Wednesday, 7 November 2012

The Humble Tenner

This is a humble tenner.

With this you could order a pizza, buy some make up, have a manicure. Well, you get the idea, the list is endless.

This difference about this £10, is it is my £10 and I am rather proud of it.

I will explain why.

Last Thursday I got paid, and I have had a lot to pay for.
  • A new tyre £51
  • A new shower £59.50
  • A boiler service and a gas safety certificate. £63
  • The utilities bill (quarterly)£174
  • The landline telephone/internet bill (quarterly). £90
  • 1 Christmas and 3 birthday presents £am not telling. They all read my blog.
So on Thursday I took out £70 in cash. It costs me £50 to pay for petrol for 1 week for my little POLO. That left me £20 to live on for 1 week.

I spent £1.33 on some food for the month (I had a £15 voucher) and the rest got used to buy drinks for lunchtime £1 (4x cans of cola from Poundstretcher) I also joined the office pool for the Euromillions… twice -£2 (we only buy a ticket as an office when the jackpot is big and we are fed up. Plus I cannot not buy one as I arrange it). That accounts for £4.33. I also have had a few cups of tea or lime and sodas’(the cheapest drink I can find to order anywhere, it always comes in at between 30p-85p) whilst out at business meetings held off site.

So this £10 has now been in my purse for 7 days, without getting spent.

That £10, means tomorrow when I go and withdraw money for the next 7 days I only need to get out £60.

These little wins please me no end.

Frugally yours


  1. Well done Abigail! Only spending 50% of your weekly budget is very good going indeed!

    Best Wishes

  2. Well done and I hope it continues!!

  3. Thanks for the encouragement ladies. It means a lot x


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