Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Utilites Again...

Today around me is a very grey day. Infact a few horrible days. The heating is still on. Come the beginning of May it is being switched off for the summer.

Back in January, I received my utilities bill - £316.35 for 3 months gas and electricity combined. You can read about it here.

I back then made a decision to try and get the following 3 months to under £250. Well yesterday I completed a my online meter readings, so today my new bill was ready. Don't you just love that excitement of logging on to see how much you have to pay out to these robbing bastards utility companies.

Well unfortunately, it was just over - £259.00. An improvement, but money I can ill afford at the moment. It looks like no heating Monday has worked, along with switching off the heating when at TC's.

I have paid it today, but my savings are so severely depleted, honestly I am a bit worried.

On Friday The Chap and I are off to Amsterdam for a long weekend away to celebrate his birthday. Just the 2 of us and I am really looking forward to it. The money has already been changed to euros, so I can afford to eat and visit the sights. However in May I am going to have to make some big changes, and really start saving again.

The front door still needs to be replaced, and two windows have blown and also need to be replaced now.

Sigh... all money to spend.

So perhaps I can get the next bill to £200. Achievable? ... We shall see.

Frugally yours


  1. Go for it! It'll be a warm, balmy summer and you'll be too busy sunbathing to use gas or electric.
    Long summery evenings in the garden or park with a library book. Cheap and cheerful season!

  2. I know exaxtly what you mean, my savings are looking a bit poorly too as had a expensive few weeks - my Mum's 60th birthday and very desperately needed a new sofa. I absolutely hate having to dip into my savings for anything but I suppose needs must, anyway, chin up will have them built up again in a short few months x


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