The past week has been a little bit more expensive as we're on holiday. We went to Sale to see Jon Ronson, although the tickets had been paid for months ago. On Saturday we went to Coventry as mentioned, we booked tickets to see Michael Crick in Manchester, and the train tickets to get there. But it was all in the budget so it has just gone to show us that if we choose to do things we really want to do over mooching around and spending on things we feel we get more for our money.
Next month we won't be saving as much as we have a couple of birthday gifts to buy and we need to have something done to the car. So our mini challenge will be to not buy any food or drinks when we're out and about (unless we go for a night out). I just mean the coffee that it's easy to grab when we really want a sit down, or the cake we share when it just seems like a nice idea. It will be interesting.
The past week has prepared us for the quite well. Whenever we've been out Dan has made sandwiches (something I hate doing) and a flask of coffee, we take a bottle of water too. There are also some Fruit Shoots left from when the children came to visit, they're not actually all that nice to drink but they are not the worst thing in the world and they'll keep us going for quite a while.
Five things from this week
They're more spending than saving but that's the way things go!
1. Dan used a loyalty voucher to make our train tickets a little cheaper. We also qualified for a duo ticket which makes it buy one - get one half price
2. I bought a summer dress from the charity shop for 99p.
3. read, then passed on, three magazines my mum gave to me
4. my bum is a little smaller this week so another skirt now fits that didn't fit me before!
5. sewed up some scraps to make my pink quilt a bit bigger, rather than buy new fabric (which is what I really wanted to do), it looks good