Hello and welcome to my blog. I've been getting some thoughts & feelings, exasperations and the odd happy moment down on the blog which helps my sanity and, I hope, provides a little entertaining read for you for a couple of minutes!

Right now I am mostly concentrating on getting through a rocky financial patch which I really hope will be cleared (all being well) by the end of Summer 2013. In the meantime I need to concentrate on continuing to do well in my "new" job (actually got it in Sept 2011 but it still feels new!) and living my life as frugally as possible.

Thanks for stopping by and if you leave me an encouraging comment, it'll make my day. :-)

Monday, 11 July 2011

Making Up For It On Monday!

So....today was back to work and I kept in mind that although it was going to be stressful and I'd be gagging to get home later, going to work was slightly more rewarding in that it's paying for my massive tumble off the wagon yesterday.  Well actually truth be told the money is there to pay for my shopping expedition but it means I will have to kiss good bye to some savings I had been putting away for something else but that's the whole point isn't it....you can't have it ALL.  Well you probably can but you'll be in debt quicker that you can say "Yikes! Credit card statement!".

Anyway today I've had a no spend day, not a penny, which is good.  I have also drilled down on all my direct debits to see what I could reduce or cancel and made those adjustments accordingly and after receiving an email from British Gas telling me my gas & electric are going up by 18% and 16% each, I have switched suppliers via USwitch and earned myself £22 (it's tracked already too!).

I've made a frugal menu for the rest of the week, using up whatever is possible in the house and should only need to spend between £10 - £15 on fresh fruit & veg and a few other bits for take-to-work lunches (I never buy lunch at work, EVER!).

Have planned a 'date' with my husband for Wednesday....we're going to stay in and watch a borrowed DVD together.  If I can get any bargains at the supermarket tomorrow and if there is any spare £ left over from my budget perhaps I'll sneak a couple of beers or 'one glass' wines into the trolley for us to sip on as well.  Otherwise tea & basic range chocolate bourbons it is.

Tomorrow I have to take a favourite pair of shoes to the shop for repair....completely freaky as I was only talking about them on Frugal Queen's blog the other day!  Hopefully it won't be too much to get them patched up again for another year.  I love them so much and they are irreplaceable!

Hope your Monday wasn't too bad and I hope you have a good week.


1 comment:

  1. You've started well. Have a good rest of the week.
    Love from Mum