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No spend day

May 31st, 2006 at 04:36 pm

I haven't spent anything today Smile

New challenge total

May 31st, 2006 at 10:56 am

I took my dog out for a 20 minute walk today so I added 1 to my challenge.

New total: 16.40

One down, two to go

May 29th, 2006 at 07:05 pm

I sat my first final exam today. I got my times mixed up and arrived 4 hours early. Met my friend and we spent three hours studying together.

Bought lunch, roughly 3.00

Added 10.00 to my challenge. Bought my OH's birthday presents at the weekend. Had to go into my overdraft because there was only one left of what he wanted. Also bought him two t-shirts that were on sale, I saved 10.00 so that has been added.

This is a bad end to the month, I hate being in my overdraft. I had no other option; I can't miss any of my exams.

Speaking of exams, I have one tomorrow. I better get back to studying for it.

No Spend Day

May 26th, 2006 at 04:35 pm

Today was a no spend day.

Took my dog out for a walk with my OH and his dogs.

Done some studying, still got more to do.

Signed up for a Boots Advantage card.


May 25th, 2006 at 10:29 pm

My mum took me to see the new X-Men movie and I'm going with my OH on Tuesday. I know it's a waste of money to see the same movie twice but it's a really good movie and my mum paid for me the first time.

Before we went to the cinema, we bought some stuff and saved 70p. I added that to my challenge.

I studied all day today so it was nice to get out. The cinema was really busy, but this is the first week of it's release. I want to see The Break Up next. And the new Superman movie. Honestly, I should try not to because I really need to save money.


May 25th, 2006 at 12:42 pm

Added 30p to my challenge.

New total: 4.70

Still nowhere near the 20 mark.

A long day

May 24th, 2006 at 10:10 pm

It's after 11pm here and I've just sent a sample answer to one of my lecturers. I'm really stressed about my exams now, especially since I'm working all weekend (it's my contract). I'm going to leave early on Sunday since my first exam is on Monday morning. I'll also be getting up early before work.

Studying all day tomorrow, well until my mum takes me to see the new X-Men movie. We're not going until the evening so I can get plenty of work done first.

I got a coupon in the mail today for Garnier Nutrisse. It's valid until 31/8/06. When I do finally use it I will put the savings towards my challenge.

I think I'll focus more on the challenge after my exams. I know I really haven't been focusing on it, especially when I read other entries about how well people are doing with their challenge.

My student ID expires in September. I'm going to make the most of it till then and put any savings into my challenge.

Housing list & some questions

May 22nd, 2006 at 09:03 pm

My OH and I have decided to put our names on the housing list. We will be on there for years since we aren't a priority (as in I'm not pregnant or homeless). We'll end up renting a place anyway for two reasons: we can't afford to buy straight away and we want to see what we'll be like living together.

I've got a couple of questions for everyone:

1. is it any different living together?
2. did you and your OH make preparations before you both moved in together? e.g. buying things for the house, saving money. I'm hoping to do both.

We will hopefully move in together next year. By that time we will have been going out for over 4 years. I don't think that's too soon.

I'm so naive when it comes to things like this.

Dentist appointment

May 22nd, 2006 at 04:51 pm

Not mine, a woman at my work. I'm covering her shift on Wednesday so she can go to the dentist. Anyway by doing her shift I'll be working 8 hours extra this week Smile

My manager wanted me to work today but I said I couldn't because I've got studying to do, and I knew I was covering her shift on Wednesday.

I think I might end up in my overdraft a bit. I have to make three bus trips into the city for my exams. It works out as about 13 for the three days plus bus fare in the city.

baby clothes

May 22nd, 2006 at 04:41 pm

My auntie had a little girl last week, she's 6lb something. She was five weeks early. I'm going to visit her tomorrow. I haven't seen her yet.

I bought baby clothes today. I saved 90p with my staff discount card so I added that to my challenge.

New total: 4.40

I can't wait to see her Smile

First day of revision

May 18th, 2006 at 12:46 pm

I started revising a couple of hours ago.

Found 40p and added that to my challenge.
New total: 3.50

I haven't spent anything today.

Handed my dissertation in

May 17th, 2006 at 11:39 am

I just handed my dissertation in! I hope it's okay.

I'm glad it's out of the way. Just need to start studying now...

Paid my library fine (7.10) and put over 5 in my printer account at uni to print out my project, plus 2 to get it bound... they don't tell you about all of the little costs

Also spent 4.50 + 2.30 = 6.80 on bus fare alone.

I think I might have to phone work or ask my manager at the weekend for extra hours. June is going to be an expensive month.

I'll need to think of more manageable goals because my goals for May just aren't going to happen. If they do I'll be very surprised.

Still need to think of ways to add money to my challenge. I haven't checked my receipts yet.

currency converter

May 16th, 2006 at 03:19 pm

Since this is an American site, I thought I would use a currency converter to convert $20 into pounds. I don't know if this is accurate but apparently, 20.00 USD
United States Dollars = 10.6179 GBP.

No Spend Day

May 16th, 2006 at 03:09 pm

I've been sitting at my computer ALL DAY. Of course I haven't spent a penny. Finally another day like this in May.

UK's youngest mum

May 16th, 2006 at 11:25 am

You'll never believe the age of this girl - 12 years old and 8 months pregnant. I don't know if anyone in the US/Canada has heard about her yet.

I'm not exactly sure how to get a link to the article but there's the address. It's been all over the news here.

7000 words

May 16th, 2006 at 10:27 am

I only have a couple more thousand words to write for my dissertation. I got up early this morning and I've been working on it since then.

Spent a while doing the tedious tasks e.g. fixing margins, page numbering, printing out labels

Nearly done now. I can't wait till I've handed it in.

Surprise visitor

May 15th, 2006 at 07:50 pm

My auntie's visiting from England for the week. We were really surprised when she showed up at our door an hour ago. She's staying for the week.

My uncle's ill, he thinks he might have cancer. She'll be here to visit him.

Almost forgot

May 15th, 2006 at 06:31 pm

Paid 180 towards my holiday.

670 + 180 = 850

Only 100 left to pay next month.

Paid for gown and pictures

May 15th, 2006 at 06:06 pm


I have to graduate in July. That's almost everything paid for, just the additional tickets which are available after I get my exam results in July.

Added 1 to my challenge money.

New total: 3.10

Found money

May 15th, 2006 at 10:32 am

I found 10p in my fleece at work. Every little helps.

New total: 2.10