Slightly delayed due to various circumstances, but here is Part 2 of my January spending diary:
£4.70 coffee out with a friend
50p car parkings
£55 ring resizing at jewellers
£6 car boot sale (of which £4 for resale)
£9.74 moisturiser (Ebay)
Car park 50p
Local shop/post office £1.40
Hotel Bar £13
Primark £23.00 (clothes for Will & pyjamas for me)
Sainsburys (lunch) £8
Selfridges £15.00 (cushions for spare room)
Dinner £35 (expensive but tasty!)
Taxi £5 (too tired to walk to restaurant after shopping all day)
£8 lunchtime wine in John Lewis
Car boot sale £5.30 but all for resale
Taxi home from funeral £8.50
Lunch out with friends £7.50
No big surprises in my spending diary, and have now reached a total of six No Spend Days. Obviously I did spend more than normal as I went to London, but even so did not go too mad.
I could technically have got more no spend days in, but I have a lot of money off coupons to use up this month, so it’s financially more sensible to do small regular shops in Tesco to ensure I use these up, rather than one big one.
I will keep on with the spending diary until the end of the month, but it has really just confirmed to me that I’m not a spendthrift, and I don’t think that there is really any wastage that needs plugging anywhere: I’m happy with the overall level of spending.