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’ve built myself a personal money tracker spreadsheet, I am armed with my bank statements and a monthly budget spreadsheet and I am ready to rock!*
Is there any nicer feeling than having 2 full weeks out of the office?
Is there any worse feeling than returning to the office after having been off for 2 full weeks?
That’s pretty much been the last few days for me.
After being on holidays and then heading straight on to site for an event, I’ve just about managed to catch up again with emails/phone calls/paperwork/meetings/all the things you forget are even a part of your job.
While I had a couple of days working from home at the start of the week to ease myself back in gently, the end of the week was pretty manic with 2 of our company directors in town for meetings. They both usually stay in my apartment when they are in this part of the country, which is ace for several reasons…not only do they tend to treat me to dinner out, but I also get paid extra from work for hosting, which is a great rule they brought in a couple of years ago after realising how much they were able to save on hotels by just utilising my spare room!
This isn’t as weird as it sounds, they are actually friends of mine as well as being my bosses, I have worked with both of them in various roles and other companies before they brought me in to my current position.