£1 a day

We're taking the challenge of living below the extreme poverty line, spending just £1 a day, to raise money for charity, but also to experience it and enhance our compassion. People all over the world have less than £1 a day to live on, which has to provide food, shelter and utilities. We have so much provided for us, but we are going to eat for just £1 a day. The challenge doesn't begin until May 2012, but you can read about last years experience here.

Our Final Decadent Day of 'Above the Line' Living

Sunday, 1 May 2011

So today is our final day of living 'above the line' before our challenge begins. I thought it would be interesting to share what we have eaten as a comparison for the rest of the week so that you don't assume we all eat very little anyway.

We aren't including the kids in the challenge (horrifyingly we wouldn't even be able to afford formula for Elisha, let alone any food!) so here is what Matt and I ate so far today:

eggs x 2 - 40p
toast (with butter) x 3 - 21p
Bread x 2 - 7p
butter - 5p
cheese - 40p
onion - 15p
sweet chilli sauce - 12p
Krispy Kreme donut -83p
Hunters chicken casserole - £3
roasted veg - 40p
Potato au gratin - 75p
Toy story easter egg - £1.50
Ribena - 10p
Red Wine - 62p
Total = £8.60

egg - 20p
toast (with butter)x 2 - 12p
Krispy Kreme donut -83p
passionfruit kefir - 5p
Hunters chicken casserole - £3
roasted veg - 40p
Potato au gratin - 75p
Red wine - 62p
Total = £5.97

This is of course, assuming that we don't eat anything else today (I've factored in dinner which is already in the slow cooker). If we do, obviously I'll have to update.

We probably will as we are going to someone's house for tea and cakes this afternoon. How do you factor in how much a cake someone else made cost? Is it rude to ask them how much they paid for it?

Probably yes.

I'll just have to make an educated guess...


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