Happy Sunday, friends! I hope you are having an amazing weekend. Mine has been fairly relaxing with my Saturday spent at home watching the first season of 2 Broke Girls which I borrowed from my friend (I’m loving it!) and my Sunday being all about cleaning, food shopping and cooking. I may have been on a date on Friday (just when I thought I would take a break from dating), but it was good to be out and talk about things other than finances. Yes, personal finance is all I can think and talk about lately.
Back to reality now. Let’s look at my spending this week.
Monday, 05 August
no spend day
Tuesday, 06 August
Wednesday, 07 August
no spend day
Thursday, 08 August
Friday, 09 August
Saturday, 10 August
no spend day
Sunday, 11 August
personal care -£4.00
* Since my date paid for our starter, main course and drinks in the restaurant, I offered to pay for our desert which we had in a small Italian coffee shop in Soho.
This week has been quite expensive. Wow, the “old me” used to spend about £100-£150 each week, but these days I think £35 is too much?! Things really change, don’t they?!
There were 2 things that increased my spending this week. Firstly, my date. I know I will start dating eventually, but I keep asking myself whether this is the right time. Not that I cannot afford to throw a couple of pounds towards the bill every now and then, but if this is going to be a regular thing I am looking at regular expenses that I am not sure I want to start budgeting for just yet (especially, not when I am “crash dieting“). Secondly, I spent more on groceries today as I bought some things in bulk. I didn’t want to spend £2.98 on 1kg of sushi rice, but since I make sushi at home quite regularly it makes more sense to buy more and save some cash in the long run (I used to buy 500gr of sushi rice for £1.82).
I love sushi. Since I cannot afford to go to expensive Japanese restaurants, I started to make sushi at home. Technically, what I make is called maki (sushi rolls) and mine are exclusively vegetarian with avocado, cucumber and soft cheese. I’ve always wanted to learn how make sushi properly, so one of the first things I am going to do when I am debt free, is to attend a professional sushi making class!
Since the beginning of August I have made around £60 in side income. Now, I know this is not a lot, but I am a happy girl because there’s still time until the end of the month to make more money and two months ago my side income was a big fat zero! My new savings account has definitely seen some action recently.
As for my goals for the following week, I am going back to the gym tomorrow and the best thing is – I am not paying a penny!! I will write a separate post about this sometime next week. So, yes, my goal is to go to the gym at least 3 times next week and attend one class (I am thinking pilates). Also, no junk such as crisps and chocolate.
How has your week been? What are your goals for the coming week?