Hey guys, it’s that time of the week again.
Things are getting pretty tight and I have overspent on the food budget and need to reign in all spending.
Just a few days to go till payday on Thursday.
FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING
Chocolates, Easter Goodies, Biscuits, Cereal Bars, Hot Cross Buns, Pizzas £11.64
Rolls, Pattie, Lettuce, Cucumber, Carrots £2.79 (but the boy paid for these)
Milk, Potatoes, Bread, Sweet Potatoes, Mozzarella, Cottage Cheese, Bolognese, Bananas £7.46
Poppadoms, Naan Bread, Mango Chutney, Coconut Milk, Toothpaste £4.85
Frozen Peppers, Scampi £3.29
Butter, Pitta Bread, Eggs, Chocolate for the boy £3.70
Pepsi, Chickpeas x 3, Chopped Tomatoes x 3, Turkey Steaks £7.25
Cleansing Wipes, Caster Sugar, Demerara Sugar £3.28
TOTAL HOUSEHOLD SPENDS = £44.26
Chocolates for the Nieces and Nephews £3
Donations to various marathon runners charities £28.90
Easter Egg for Friend £1.25
TRAVEL (DAY TO DAY)
Bus Ticket x 2 = £4.60
Burger, Chips and Diet Coke £14.60
Bus to see friend £3
Soup and Crisps with friend £4.80
2 X Mason Jars £1
Mixing Bowl, Measuring Jug and Glass £5.80
TOTAL DISCRETIONARY SPENDING = £87.95 (YIKES!)
TOTAL SPENDING THIS WEEK = £132.21 (DOUBLE YIKES!!)
My goal till Thursday is to rock up as many No Spend Days as possible and just basically NOT SPEND ANY MONEY.
Especially because my FAVOURITE-BAND-IN-THE-WHOLE-WORLD-SINCE-I-WAS-12 which is QUEEN (and Adam Lambert) are touring and I want to see them live as who knows if there will be any more tours after this one? And the tickets are £80 each and since they aren’t playing in Wales our options are Birmingham or London as the easiest to get to cities that they are playing and I don’t think either would be cheap, we would need overnight accommodation at either place, so it will all be very expensive.
The Boy has said as the tour is in November/December it could be my Christmas present, but I would like to pay my own way where I can.
I would sell an awful lot of my stuff to see them live, so I will look into it.
I have been thinking about doing a MILITANT NO SPEND WEEK or something where I don’t buy anything, not even food where I can help it. Or maybe I allow myself to buy food but do a month instead. So no social life (unless I am creative with it), no travelling, no homeware, no gifts, nothing, nadda, zilch.
I could have mostly bought both tickets for me and the boy this week if I had done that, so it would be worth it.
I shall investigate.