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!