Sunday, 5 May 2013

My Housemate Tries To Live On £1 A Day - Part Two

When we left off my housemate was failing miserably. As you can probably guess, this post will mainly be failures.

Day 3

I get home before housemate, he comes in with a whole bag full of vegetables - courgettes, brocolli, carrots etc, again from Waitrose. I ask him what are his big plans for this bag of vegetables, which obviously cost over a pound, brace yourselves guys - chicken & vegetable pasta. I also enquire what he did for lunch - he admitted failure and to buying a £3.50 pasta pack from M&S.

I told him, all this experiment is highlighting is that he eats a shit load of carbs, and what an extraordianary amount of pasta he eats. Anyway, I leave him to it - I'm baking cakes for my birthday at work - and he gets on with it. His idea of cooking is turning our electric hobs all the way to 9 and frying chicken and boiling veg and pasta. Sometimes I sneak in and turn the temperature down, sometimes I let him burn things to prove a point. Petty orrrr extremely helpful?

Anyway here is the final product, which you'll note looks exactly like his other pasta meal:

Day 4

I missed this day because it was my birthday and I came home steaming drunk. So much so that Lee put me on the sofa and I fell off, I then proceeded to demand a cup of tea, eat a McDonalds and then did the running man in various places around the flat.

Day 5.

Extremely hungover and needing some light relief from work I email housemate and ask about the dinner he had yesterday: Steak.

Clearly given up. 4 days in and he's resorted to steak. Now, I never buy steak so I'm not 100% sure of their cost but they are definitely over £1. I can't blame him, a diet of pasta for 4 days solid would turn anyone crazy, but I am disappointed in his lack of learning. Housemate, if you're reading this - try meal plans.


  1. Haha, I think his first mistake was shopping at Waitrose... x

  2. Steak? I'm pretty sure we don't eat steak much because it's expensive...Poor guy!

    And Happy belated Birthday. :)

    1. Thank you! Steak is so expensive, he really did terribly xxx

  3. I LOVE your drunken antics. Sounds so much like me. Happy Birthday lovely!

    ellie | mantrapixie | x

    1. Thank you! I was such a state hahah! xxx

  4. I would love to see your running man haha xx

  5. This is hysterical. Why eat so much pasta!? At least he got some veggies in, even if it cost more than £1... and your drunken birthday evening sounds hilarious. xx

  6. It's nice he got some veggies! Hilarious about you on your birthday, thats soooo how I always think my birthday will end up but the past two birthdays I've spent carrying my girlfriends home after they've gotten so drunk they mistake regular cars for taxis and run up to them trying to haul them down - yeah, crazy.

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  7. When I was at uni and on my last £20, I bought these £1.50 ready meals from Iceland... chicken chow mein mostly. It was shameful and definitely not nutritious... but they kept me alive... haha! x x


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