It's no secret, nor is it something peculiar to us, but we are a little strapped for cash.
OK so this isn't a great way to be but it isn't all bad.
It has provoked a further de-cluttering of the house as I scour it for things I can sell on eBay - don't stand still too long I may list you.
I'm also finally working through the drawers full of stockpiled free samples. I always thought I was keeping them for guests who may have forgotten something. But now I have no spare room and it's my skin that is becoming the pampered guest.
I shop in Iceland for frozen veg, I must say I do pack it all in a Waitrose bag and I am sure I have muttered more than once: 'Come on Isobel let's go to Waitrose now'.
I take a packed breakfast and lunch to work which obviously will have me at supermodel proportions very soon, so even I will take up less space at home.