Well i blogged earlier in the week about setting up a household budget as things are a little tighter now that i am on maternity leave and not on full pay, i have 3 budgets to worry about and after 1 week on this budget how have i done…
Budget 1 Food Shopping £50 per week – as we were using up all leftovers from xmas and things in our stock cupboard i only spent £35 of the £50 budget, this means we have a bit more money for this weeks shop. Ollie went to Lidl today and did quite a big shop which only came to £44, leaving us with about £21 for fresh produce throughout the week – so all in all this budget is going very well!
Budget 2 Petrol £20 per week – the car already had half a tank of petrol and i stayed quite local with Rowan this week so i can carry this over for next weeks petrol budget.
Budget 3 My personal allowance of £20 per week – i did go out for coffee earlier in the week with one of my friends from antenatal class and it was her turn to get the coffees so i only spent £2 this week on the below GAP romper suit for Rowan, i got it in a local shop in Honiton where they sell 2nd hand ‘designer’ clothes – Bargain!!! I also enjoyed browsing the local library and took out a few books.
I’ve had a stinking cold for a couple of weeks so last week was quite a chill out week so my money went quite far as i did not leave the house too much.
As i was so good i treated Ollie and I to a coffee at our Local Boston Tea Party yesterday;
we met up with our antenatal friends – our babies were born on the same day and are gorgeous!!!
Here is Rowan and his *girl*friend Chloe, she is 1.5 hours older than him.
Rowan loves the Boston Tea Party!
I had my usual Boston Latte – it really is the best coffee for miles…
All the socialising got to Rowan, so he had nap time!
I really do love this little man!
When i got home that evening, I finally caught up with the new trend ‘Pinterest’ last night, i received my invitation and started pinning lots of photos from lots of random websites, i now see what all the appeal is about… i was on it until about 1am, hence not blogging yesterday – whoops!
Is anybody else loving Pinterest?