This was going to be about not spending much, but then the "service needed" message appeared on the car and the oil light came on. Dan stuck a large amount of oil into the oil area (?) but after poking the stick in it still seems low. So instead of putting it off he's taken it in today, seems sensible as we might be having a couple of longish trips soon.
I don't know many, if any, people are fans of New Year's Eve but we certainly are not. I can't be bothered to go out as ever and there's never anything on the tv I want to watch so it can be a drag, just like Christmas Day. So we thought about nipping to M&S for some snacky foods, getting a boxset of something from HMV or the charity shop and having a few drinks. We already had to nip out for some biscuits as Dan's Dad has invited himself over today.
Yesterday I said to Dan that I thought we had a cake in the freezer from the parcel Em sent to us last month. So he took that out, saved money on biscuits. We picked up some reduced garlic bread last week, so that will do for NYE along with some samosas we had left, there are still loads of onions in the garage so I can make some baked bhajis to go with the last of the batch cooked curry. Dan has seen a couple of things on 4OD we might want to watch instead of looking for a boxset in the shops, we received quite a bit of beer and spirits as gifts so we need no drink, and I'm taking some time away from alcohol anyway. So we don't need to buy anything.
Isn't it amazing how quickly you can talk yourself out of something if you use your brain rather than just heading out to the shops.