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 in the first place.
I don’t get it, I am only buying what we need, yet the cost of living seems to be so high that it is impossible to stick to the budget.
I really don’t get what has happened.
This is very worrying, because as we all know, on Thursday it will be my last day at work, and unless my life gets a deux ex machina plot device soon it is safe to say I will be unemployed for an as yet indeterminate amount of time.
Anyway, let’s look at how the money has left my wallet this week.
FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING
Paracetamol, Throat Sweets, Milk £1.35
Face wipes, Plasters, Face Wash, Face Scrub, Mouth Wash, Toothpaste, Day Cream, Razors, Hand Cream, Moisturiser, Paracetamol £26.66
Bag for life, Cereal Bars, Cereal x 2 £7.77
Cheese, Soup x 5, Blue Cheese, Milkshake, Bread Rolls £9.46
Foil, Potatoes, Reed Diffuser, Rice x 4, Paracetamol, Lingerie Wash Bag £8.16
Squash, Orange Juice, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Sausages, Cucumber, Bread £8.17
Meat Pies £2
TOTAL SPENDS = £65.57!!!!!!
I’ve spent less on a monthly food shop online at times!
Moving swiftly on…
DISPOSABLE INCOME/DISCRETIONARY SPENDING
CONTRABAND (So to recap, these are purchases that go against my rules for the No Spend Year I am doing)
Wraps x 2 £2.65
(Total spends = £7.63)
Biscuits and Booze £15.82
TRAVEL (DAY TO DAY)
Bus tickets x 4 = £4
Coach fare to visit Sister in November £45.80
Train to Bristol £3.90
Water, Gum and Brownie £3.13
Pasty and Wedges £7.28
Cider x 2 £5.30
(Total = £22.61)
TOTAL DISPOSABLE INCOME SPENDS = £95.86
TOTAL COMBINED SPENDING THIS WEEK = £161.43
Erm, that’s a lot of wonga.
Which I don’t have.
I need to get a grip.