Spending Diary 3rd to 9th August 2020

Hi everybody, I returned to work again this week, after having taken time off due to my recent bereavement. It felt good to get back to work. 03/08/2020 This morning I bought two books for my Kindle, but I used Amazon vouchers to pay for them so it didn’t cost me anything. That was a […]

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 Week 42

Hi everyone. It’s time to confess. My mental health hasn’t been great recently and I have been spending. The thing is, what I am buying is all essential things. Food, toiletries etc. BUT, we are so shockingly over the ‘Food and Household Shopping Budget’ that it seems laughable to say we ever had a budget […]

Be Prepared to be Bored…6 Month Expenditure Comparisons

I decided that on the 1st of April 2015 I would start keeping a thorough spending diary. I said that this was because it was the start of a new tax year but really it was because I hadn’t had the idea in January. I never expected to keep it up, but I did. And […]

Financial Review of Week 36

HI EVERYBODY! I don’t plan on leaving the house today, I’ve got too much desperate-search-for-a-new-job to keep me going. Plus I’ve got to batch cook my work lunches, it will be lentil based I’m sure, I just don’t know what. I am going to look through my cupboards later for inspiration. So here, a little […]

Financial Review of Week 34

Howdy everybody. Week 34 involved payday, so that meant we could buy food again without doing any ‘creative accounting’. FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING Vitamins, Stock Powder and Dried Figs £15.27 Rice, Naan, Poppadoms and Wraps £7.68 Meat for the boy, Frozen peppers and onions £10.29 Listerine, Toothpaste, Dental Floss £10.95 Milk, Sweet Potatoes, Chocolate Chips, Cucumber, Baking Potatoes, Bananas, […]


Hi everyone, Let’s get to it. FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING Mayonaise, Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Burger Buns £3.55 Paracetamol x 2, Hay Fever Tablets, Gum £2.16 Milk, Mushy Peas x 2, Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Eggs, Paprika, Sweet Potato, Potatoes, Cucumber £9.63 Orange Juice, Milk, Bread £2.59 TOTAL = £17.93 DISPOSABLE/DISCRETIONARY SPENDING Travel (Day to Day) Bus Tickets x 6 = £7 Health […]

Financial Review of Week 32

Hello everyone. Delayed due to internet issues, here is the financial review of the week previous to this one (7th – 13th August) FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING Orange Juice, Twirl Bars, Cucumber £2.35 Danish Pastries, Frozen Broccoli, Milk, Celery, Courgette, Bananas, Leeks, Cereal Bars, Carrots, Bread, Pasta Sauce £10.44 Chicken Tikka, Steak Pies, Frozen Peppers £6.29 TOTAL SPENDS […]