Money Diaries: November 12th – 18th

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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.

 

What a couple of weeks this has been! After having some time off work recently, iI returned to work and it was all about playing catch up. Luckily, I had a couple of quiet days where I was able to work from home and get stuck into some admin, but I’m still amazed by how taking one week off work seems to put you two weeks behind?!

To top it all off, I had a trip to Dublin arranged last weekend for my aunts Big Birthday. Just a flying visit, one night in a 5 star hotel, all expenses paid for the whole family. I enjoyed approximately 3 hours in my fancy room before taking violently ill and being rushed off to A&E, where I ended up spending the next 30 hours, before being admitted to a hospital closer to home.

Several IV’s, blood tests and cancelled flights later, and I finally got back to England a week later.

 

So overall, I’m most annoyed about missing out on my 5 star treatment and Michelin meal. It’s very unlikely I will have the opportunity to stay somewhere like that again and here I am, having to be sneaked out a fire exit while desperately trying to not throw up 😦

I’m two weeks behind myself writing this post and I can’t decide yet if it’s worth writing one for last week, as I’m fairly sure the majority of the cash I spent went on ice lollies from the hospital shop when I was eventually able to keep that down!

 

Weekly Spending Review – The Breakdown:

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Money Diaries: November 5th – 11th

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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.

 

This week, I’ve had a well needed break from work. You might be expecting this to be a more exciting money diary than it actually is, so I apologise in advance!

OH was unable to get the same time off as me, so I didn’t manage to go away anywhere, although that’s probably for the best really. I’ve been so busy with work recently, I have totally neglected my apartment and general Life Admin.

So it’s mostly been a week of arranging my finances, having my boiler serviced, fixing my broken apartment and the much dreaded dentist visit. The last time I had a local anesthetic, it made me feel quite ill when it was wearing off, so I thought it best to plan in this appointment for when I didn’t have to go straight to work afterwards.

I did manage to squeeze in some fun with friends amongst all of the boring bits, and I’m pretty happy with how little I spent doing it. The perks of my job include free gig tickets to most events I would want to go to across the country, so I like to take advantage when I have the time. The downside being that because I work so many night and weekends, it’s actually usually my friends and family who benefit from this perk!

 

Weekly Spending Review – The Breakdown:

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Money Diaries: October 29th – November 4th

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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.

 

After a week full of meetings, events and signing not just one, but two new artist deals, I’m finally getting some down time to get my life-admin up to scratch.

I’d thought the past week was a pretty well behaved week in terms of my spending, but it turns out you actually can work 80 hour weeks and still spend a small fortune!

While it feels like I’ve done loads, looking back, it’s actually been a pretty quiet week. My aunt who lives about 2 hours from me has been ill so I took my little cousin for a night to give her a rest, so had a day spent playing Mum, but aside from that, it’s been work work work.

 

Weekly Spending Review – The Breakdown:

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