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9 hour flight next week

August 30th, 2006 at 12:54 pm

I go on holiday next week; it's a nine hour flight. I have never been on a plane for that length of time. Hopefully there will be some good in-flight movies.

I'm hoping to come back with some money. It's all-inclusive so surely I won't spend a lot?

Added 2

August 29th, 2006 at 06:42 am

I walked my dog twice today so I added 2 to my challenge money.

What have I been doing?

August 28th, 2006 at 03:55 pm

My blog entries have been few and far between. So what have I been up to? Well I've mostly just been working - and trying to save money. I've added money to my challenge but I don't know the exact total.

This week is an easy week at work since I have only worked one day extra. I will regret it when I come back from my holiday but I need a break.

I've decided that volunteering is the best thing to do until I find another job. Hopefully it will help me find one. I have applied for jobs and I haven't heard back from them. My CV doesn't look the best, so the more experience I get, the better. My travel expenses will be reimbursed when I eventually start a placement (I'm still waiting to hear from them) so I can add that to my challenge.

First no spend day in August

August 22nd, 2006 at 08:00 am

I think this is my first no spend day this month, which is really bad.

I've been job hunting daily, every day I find vacancies I never noticed before. I might have to work two jobs so i can pay back my graduate endowment.

So how's my challenge? Not going very well.I have 1 to add to it today for walking my dog.

My graduation pictures arrived last week. I'm going to try and put mine on the computer. I'm really bad at it.

BBQ

August 19th, 2006 at 01:21 am

I have the day off work to go to a BBQ that my boyfriend's mum's work has every year. Free food and free drink! It's great! Back to work tomorrow though for a ten hour shift.

Job hunting has officially began

August 16th, 2006 at 03:55 pm

I wasn't going to officially start looking for another job until after my holiday. Anyway, that all changed today when I was reading a graduate magazine. One graduate, who has a better degree classification than me, has spent over a year looking for a proper job. She filled in over 100 application forms but has only had 4 interviews!

I've just spent about half an hour registering my details on a graduate website. One thing was clear: I need experience. I uploaded my CV but I had to make some changes first. This website will email me if there are any vacancies which I'm interested in.

In other news I'm still waiting for the volunteer centre to get in touch with me about my placement. I need experience! Retail experience just isn't helping me. I also need a driving licence.

more money added

August 16th, 2006 at 08:32 am

I walked my dog twice and I saved 50p last week shopping so I added 2.50 to my challenge.

Old total: 62.90
Added 2.50
New total: 65.40

Unplanned job hunting

August 12th, 2006 at 03:28 am

I filled in an application form and posted it away yesterday. Today I emailed the recruitment centre and asked them to send me an application pack for another vacancy which I'm interested in. I hadn't planned on starting to look for a job until after my holiday, but I seen these vacancies and thought "why not?" If anything it will give me practice filling out application forms.

saved money

August 10th, 2006 at 03:05 am

I have 1.40 to add to my challenge, I didn't get the bus home last night.

Previous total: 61.50
Added 1.40
New total: 62.90

I almost forgot

August 9th, 2006 at 04:18 am

My boyfriend's mum picked up beach towels for me from my work. She gave me my change, 1, when I went over last night.

Yesterday I walked back from my local shopping centre, so I saved 1.40.

Previous total: 59.10
Added 2.40
New total: 61.50

saved on bus fare

August 9th, 2006 at 03:57 am

I have 1.50 to add to my challenge; I got a lift instead of the bus on Sunday.

57.60
Added 1.50

New total: 59.10

Plans for today

August 8th, 2006 at 02:28 am

I'm meeting my auntie for a coffee today. I'm going to have something to eat before I go so I only need to buy a drink.

I seen a pair of jogging bottoms for 4 which I'm going to buy to wear on the plane. I bought a t-shirt for 1.75 so it's a really cheap outfit, but comfy for the 9 hour flight. Only 4 weeks till I go!

Put aside 100 for spending money. I've never been on an all-inclusive holiday; I don't know how much money to take. Any money I come back with is going into savings. I'll put another 100 aside next month.

Spent more than I planned

August 7th, 2006 at 05:15 am

I went shopping today, spent 40 when I had only planned on spending 20. I think I have everything in for my holiday now. Saved 4 and I walked my dog. I added 5 to my challenge.

New total: 57.60

Walked my dog again

August 3rd, 2006 at 03:28 pm

I walked my dog again before I started work today. I have 1 more to add.

New total: 52.60

Payday tomorrow!

1 added

August 1st, 2006 at 07:50 am

I added 1 for walking my dog.

New total: 51.60