Terry and I receive our money fortnightly and it is not a fortune. When we first moved here, we really struggled to budget our money. After a while, we decided to buy our groceries for the following fortnight on money day, pay any bills and any remaining money would pay for our smokes. On money day, having done our gruelling shop, we sit at the kitchen table to admire and unpack our purchases. This is the only time we have an alcoholic drink and I find we take comfort in this custom. It is a time when we can relax, not feel especially broke and have fun making up the meals that can be cooked with our current purchases. When we were working in London and earning good money, I would spend almost as much as our current fortnightly food budget on a huge bunch of exotic flowers. I do not miss those days of profligacy but understand, now, that I am a grasshopper by nature and must take care to appreciate what I have.