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Monday, 31 October 2011


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.

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.

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!

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.


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