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 long term 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.
Another busy week has just flown by, I seriously can’t believe how close we are to the end of the year (and also to my Blog Birthday!)
I had a couple of days off work at the beginning of the week, I flew back form Ireland on Monday night and had booked in Tuesday as an extra holiday day. I tend to get to this time of year every year and realise I’ve taken almost none of my holiday entitlement, then spend the next 3 months trying to arrange days off here and there!
In the summertime, when most people are taking their holidays, I am just too busy! In some ways, this works quite nicely, as it means that when I do take a trip away, I have generally got to go during off season, April or September/October. At least I can be a bit smug about that…
After that, I had to play catch up and put in some extra hours at work, so overall, it’s been a pretty dull week spent comparing supplier prices, stressing out over wifi and seemingly never reaching the end of my inbox.
On Saturday, I was on the judging panel for a local music award, it’s something I’ve been involved with for a few years now and I absolutely love doing it. I started my career working in the local music scene and without even really noticing it happen, as I progressed and started working with bigger acts, I lost touch with what was happening on the ground.
When I was asked to be a judge the first year, I jumped at the chance. While I like to think I am genuinely helping out young bands and giving them a platform to launch, I also just really enjoy getting stuck into some new music!