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Been playing with the ONS figures again......

What contributes most (upwardly) to the figure of 2%??

I'll give you Numbers 2 & 3 but what is Number 1?

(December Figures used and ONS weightings applied)

1. ???

2. Operation of Personal Transport Equipment

3. Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels

So what have we all missed that is having more effect on our lives than the rocketing petrol and domestic fuel bills we face? The result is obviously surprising otherwise I wouldn't have posted, but it yet again proves what a waste of time the official inflation stats are......

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Shopping in Sainsburys last night I was shocked to find the Covent Garden soups have shot up to £1.95 each just for a small carton!!. Food prices are just zooming up!!

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The answer is (you'll probably think this boring now....)

Eating & Drinking Out + Snacks/Takeaways

Remember I did use the ONS weightings. We spend twice as much (apparently) on this category than mainitaining/running our cars and FOUR times as much as domestic fuel bills!!!!

Includes everything on this list:

Restaurant main course Restaurant sweet course

Restaurant cup of coffee Pub meals (hot and cold)

Pub cold snack Burgers in bun – eat in

Restaurant lunch

Fish and chips Pasties / savoury pies

Burgers in bun - takeaway Kebabs

Sandwiches Coffee

Tea Caffe latte

Ethnic take-away Pizza delivery / takeaway

Soft drinks Crisps

Cinema popcorn

Draught bitter Draught lager

Draught stout Draught cider

Bottled lager Bottled cider

Whisky Vodka

Wine Champagne

Liqueurs Spirit based drink


Soft drinks

Fizzy drinks Fruit juice

Bottled mineral water

Cost of catering for a function

Staff restaurant main course Staff restaurant dessert/pudding

Staff restaurant hot snack Staff restaurant sandwich

Staff restaurant soft drink

Prices for school meals

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Wedding cakes

I hear co-habiting is just soooo 1990's

Yup--Vicars are getting overbooked on weddings. Moving into an era where "committment" might start to mean something? Hope so.

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