I promised to do a proper costs breakdown for my next post, but I just had lunch, and, well food was on my mind. As I mentioned previously, saving is paramount for this entire thing. I've managed to spend even less than 13Euros a day (that includes everything, ie. rent, bills etc) with this week hovering at 11.50Euros. That means, I've spent 1.50Euros on food. Yes, I have been eating tuna fish and pasta since the 3rd of July, however I ran out last night, and sat down to a plate of Gummy bears and left over chocolate biscuits, from my American housemates who left last week.
I've managed to find the Turkish (Turkische) bread at Lidl, which runs at 65cents for a big loaf, and lasts me two lunches. Onion dip seems to last about four days, and muesli lasts a week. Coping with the heatwave, I've found my morning coffee dregs mix in well with chocolate powder and milk, making a ... Refreshing afternoon drink. I think for my next food improv, I will take the remaining Gummy's and melt them like the Czechs do into Absinthe. So inventive, I know! I hardly call this abstinance, but, I am trying.
In other news, I really like Mark Twain:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?¢Ç¨Ñ¢t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowline. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
More sombre and technical post on costs next time, promise.