Can you believe it, last night Dan went to the fridge and noticed smoke coming from the inside light. So we end the tracking year with a £173.97 spend on a new fridge! Typical.
Anyway, I'm starting my mini review with some of the bigger spends, both in terms of expensive one off items like furniture, and the smaller spends that add up over the course of a year.
Furniture Those of a delicate nature when it comes to buying light shades may wish to look away and rejoin me in the bin bag consumption section.
2 mirrors £185
1 chair £60 (bought with gift money)
3 lightshades £175
3 lamps £135
shelving unit £240
Craft I spent quite a bit on craft stuff, certainly more than I would have guessed. I have three quilts on the go (and am out of the swing of it), made a fair bit of festive stuff for the charity shop and others, a new cutting mat and assorted other things. I bought lots of this with gift money. My budget for craft next year is £20 as I know I'll need some wadding.
Garden We did quite a lot of work in the garden this year, it was the end of the heavy work and the start of making things look nicer.
bird food £14.08
indoor plants and pots £34
compost and bark chippings £19.95
plants £98.15 (£30 of this was gift money)
pots £19.98 (used gift money)
Dan £359.44 including £63.99 on work clothes, £118.98 on shoes and accessories, £70 on a winter coat. At least £10 of this was bought using Nectar points, I know this as there was a trip for emergency socks and underwear when they were left behind one morning (Dan cycles to work).
Me £368.04 including £53 on underwear, £79.39 on a bag and jewellery (mainly paid for using gift money) and £64.99 on shoes.
All of the things we bought in these categories have added a lot to our lives, I'm happy with all the spending we got a lot for our money. The thing we bought for the garden were great value for money as it actually looks quite nice out there now!