Throughout 2018, I will be tracking every last penny I spend, and sharing it here weekly. I’m a (late) twenty-something lady, living in the North of England with my Other Half, commonly referred to as OH. I travel regularly for work, and often spend more time on the motorway than in my own home, which can often account for my fluctuating Car Expenses and entirely random Grocery costs! By the end of the year, I’m hoping to have a better overview of where my money goes to each month, and have a realistic retirement savings plan in place (as well as the many other savings plans I have in my head, but you can read more about that here). You can also read the full series of my money diaries here.
I am armed with my bank statements and a monthly budget spreadsheet and I am ready to rock!*
Ok, so I think we can officially say summer is on it’s way!
This week has mostly been spent smashing through lots of work that had fallen by the wayside last week due to events and days off. I had an event on Monday, which entirely threw me off for the rest of the week. I don’t usually work late on Monday nights, so finishing that shift and realising I still had the whole week to go was fairly depressing.
When the sun reared its head, myself and OH made a beeline for our favourite woodland walk, which is about an hour drive from where we live. The rest of the weekend was spent spring cleaning the apartment in preparation for family visits this week and enjoying having every single window open.
It’s been a pretty expensive week overall, as I’ve done a bit of clothes shopping and spent quite a bit on my little brother for his birthday.