Thursday, 23 October 2014

Thursday - Token gesture


  • Completed my shopping list
  • Decided to do Saturday shop at Lidl
  • Tomorrow I have a free, and some posh, lunch at work. Celebration of completion of successful year end. 
  • Also a pre wedding celebration for a colleague. She has decided to pay for food for all of us, despite all of protestations, at a local Indian restaurant. She got rather cross with us when we insisted on paying so we finally gave in. I am assuming it is something cultural important but i am still not comfy with her paying, but what can we do. So a big present at the very least!
  • Also car sharing to work which saves a little full but does save us £5.20 parking
  • Also lifts in the evening instead of taxis so another fair sized saving.

I might be getting back on track

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wednesday - 1st week back syndrome

Back into routine at work

Treading water at home. Just lets get through tot he weekend and have time for some serious sorting out.


  • Laundry all complete
  • Pickling and preserving all complete
  • Bedding needs changing (get on with it, lazy girl)
  • Found free online Greek lessons (trying to sound positive in my slothful week)
  • Almost printed off new wodge of shopping lists (i favour the tick the item method of writing lists) for the weekend but found my printer was gone, No broken, gone. We are moving office on Friday.
  • Helped my son fix his malfunctioning laptop, thanks kittens, using the tried and tested methodology of my work IT team - turn it off and on again.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tuesday - back in the swing

Got to get back on track, we know what can happen otherwise


  • Updated the monthly budget plan
  • Submitted utilities ratings and found my son uses no power at all when we are away!
  • Found a Greek Accountant for us.

Must try harder............

Monday, 20 October 2014

My default position has changed

I came back from my month away:

2 kg lighter
£850 left in the budget


Once upon a time this could not have happened. And I didn't try. I ate, and drank, what I wanted and spent as required. Which to me indicates real deep seated change.

I am a woman in control, and even better, its on auto.

Go Lizzie!