This is been my first week of official shopping ban, I know I wanted start with it directly from 12th of January but honestly I had so many unexpected bills, I've paid for books that I've pre ordered and bought also a pair of gym shoes that I said yes to buy tablet and so I decide to strat with 6 months of my sort of shopping ban directly from 1st of February.
In my second desk, that I use for drawings, writing and diy I have snacks for 2 weeks, I'm glad to keep the good habit to have at least once real date with friends each week, and in this past week I had a lovely dinner with my friend Claudia, we went in a place called Wimpy where you eat giant sandwiches...considering that every big sandwich costs only €4,90 it is became our favourite place for lunch/dinner with friends...but my friend Claudia never tried it, so on tuesday night we went and she liked it!!!
During this week I've:
- Read a couple of funny and ironic book: Don' tell the groom by Anne Bell and “la rivincita della mamma imperfetta”.I think in english title could be “imperfect mum”
- worked a lot
- did some diy works with carneval mask during nanny's work
- read letter from my penpals and during this week I am going to send out replies
- think, plan and write ahead posts for blog
- meal planning+ baking
- talked with friends that live far
- plan some little week end out understanding expenses
- weekly budgeting ( I know it sound boring but for me is essential plan and control my expenses to achieve all my fiancial goals on short-medium-long terms)
During this week rain won, infact has rained almost always so during this past week I went out only on tuesday evening for a dinner for girls only with my friend Claudia, then I spent several night comfty on couch or on bed reading, I said I have a lot of books that I've bought in summer 2014 and re still untouched? So I've read already 4 books, 3 in the month of January and one in the first week of february, now I am going to read Slleping with Paris by Juliette Sobanette and I am ging to read at least on another book before the end of the month...I am reading also a lot of books and magazines about vegetarian and vegan recipes, is always better to be informed...
I am doing my calligraphy exercise but now I am using pens to see and use to create diy greeting cards, weird but I am finding relaxing plan and do some diy works and I always liked greeting cards... I am writing into my personal journal because I always found relaxing writing, infact also if email are faster with some penpal we write onld snail mail...old way win – at least for me!!!
I used car a little bit more often than last week but it is been ok, I've not overspent on fuel, I must to admit that sometimes I prefer bus so I don't need to research a free car parking near work, but other times I need to use car to arrive more quickly to next appointment...but until end of march I cannot use my car on monday and tuesday but this isn't bad...mean only use bus and walk a little bit more...:P So during with sort of shopping ban peiod I plan a determinated amount for fuel each month, and decide to use car less in determinated period.... when I work in the cafe is impossible don't use car because is too far to arrive walking and bus schedules aren't so good during week end there, so car is essential in the week end of work in the cafe, not essential during the rest of the week.
There are some locals that I am going to try in my hometown, for example in front of my bank there is a Tex-mex restaurant that seems very nice also if prices are not so cheap, same story with a little bistrot in the historical centre and then I never attend a vegan or vegetarian dinner hosted by a restaurant called “Gulliver” but I always worked when there were those events, but I am going to try during this year...I am foodie lover but I am always on a budget so every real dates with friends will must be planned very well, also if 2014 is been a good savvy year during this 2015 I am going to be more savvy!!!
suggestions to be more frugal/savvy?