It’s a Hard Life…Financial Review of Week 16

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

DISCRETIONARY SPENDING

GIFTS

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

SOCIAL

Coffee £2.60

Cocktails £10

Burger, Chips and Diet Coke £14.60

Coke £2.70

Beer £4.50

Bus to see friend £3

Coffee £1.20

Soup and Crisps with friend £4.80

HOMEWARE

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.

 

 

 

 

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