Quantity not quality today…

That was my approach in my flower purchasing today when I did the weekly shop!

I do buy flowers most weeks but as I shop in Lidl I am able to do this without spending a fortune and I only get one or two bunches each week, £4-5 covers it (sometimes less if I still have plenty from the week before) and I get a good couple of weeks out of each bunch of flowers I buy as I change the water regularly and cut them down to extend their life.

That said I bought chrysanthemums today which I rarely buy as they are not my favourite flower but I still had daffs in the bathroom from last week, the one bunch of roses I bought last week (split in to two vases and padded out with greenery from the garden) were going to be cut down and would last another week so I decided on the neglected chrysanthemum today.

Purple ones, white ones, yellow ones (and the roses cut down)

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So quantity rather than quality this week but I think that’s okay once in a while!

Menu plan for the week was decided this morning before I went to Lidl:

Today:   Vegetarian mousssaka, red cabbage and red onion coleslaw, potato wedges

Sunday:  Roast pork and all the usual

Monday:   Chick pea burgers, rice and salad

Tuesday:   Scone based pizza

Wednesday:  Caramelised onion and goats cheese flan

Thursday:  Tuna pasta salad (Flo’s favourite which we have once a week and is the deal for her eating meals on other evenings which are not her favourite food!)

Friday:  Home made chip supper night.

Other than that I am spending the weekend doing my OU marking as I am out at a school all next week.    I will try and get some sewing done tonight though.

I hope you are all having a good weekend.

Until tomorrow….

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6 thoughts on “Quantity not quality today…

  1. colour blocking flowers – something else we have in common!
    I agree that sometimes you just want a lot of flowers in the house, doesn’t matter too much what they are.
    I have a max amount I will allow myself to spend on flowers during weekly shop, and that is £8. Came to that amount because it meant I could often manage to get 3 bunches for that (usually shop in Asda, but if I’m in Waitrose I’m lucky to get two). It also means if I want to choose a “luxury” bouquet then I was able to do that.

    Chrysanths are the only flower I won’t buy at this time of year. It’s one of my Ber month flowers, so from September – December I will buy them if I fancy some, but never in spring or summer. One of my ‘things’. I used to love them, but now I’m not a fan. Too many florists use them to pad out beautiful bouquets and it’s made me dislike them. Yep, I realise that makes me sound totally stupid, but I just got sick of them.

    Thank you so, so much for your comment yesterday. I try to keep my blog posts happy, and replies to comments non argumentative and jolly, but ooh, sometimes it isn’t easy! I appreciated your show of support :O) xxx

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    1. I agree with what you say about florists using them to pad out beautiful bouquets. The supermarkets too. You often see beautiful bouquets of lilies and roses with 4 chrysanths stuck in and it ruins the whole arrangement.

      Even my husband expressed surprise when I came home with them yesterday ‘but you never buy those flowers, you say they are garage forecourt flowers’. I think they worked for me this week because I bought all chrysanths and a lot of them so they are working for me in bulk!! I think the reason I went off them is because they reminded me, for too long, of hospitals and nursing homes – two places my mother spent most of the last three years of her life – and visitors only seem to bring the sick and the elderly chrysanths! Why is that?! I used to make sure my mum had a continual supply of red carnations as these were the flowers she had in her wedding bouquet and she loved them.

      You are very welcome about yesterday, I meant all I said. Life would be oh so joyless if we couldn’t have a few small non-essential things that bring us a little bit of pleasure.

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  2. It’s hard to kill Lidl flowers off isn’t it and considering they don’t cost that much to start with you always get your moneys worth out of them. I don’t mind Chrysanths, but I know what you mean. They are certainly over-used in boquets. I might have to pop round for tea on Monday! xx

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