We are nearing payday, which is always exciting, but lesser so in this case because my wages this month will be severely hindered due to my month of madness (sick leave).
This means the money is running out.
And there is no way around it, if the definition of a No Spend Year is to, you know, not buy things you shouldn’t.
Which I have been.
What was even more embarrassing I went into a coffee shop to kill time before my counselling session on Thursday and I ran into a friend I know through The Boy who gleefully pointed out I was breaking the rules.
We have £4.51 of the food budget left which is a f*** load better than we have been doing in some months.
Anywho, here goes.
FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING
Spring onion and naan bread £1.44
Milk, Bread, Pizza, Cheese, Cucumber, Ready Meal £10.45
Cereal Bars x 4, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Mozzarella, Bananas £5.85
Courgettes and carrots £2.85 (I bought these from a farmers market and f*** me the courgettes were huge!)
TOTAL SPENDS £20.59
DISPOSABLE INCOME/DISCRETIONARY SPENDING
Let’s get the bad stuff out of the way first.
THE I F***** UP CATEGORY
5 Takeaway coffees = £6.80
5 packets of chewing gum = £3.95
Several sandwiches for lunch and/or breakfast as I was too inadequate to prepare beforehand = £10.39
TOTAL = £21.14
TRAVEL (DAY TO DAY)
5 X Bus tickets = £7
Posting gifts and ebay parcels and buying envelopes = £8.44
Dinner at spoons £7.15
2 x beers £5.95
TOTAL = £19.69
2 x special occasion cards = £2.08
TOTAL DISPOSABLE SPENDING = £58.35 (YOWZA!)
TOTAL SPENDING THIS WEEK = £78.94
I have £2.55 left in my wallet so I will have to tread carefully till Thursday and probably even more carefully after that.