Week 47

WEEK 47 – Grand Total = £11.53

Monday 23rd February – Day 312 – Total Cost = £0.58

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  • Tea @home
  • 5 teas @ work
  • 1 x glass of white wine – Roeno Chardonnay = €50 per case = €4.17 per bottle = €0.69 per glass ~= £0.58
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Tuesday 24th February – Day 313 – Total Cost = £0.58

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  • 1 Tea @home
  • 4 teas @ work
  • 1 glass of white wine – Roeno, as above = £0.58
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Wednesday 25th February – Day 314 – Total Cost = £1.33

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  • Tea @home
  • 3 tea @work
  • 1 pint milk @station = 75p (cheaper than a bottle of water)
  • 1 glass of white wine – Roeno, as above = £0.58
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Thursday 26th February – Day 315 –  Total Cost = £5.00

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  • Tea @home
  • 3 tea @work
  • tea for two @bromptonFoodMarket = £5.00
  • 1 whisky @home – present £0.00
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Friday 27th February – Day 316 – Total Cost = £2.88

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  • tea @station = £1.60
  • 4 teas @work
  • 2 bottle of carlsberg @work
  • 1 glass of white wine – roeno la fratte as before = £0.58
  •  1 glass of red wine ? no idea what so will assume £0.70
  • 1 peppermint tea

Saturday 28th February – Day 317 – Total Cost = £0.58

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  • 4 tea @home
  • 1 tea @sister’s
  • 1 glass white wine – roeno as before = £0.58
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Sunday 29th February – Day 318 – Total Cost = £0.58

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  • 5 Tea @home
  • 1 glass of white wine – roeno as before = £0.58
  • 2 peppermint tea @home

WEEK 47 – Grand Total = £11.53

Week 46 – Austria!

WEEK 46 – Grand Total = €49.74     = £36.59

This week is a little hard to cost, as we were sharing a holiday flat (Ferienwohnung) with some very good friends and they provided most of the wine…  I’ll have a guess; not helped by it being many months ago, as I’m way overdue finishing this year…

Monday 16th February – Day 319 – Total Cost = €8.48

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  • 2 Teas @ferienwohnung
  • Hot chocolate 2.90
  • Helles 3,80
  • 2 glass red wine  Avio (€32 for 6 bottles = €0.89 per glass = €1.78)
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Tuesday 17th February – Day 320 – Total Cost = €12.28

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  • 2 x Tea @ferienwohnung
  • Helles €3,80 x 2
  • 2 glasses red Avio €1.78 as before
  • Hot chocolate  – €2.90
  • 1 peppermint tea @ferienwohnung

Wednesday 18th February – Day 321 – Total Cost = €7.70

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  • 2 x Tea @ferienwohnung
  • Hot chocolate x 2 = €2.90 x 2 = €5.80
  • 2 glasses red – Nero D’Avola €1.90 for 2 glasses
  • peppermint tea @ferienwohnung

Thursday 19th February – Day 322 –  Total Cost = €7.90

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  • 2 x Tea @ferienwohnung
  • Small draught Helles €3
  • 3 bottles beer marzen… Supermarket ~€2
  • Hot chocolate €2.90

Friday 20th February – Day 323 – Total Cost = €7.38

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  • 1 tea @ferienwohnung
  • Hot.chocolate  €2.90
  • Apfel schorle  mittelstation €2.70
  • Red wine  Avio. 2 glasses €1.78 as before
  • 1 peppermint tea

Saturday 21st February – Day 324 – Total Cost = €6

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  • Tea @Ferienwohnung
  • 2 coffees after lunch @friends
  • Tea @cousin-in-law’s
  • 2 glasses red @laScala restaurant = €6
  • 1 glass champagne @cousin-in-law’s
  • 2 glass Valpolicella @cousin-in-law’s

Sunday 22nd February – Day 325 – Total Cost = €0.00

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  • Tea & Coffee @cousin-in-law’s
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

WEEK 46 – Grand Total = €49.74     = £36.59

Week 45

WEEK 45 – Grand Total = £19.25

Monday 9th February – Day 312 – Total Cost = £0.90

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  • Tea @home
  • 3 teas @ work
  • 1 bottle peroni = 90p
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Tuesday 10th February – Day 313 – Total Cost = £0.90

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  • Tea @home
  • 4 teas @ work
  • 1 bottle peroni = 90p
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Wednesday 11th February – Day 314 – Total Cost = £2.80

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  • Tea @home
  • 3 tea @work
  • 1 large cappuccino @Le Pain Quotidien = £2.80
  • Taken out for dinner @Gees
    • Prosecco
    • 3 glasses of red wine
  • 2 peppermint tea @home

Thursday 12th February – Day 315 –  Total Cost = £10.35

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  • Tea @home
  • 3 tea @work
  • round of coffees @somewhere = £9.45
  • 1 bottle of peroni = 90p
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Friday 13th February – Day 316 – Total Cost = £0.90

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  • 1 tea @home
  • 4 teas @work
  • 1 bottle of carlsberg @work
  • 1 bottle of peroni @home = 90p
  • 1 peppermint tea

Saturday 14th February – Day 317 – Total Cost = £2.00

Off to Austria for Skiing!

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  • 2 tea @home
  • 2 coffees at friends outside Munich
  • 2 schnapps – complimentary from Ferienwohnung.
  • 3 glasses wine – merlot ~£2
  • Half  a beer (made by our good friend Frank!)

Sunday 15th February – Day 318 – Total Cost = £2.30

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  • 2 Tea @Ferienwohnung
  • Half a  hot chocolate  €1.40 = £1
  • 2 glasses red wine merlot £1.30
  • 1 peppermint tea @Ferienwohnung

WEEK 45 – Grand Total = £19.25

Week 44

WEEK 44 – Grand Total = £20.30

Monday 2nd February – Day 305 – Total Cost = £0.00

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  • Tea @home
  • 5 teas @ work
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Tuesday 3rd February – Day 306 – Total Cost = £2.21

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  • 1 Tea @the station = £1.60
  • 4 teas @ work
  • 1 glasses of white wine – Zaccagnini = €5 per bottle = 61p per glass
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Wednesday 4th February – Day 307 – Total Cost = £5.00

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  • Tea @home
  • 3 tea @work
  • 1 flat white @Roots&Bulbs = £2.50
  • 1 Tea @Fernandes = £2.50
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Thursday 5th February – Day 308 –  Total Cost = £6.66

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  • Tea @home
  • 3 tea @work
  • 1 flat white and 1 cappucino @Roots&Bulbs = £5.00
  • 1 bottle First Call – Badger  = 3 for £5 = £1.66
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Friday 6th February – Day 309 – Total Cost = £5.60

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  • tea @station = £1.60
  • 4 teas @work
  • 1 bottle of carlsberg @work
  • 2 bottles of Innes & Gunn @home = £4
  • 1 peppermint tea

Saturday 7th February – Day 310 – Total Cost = £0.00

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  • 4 tea @home
  • 2 coffee @sister’s
  • out for dinner.
    • 1 cooper’s IPA
    • 2 Curious Brew
    • 1 St Peters Best
    • 1 (maybe 2…) glasses of Muscat)

Sunday 8th February – Day 311 – Total Cost = £0.83

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  • 4 Tea @home
  • 1 coffee @home
  • 1/2 bottle of Badger First Call  (not sure why only half a bottle.  can only assume that I shared it, either with a guest     or with gravy/stew or something) = £0.83p
  • 2 peppermint tea @home

WEEK 44 – Grand Total = £20.30

Week 43

WEEK 43 – Grand Total = £30.45

Monday 26th January – Day 298 – Total Cost = £1.15

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  • Tea @home
  • 4 teas @ work
  • 1 apple juice = 50p
  • 1 glass of white wine – Ciro – Librandi = 65p
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Tuesday 27th January – Day 299 – Total Cost = £3.80

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  •  Tea @home
  • 5 teas @ work
  • 1 cappuccino @Roots&Bulbs = £2.50
  • 2 glasses of white wine – Ciro – Librandi =£1.30p
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Wednesday 28th January – Day 300!!! – Total Cost = £1.60

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  • Tea @home
  • 5 tea @work
  • 1 bottle of Badger – First Call = £1.60
  • 2 peppermint tea @home

Thursday 29th January – Day 301 –  Total Cost = £0.00

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  • Tea @home
  • 5 tea @work
  • 1 bottle of peroni @work
  • At Awards dinner
    • 2 glass red wine
    • 1 glass white wine
    • 1 peppermint tea @home

Friday 30th January – Day 302 – Total Cost = £3.10

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  • tea @home
  • 4 teas @work
  • 1 bottle of peroni @work
  • 2 glasses of white wine – pecorino – @€6 per bottle = 1€ per glass, ~=£0.80 = £1.60
  • 1 glass sloe gin – hmmm…  about £1.50?
  • 1 peppermint tea

Saturday 31st January – Day 303 – Total Cost = £15.60

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  • 4 tea @home
  • 1 coffee @home
  • 2 bottles of Lebanese Brew @Pomegranate Lebanese restaurant @£3.80 = £7.60
  • 1 martini @Café Tarifa = £8
  • 2 peppermint tea

Sunday 1st February – Day 304 – Total Cost = £4.80

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  • 5 Tea @home
  • 1 glass of red wine – Rioja = £4.80
  • 2 peppermint tea @home

WEEK 43 – Grand Total = £30.45

Week 42

WEEK 42 – Grand Total = £17.46

Monday 19th January – Day 291 – Total Cost = £3.15

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  • Tea @home
  • 3 teas @ work
  • cappuccino @Roots&Bulbs = £2.50
  • 1 glass of white wine – Ciro – Librandi = 65p
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Tuesday 20th January – Day 292 – Total Cost = £2.86

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  •  Tea @home
  • 2 teas @ work
  • 1 cappuccino @Roots&Bulbs = £2.50
  • 1 glass of red wine – Merlot = 36p
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Wednesday 21st January – Day 293 – Total Cost = £1.05

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  • Tea @home
  • 3 tea @work
  • Apple Juice – 50p
  • 1.5 glass red wine – Merlot ~£0.55p
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Thursday 22nd January – Day 294 –  Total Cost = £6.00

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  • Tea @home
  • 5 tea @work
  • 1 glass red wine – Dolcetto – @TheSampler – £6.00
  • 1 glass red wine other…  not paid for by me…
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Friday 23th January – Day 295 – Total Cost = £4.40

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  • tea @home
  • 4 teas @work
  • 1 flat white = £2.40
  • 1 bottle of corona @work
  • 1 bottle of Innis&Gunn = £2
  • 1 peppermint tea

Saturday 24th January – Day 296 – Total Cost = £0.00

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  • 2 tea @home
  • 2 x tea @in-law’s
  • 1 pint of HopHead @The Ship, Cobham – paid for
  • 2 glasses of red wine – pinot noir @in-laws
  • 1 peppermint tea

Sunday 25th January – Day 297 – Total Cost = £0.00

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  • 3 Tea @in-laws
  • 1/2 glass of red wine @in-laws
  • 1 tea @home
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

WEEK 42 – Grand Total = £17.46

What happened? a blogging pause….

So after about 9 months of occasionally being up to date the thinkwhileyoudrink blog went awfully quiet, and all (both?) of you who read it may have even noticed.  What happened?

The good news is that I didn’t die (pretty sure on that one) or contract a horrible disease… phew.   Instead, with the mortgage to pay etc, I went and got myself a job which turned out to effectively suck time from me, until I couldn’t even manage a weekly update.  It turns out that, when you work for a start-up, there is a certain inevitability of not having enough people to do everything (and not being able to afford to hire more).  So you end up trying to do it all anyway.  In my very first post, I highlighted that being ‘busy’ was not an excuse.  It turns out that it may not be a valid excuse, but it can still be a reason…

Bottom line is that said start-up and I parted ways 2 weeks ago, and so now I’ve absolutely no excuse (or valid reason), as I’ve clearly drunk some stuff between January and my birthday in April, and so I owe Oxfam and WaterAid (my chosen charities) some cash.

A slight (handily procrastinating) problem arose when I realised that I got a new phone in April, and hadn’t transferred all my notes.   I had noted everything drunk, just not written it up.  Except that I was pretty sure that I had transferred them, or somehow rescued them from my old phone, but for the life of me couldn’t remember how.  I hadn’t emailed them to myself, or taken numerous screenshots (still have no idea how to do that…).   Then, just as I was resigned (and secretly hoping…?) that I should just stump up the cash by taking a pro-rata amount from the first 9 months, I suddenly remembered that I had sync’d to Evernote, and so I do have them all.

I may experiment with a different format.  I don’t know what it’s like to read, but it’s extremely dull to write, and takes quite a long time.  So if I’m ever to persuade anyone else to do the challenge, it’s gotta be easier to record.  Suggestions welcome….  The other slight caveat is that I can barely remember 3 weeks ago, let alone 3 months, so there may be a few more question marks and assumptions.   Bear with me.  Thanks.

R

Week 41

WEEK 41 – Grand Total = £20.40

Start of a new job, and hence lots more coffee….

Monday 12th January – Day 284 – Total Cost = £0.65

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  • Tea @home
  • 3 teas @ work –
  • 1 glass of white wine – Ciro – Librandi = 65p
  • peppermint tea @home

Tuesday 13th January – Day 285 – Total Cost = £0.65

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  •  Tea @home
  • 2 teas @ work
  • 1 peppermint tea £2.00
  • 1 cappuccino  = £2.50
  • 1 glass of white wine – Ciro – Librandi = 65p
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Wednesday 14th January – Day 286 – Total Cost = £1.00

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  • Tea @home
  • 3 tea @work
  • 1 glass red wine San Clemente – Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva ~£1.00
  • 2 peppermint tea @home

Thursday 15th January – Day 287 –  Total Cost = £1.00

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  • Tea @home
  • 3 tea @work
  • 1 glass red wine San Clemente – Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva ~£1.00
  • 2 peppermint tea @home

Friday 16th January – Day 288 – Total Cost = £17.10

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  • tea @home
  • 3 teas @work
  • 1 bottle of peroni @work
  • 3 pints of moonlight @£3.40 = £10.20
  • 1 pint of Kingsdown @3.40
  • 1 pint of craft ale @3.50
  • 1 peppermint tea

Saturday 17th January – Day 289 – Total Cost = £0.00

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  • 3 tea @home
  • 1 coffee @home
  • birthday party
    • bottle of Bobby beer
    • 2 glasses red wine – not sure what
  • 2 peppermint tea

Sunday 18th January – Day 290 – Total Cost = £0.00

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  • 3 Tea @home
  • 2 coffee @parents
  • 1/2 glass of red wine montepulciano d’abruzzo – la piuma @parents
  • 2 peppermint tea @home

WEEK 41 – Grand Total = £20.40

Week 40

WEEK 40 – Grand Total = £9.48

still somewhat jetlagged, hence lots of tea…

Monday 5th January – Day 277 – Total Cost = £0.00

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  • 6 Tea @home
  • 3 peppermint tea @home

Tuesday 6th January – Day 278 – Total Cost = £1.67

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  • 6 Tea @home
  • 1 bottle of old speckled hen  = £1.67
  • 2 peppermint tea @home

Wednesday 7th January – Day 279 – Total Cost = £0.00

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  • 6 Tea @home
  • 1 glass red wine – Chateauneuf du Pape 2011  – very nice – present
  • 2 peppermint tea @home

Thursday 8th January – Day 280 –  Total Cost = £0.00

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  • 2 teas at home
  • 1 tea and 1 coffee at the ‘Salesforce Tower’ which had the biggest fish tank I’d ever seen.  And it was a fish tank, not an aquarium, whatever they say.  here’s a picture…
  • 18438_1108_heronaquarium
  • 2 glasses of red wine, as before
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Friday 9th January – Day 281 – Total Cost = £5.16

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  • 4 teas @home
  • 1 pint of Bitter Winter @theMagdalenArms = £3.50
  • 1 bottle of old Speckled Hen = £1.66
  • 1 dram of Laphroaig – present
  • 2 peppermint tea

Saturday 10th January – Day 282 – Total Cost = £2?

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  • 4 tea @home
  • 2.5 glasses red wine – can’t remember what it was… is that a good or bad sign?  probably about £2..
  • 2 peppermint tea

Sunday 11th January – Day 283 – Total Cost = £0.65

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  • 3 Tea @home
  • 2 coffee @home
  • 1 glass of white wine – Ciro – Librandi = 65p
  • 2 peppermint tea @home

WEEK 40 – Grand Total = £9.48

Week 39 – Malaysia to home…

WEEK 39 – Grand Total = £1.50 + RM45 = £9.83

long flights and jetlag….

Monday 29th December – Day 270 – Total Cost = RM30

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  • 2 Tea @hotel breakfast (probably an OJ in there too)
  • 2 glasses of Tiger Draught (watching the sun go down – see picture 🙂 = 2xRM15 = RM30
  • 1 tea in room
  • 1 peppermint tea

Tuesday 30th December – Day 271 – Total Cost = £0.00

Flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur…

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  • 2 tea @ hotel breakfast (included)
  • 1 tea @KL International Hotel in room – free

Wednesday 31st December – Day 272 – Total Cost = RM15

flight from KL to London.  13.5 hours of sleepless fun that was… so this was a very long day.

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  • 1 tea @Harrods @KL International Airport – which was a surprisingly good cup of tea for an asian airport = RM15
  • 3 glasses of red wine on flight.
  • 1 peppermint tea @home

Thursday 1st January – Day 273 –  Total Cost = £0.00

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  • Jet lag meant a very early start. so lots of tea in the morning – 4 @home
  • @brother’s for lunch – glass of white and 2 glasses of red.
  • new years day party @friends – fading slightly – so 1 glass prosecco.
  • 2 peppermint tea @ home

Friday 2nd January – Day 274 – Total Cost = £1.50

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  • 4 teas @home
  • 1 tea in town  = £1.50
  • 2 peppermint tea

Saturday 3rd January – Day 275 – Total Cost = £0.00

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  • 4 tea @home
  • 1 glass red wine (at belated family Christmas lunch) – Wine Society Montepulciano d’Abruzzo = £0.00
  • 2 peppermint tea

Sunday 4th January – Day 276 – Total Cost = £0.00

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  • 6(!) Tea @home
  • 2 peppermint tea @home

WEEK 39 – Grand Total = £1.50 + RM45 = £9.83