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 …

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, …

This Wonderful World of Purchase Power: Financial Review of Week 8/52 2018

Ahem. I spent more on Thursday and Friday on personal spends then I have in some months. In fact it is very easy to say I spent more this week than I have in some months. It was all stuff that I needed, and also included The Boy’s birthday present, but the thing was I …

Financial Review of Week 6/52 2018

Hello all. I am off work ill (again) which has finally made me realise I need to stop being so proud about not having had to see the Doctor since August 2017 and instead will have to go. I realise my anxiety in the past has made me a bit of a hypochondriac and I …

Financial Review of Week 5/52 2018

Hi Everybody, The house needed restocking of food, apparently, despite the cupboards being full, but I think I just have ‘new month = new stock’ as a train of thought in my head. This week I had some pretty good bargains, or ‘wombles’ as I call them. I bought a £61.65 Amazon order which contained: A …

Financial Review of Week 4/52 2018

This week has been great, but in the last hour I have made a clumsy and costly mistake. You see those cards in the photo? A nice stash of Birthday, Mother’s Day, New Baby etc cards. I totally spilt coffee on them. Now I have to weigh up how cheap I am versus how much …

Financial Review of Week 3/52 2018

Hi everybody! So it has taken me over a year to figure out a way to make these financial review posts look ‘pretty’. I was thinking of looking at copyright free stock photos, or getting the boy to design some graphics for me, and last week it came to me, simply take a photo of …

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 …

Financial Review of Week 37

HI EVERYONE! I hope you are having a super, duper Sunday, or what remains of it. I spent nearly 2 hours walking around my local streets taking photos of job advertisements in windows for my Job Spotter app, I’ve made over £10 today on that. Is it ironic that I was taking photos of job advertisement’s, to …

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 …