're not hurt but you might get bruises that hurt later. You'll need to be rolling your dobok up at the legs to prevent wetness when walking. Is there not a place you can get changed? I usually get changed in the leisure centre if it's wet on a gym day.

Cacoethes 14-01-2023 02:53 PM


I had rolled them up!
Not really. There are toilets but it would be a hassle. And we don't have much time between going in and starting the lesson.

one_step_closer 14-01-2023 02:56 PM

Roll them right up to your knees!

tamobhuuta 14-01-2023 03:16 PM

It was the only veggie sandwich available!

one_step_closer 14-01-2023 04:01 PM

Did you like it though? Do they sometimes have other options? It must be hard being a vegetarian in hospital.

Pi.R^2 14-01-2023 04:21 PM

*summons Lio to share news of being a vegan in hospital* :P

long road 14-01-2023 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by Cacoethes (Post 4340268)
I had rolled them up!.

Wear wellies!

Elmer 14-01-2023 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by Pi.R^2 (Post 4340274)
*summons Lio to share news of being a vegan in hospital* :P

My advice is 'don't'.

I still can't eat veggie curry or dahl.

tamobhuuta 14-01-2023 05:25 PM

They do some odd options some days. Eg falafel with hash browns.

Cacoethes 14-01-2023 05:35 PM

I can't wear wellies to taekwondo!
I don't even own wellies XD

I gave up being veggie in hospital.
The meals were always spicy
I don't like spicy
Plus the options were generally ****

one_step_closer 14-01-2023 05:52 PM

My local hospital seems to alternate between macaroni cheese and cauliflower cheese for veggie meals. I think vegans get special tubs of things.

So windy here a couple of my bins have blown over but I think they're in a position where their lids won't open so hopefully they won't make a mess that will blow into my neighbours gardens.

Cacoethes 14-01-2023 07:30 PM

Being veggie and vegan is becoming more and more mainstream now, so hopefully the options will improve!

It's windy here too.
At least not raining anymore!

I'm about to make banana bread!

Zurg 14-01-2023 07:30 PM

It is rather windy tonight. Keep your eyes out for falling roof tiles, escaped trampolines and possibly a tornado containing feisty sharks!!! Or do like me and stay inside.

tamobhuuta 14-01-2023 07:56 PM

Have fun making banana bread Cacoethes.
The only outsiding I have to do is between car and buildings.

Cacoethes 14-01-2023 08:17 PM

Have you seen the last sharknado? (Might have been 4?) It is completely ridiculous. Even more so than the original! There's time travel!

It's in the oven now! Smells amazing!

nonperson 14-01-2023 08:59 PM

Is banana bread popular again after everyone got sick of it during lockdowns?

Cacoethes 14-01-2023 09:03 PM

I don't think so!
I've been craving it forever but nowhere sells it oddly enough!
But today was the day i bothered to make it! Clearly meant to be as there was only ONE tub of baking soda left and ONE bag of the cheap caster sugar. The branded ones were twice the price!

nonperson 14-01-2023 09:09 PM

Just freakily came across this Facebook post too


Maybe everyone has new year baking resolutions.

Cacoethes 14-01-2023 09:33 PM

That's so weird!

I don't do new year's resolutions because I'm #edgy #notlikeothergirls
Seriously though, I'm epic so don't need to change :-p :cool:

I think I'll make it more bananery next time! I followed the recipe but i think it could do with another banana. Still tasty though!

nonperson 14-01-2023 09:52 PM

You could always put some extra banana slices on top.

I don't do resolutions either. Not because I'm edgy though I just know I won't stick to them so why bother disappointing myself even more =P

Tbh honest banana makes me want to vom. I'm surprised I'm tolerating this conversation XD

Cacoethes 14-01-2023 10:46 PM

Oooh that's a good idea!

Fair enough!

Lol. I love a banana!

long road 15-01-2023 12:55 AM

Banana is my favourite fruit. Once as a student I ate an entire bunch of bananas while studying, however I would not recommend eating that many...

Maybe you could mash a banana and spread it on the bana bread? I used to do that on toast as a kid.

Also if sharknado 4 has time travel I totally have to watch it now! The original was soooo bad it was freaking awesome.

long road 15-01-2023 01:00 AM

Also Beckie maybe you could get gators? They are waterproof leg sleeves for your lower leg. And you could easily fold them up before taekwondo people saw you.

I however think wellies are always awesome. Although I guess getting them off to do the taekwondo could be troublesome and lead to more chaos. But then I have never been stylish.

Cacoethes 15-01-2023 09:27 AM

For weird shark films, watch House Shark.
It is frickin absurd. Makes sharknado look oscar worthy!

I thought you meant like actual alligators for a moment there! Was wondering how that would actually help XD

morning everyone!

Zurg 15-01-2023 10:27 AM

Well, i suppose a lot of circumstances would improve if we each had our own alligator. Just sayin'….!!!

Morning Beckie :)
How is life today??

Pi.R^2 15-01-2023 10:39 AM

Love your reasoning for not having resolution Beckie!!

Morning all :)

Cacoethes 15-01-2023 10:42 AM

I think so!
I could put it in the bath!

Not too bad thanks!
How about you?

Haha! Thanks Jenna!
And good morning! How are you?

Zurg 15-01-2023 11:11 AM

I would use mine for answering the door when annoying people knock :D and to get a whole seat for myself when using public transport!!!

I'm okay. I decided to go food shopping before the storm intensifies later today. And i've just had a cookie which obviously improves everything and anything :)

Morning Jenna :)

not_so_insig 15-01-2023 12:17 PM

I have crocodile burgers in my freezer. Plus Kangaroo meatballs and sausages.

tamobhuuta 15-01-2023 12:37 PM

Morning guys, just checking in. Things have got a bit weird here!

Pi.R^2 15-01-2023 01:10 PM

Oh no, what’s up tamo?

tamobhuuta 15-01-2023 01:18 PM

I mean on this thread!

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