Spending Diary 4th to 10th May 2020

Hi everybody, I spent a lot more money this week than previous weeks. I’m beginning to really see an increase in my food shopping, though admittedly my food shopping habits have changed too. I’ve got to be careful and not let things run away from me. 04/05/2020 My flat mate had returned and had some […]

Spending Diary of 27th April to 3rd May 2020

Hi everybody, This week involved payday, a day possibly better than Christmas based on the fact it happens 12 times a year (on average). I am so lucky to be getting a wage during this time and I definitely appreciate it and am so grateful. I’m trying to do some good with it. Anyway, I’ll […]

Spending Diary 13th – 19th April 2020

Hi everybody! This is going to be a very short and boring blog post because here is the total of what I’ve spent this week. 13/04/2020 Last week I placed an order with a local independent coffee shop shut because of Covid-19 for a 6 pack of Oatly Barista style oat milk as it’s my […]

Financial Review of Weeks 13, 14, 15, 16 (I’m sorry for the delay)

Here’s the thing about working 7 days a week. Even when the 6th and 7th days of working total just 8 hours you find you lack the time to get everything done. My Blog has taken the hit. I will proceed with the financial reviews: FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING Pizza, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Cookies, Bread, […]

I’ll Drink Anything, As Long As It’s Poisonous

I am re-reading Alexis Hall’s ‘In The Red’ for something like the 5th time this year. This is because when I feel that I have f***** up my life royally due to my debt (such as facing the crisis of my contract at work ending with no savings in the bank) then I like to […]

I am a Consumer, Therefore I Consume

I have been flexing my shopping muscles. Restrained, considered purchases, contraband in terms of the no spend year but not wild and decadent items in them self, they were all practical, but still I have anxiety. Things needed replacing in our house. The clock in the kitchen broke, we didn’t realise how essential it was […]

My goals for 2017 updated (and progress so far)

Hi Everybody, At the start of the year the boy and I set individual goals and combined goals. On our epic train journey back home yesterday I decided for s**** and giggles to have a look at them in my notebook and see how we are getting on. I think the boy would be horrified […]

The ‘Non Essential Spends Only’ Birthday Money

For my birthday at the end of March the boy gave me £40 spending money with the instructions that it was for ‘Non Essential Purchases’ only. Initially I was doing quite well, getting books for 37p (after vouchers), clothes for 38p (after vouchers) and hair bands because I needed hairbands, but I have decided to be strict […]