What a lovely mild day we have again today. Long may it continue then we can all save on the heating bills. I had a bit of a shock yesterday when the electricity bill dropped onto the mat. Where we live we have a meter but pay our bill bi-annually in March and September to a third party. I have realised that our annual bill this year is over £560. As this is just for cooking, the computer and one electric fire in the lounge ( our heating runs on LPG) it seems a bit excessive. I use the microwave a lot rather than the oven, have a battery powered radio, switch off lights and we watch TV for no more than 2 hours in the evening; usually the 9pm dramas and then the news. So how can I save? We can't change supplier, we have no control over that and we are charged 11p per unit used, so how? I think the answer lies in switching things off as soon as possible. For example, switching the clock off on the microwave, turning off the computer hub, and the printer (often on standby) then see how we go. If I can save just one unit per day that will give us an annual saving of £40.15 I have taken a reading of the meter and will check our usage on a monthly basis. Any tips please folks?
When we were on holiday last week DH developed a craving for a bacon buttie. Well, I refuse to let him cook bacon in the motorhome because a) it smells for days after and b) he makes such a mess and never cleans it up! His Dad had given us an electric frying pan so we put it outside on the grass then in went the contents of a packet of bacon. The result was acceptable (more practise required, I think, ;-))
Anyhow, DH then wanted brown sauce on his buttie so tootled off to the campsite shop and came back with this....
I carefully peeled off the label to reveal....spot the difference?....
YOU HAVE BEEN DONE MATE!
We have a communal car park here with recycling bins for paper, glass, plastic and tins with 2 wheelie bins for anything else. This morning I found a wheelie bin full to bursting and on top was a plastic bag full of glass bottles, plastic milk cartons and beer cans. As the recycling bins are in exactly the same location, literally an arms length away, I felt quite cross that someone just couldn't be ar*ed to pop the things through the holes.....ggrrrr...I did it myself in 10 seconds flat and the wheelie bin lid closed easily. Honestly some people are so lazy and uncaring. They are probably the ones who will complain when we get rats.
Ok rant over, thanks for popping in x