Live Below the Line: Day 5, Final Day

I have made it through Day 5 of the Live Below the Line challenge!! I was in much better spirits today than yesterday, it must be because I could see the light at the end of the tunnel and my coffee headache was pretty much gone today. The day started off again by taking a banana and 2 boiled eggs into work to have as breakfast and for 2 snacks throughout the day, these 3 things cost me 28p. I love bananas but I have eaten so many eggs this week that I did not enjoy but they kept me from being hungry. It also didn't help that Krispy Kreme doughnuts were delivered in the office... everyone else was enjoying a nice doughnut and there I was with a stinky egg! They did save me some though and I will enjoy it tomorrow. I am sticking to the challenge... I made it this far I can wait 1 more day to enjoy the yummy doughnut. For lunch I made an attempt at egg drop soup and it cost me 15p to make... it didn't come out exactly like it would at a Chinese restaurant but it actually tasted pretty good. I prepared my soup last night and had a nice little surprise when I counted up how many sausages I had left and found that there was 1 extra in the pack and decided to add it in to my soup.  The soup definitely didn't look pretty and the pasta soaked up a lot of the broth but colleagues said it smelled nice. It was a lot better than the pasta veg soup that I couldn't finish earlier in the week and kept me full for the rest of the day. For dinner I saved the best for last, my version of a full English breakfast while living below the line and only cost me 53p to make, my most expensive meal of the week! I roasted my 2 small potatoes with 4 sausages in the oven and fried up 2 eggs and served with what was left of my beans. I don't think the tin of beans was really 420g but I didn't weigh out tonight's beans so I will never know. I'm glad I saved this meal for my last dinner of living below the line and it was pretty good. Total spent today for my food came in at 96p! So now that the challenge is complete it will be weird to go back above the line tomorrow and be able to have choice again, something I never really valued but I do now. I love that I have taken part in this challenge and it has given me a glimpse of what people in extreme poverty living below the line have to deal with on a daily basis.  I hope that by blogging my experience of living below the line that it has raised awareness for those 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty conditions. Today has been my best day for sponsorships but I hope people keep giving, you can donate up to the end of June.  I want to thank every one that has sponsored me... you are helping to make a difference.

Sponsorship total today: £115!! :)

Sponsorship total so far: £233!

Please sponsor me if you can! :)



  1. Well done, and that breakfast/tea looks fantastic.

    I got excited when I realised I had an extra slice of bread in my loaf, I thought there was 21 and really I had 22....woop!!

    And now....back to 'Above the Line' and a bagel and coffee for breakfast.

    Sue xx