I'm a bit late with my January total, but better late than never! Despite me saying I'm not buying anything for school(!) I did buy an age appropriate book to talk about religious head coverings. I have a wee Sikh boy who wears a patka and we didn't have anything in school to help us talk about it.
I kept my supermarket spending to just under £160 for the whole month, so around £40 a week. I wish I could spend less but food is expensive and I do have to eat. I do have quite a few things in the freezer as a result of my bargains so here's hoping this month will be a lot less.
I had to pay an emergency electrician (£120) 🙄🙄🙄
I bought a dog gate to keep Emma out of the kitchen when we're cooking. Because she's on steroids she is obsessed with food and keeps getting under our feet in the hope we've dropped a crumb! I've tripped over her a few times, once with a boiling kettle in my hand!! Safer for all of us but she's not happy about it! 😂
I filled up my car with petrol, £52.76 for a full tank. Prices seem to have stabilised for a bit but could be lower. That will probably see me through until Easter unless I go on a longer trip.
Total spend for the month excluding known bills was £482.10. As I'm still paying for the flat with no rental income (mortgage/insurance/boiler care/energy) there isn't any spare money to put in my savings! Eeeeeek!!! But the new owner takes over on the 28th of this month so once I get my capital back I'll put whatever is left after legal fees etc in my savings.
I think you are doing extremely well with your food bills etc, in this current economic situation it's tough to keep the grocery spend down - like you say we have to eat. Fuel is still potentially a big part of monthly costs, I'm going to need to visit family soon and filling the tank will still cost at least £100!ReplyDelete
Alison in Wales x
Blimey! Getting my wee hybrid car was the best decision I made. £100 worth of petrol would keep me driving for about 6 months!! xxxDelete
You've done pretty well considering, and good news that you've sold the flat, that must be a relief.ReplyDelete
Alan would love to get a full tank for that price, his last top up from a quarter tank to full was £109. Luckily it's an extremely fuel conscious car because he does a lot of miles a month.
Still waiting for the missives to be signed then it's a done deal! Since I've heard absolutely nothing from my lawyer I'm assuming all is well with just 3 weeks to go :-) xxxDelete
Great news about the flat and that will be a relief when it’s completed. We have a hybrid Honda Jazz and it’s great to drive-we hardly ever need petrol ( although we do a low mileage and I walk everywhere possible). Doing some kantha slow stitching and the Call the Midwife-simple pleasures but both make me happy. CatrionaReplyDelete
Yep I have a hybrid Honda Jazz! 2 years old and still not done 5,000 miles yet!!!! Not got into this series of Call the Midwife at all. Might save it and binge watch it at some point xxxDelete
Your savings will soon pile up, especially if there are more interest rate hikes. I was only getting 0.1% on my savings account for the longest time - now it's up to 1%, not great but at least an improvement!ReplyDelete
Yep, I was getting 0.1% too. I did notice the other day that my monthly interest has finally gone up! xxxDelete
I was subbing as the secretary at our Catholic school and it seems that most Muslims for some reason would send their children to that school. The students did not have to attend the religious aspects of the school, and would spend that time in the office under the secretaries supervision. The young lady and I had a lovely discussion about her hijab. I learned a great deal that 30 min period.ReplyDelete
I previously taught the 2 older sisters so know the family well and have learned a lot from them. I didn't know much about patkas (and turbans) so they've been really helpful in helping me teaching the kids why they've not to touch it or try to remove it xxxDelete