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Monday, 31 October 2011

OCTOBER TARGETS – THE RESULTS!

FINANCES
I am so pleased that I managed to stick to £10 per week on food. We still have a few bits in the freezer and I think we might be able to stretch to one more week on the £10 and then I’ll re-stock.
I had to dip into the savings for £20 towards the loft hatch, which I will pay back this month.

I sold the old mobile for £30 and a food blender on ebay for £5. This will go into my savings for now until I decide what to spend it on.

We have got £400 in the holiday fund. I haven’t decided on what amounts to save into our emergency fund. I am also considering making overpayments on the mortgage – inspired by Saving For Travel. It’s a bit difficult to have exact figures as my OH wage differs each month but I will keep you posted.

HEALTH
I haven’t made it swimming this month but have been walking a bit more due to where I park to visit mum in hospital.
I’ve only had a couple of headaches which is better. We have eaten better as we’ve had home cooked meals each day. I’ve also lost a couple of pounds without trying, which is good.

HOME
The house is still a mess, but I have a list of what needs to be done, just need to do the things on the list!

FUN
I had a lovely catch up with a friend a few weeks ago and spent the afternoon with another on the glass workshop. The friend that is moving I haven’t seen as she is getting ready for their move in a few weeks as well as going to India for a family wedding – I can’t wait to see her pictures when we catch up.

2 comments:

saving for travel said...

Glad you're taking time to catch up with friends and keep goal orientated RC! Wow overpaying the mortgage is a wonderful target! I know what you mean about variable wages as Mr SFT does too. But looking forward to hearing more.

Well done on the ebay sales too.

Who care about a messy house..?

Congrats on losing a bit of weight.

Hugs to you and your mum! I bet she's proud of you!

Sft x

Dannie said...

Sounds like you have got a nice balance going and are enjoying doing a wide variety of things. Bet it was nice to catch up with friends.

Well done you for staying on budget, that's fantastic, don't know how you do it. I might give it a go one day, at least it has made me consider spending less on food and saving a bit more.xx