Monthly budget and finance recording

We reviewed our finances recently and set ourselves a monthly budget; my aim is to be debt free (student loan, credit cards) in 12 – 19 months and we’ve talked about starting to save for a house deposit afterwards. I’ve previously spoken about some of the things I do to help budget (see my food shopping on a budget, clothes shopping on a budget and budgeting posts), which I still use, but after recording our Read More…

First Aid Kit Essentials

Having a first aid kit in your home or car probably isn’t something you’d classify as an essential, until something happens and you find your without it when you need it. I had one first aid kit in my house; there was one in my car but it needs replenishing. Here’s is one of mine: Fun but practical 🙂 I’ve been a qualified first aider for 3 years now, following are my recommendations / first Read More…

2015 – Three months in

Hard to believe we’re three months in to 2015 already! The past few months have really flown by for me and a lot of changes have happened in my personal life fairly quickly… Split up with Artur Moved out Moved above a commercial premises, albeit temporarily Started dating Went to London on a whim – basically it was 4am and my new partner (Ryan) and I decided to hop on the next National Express bus Read More…

DVD Organisation

I’m a DVD/Blu Ray collector. I like to own physical media over electronic copies of anything, including books and music. However, my growing collection has taken over the living room. Here’s one of our bookcases – the tidiest one! Problem is, even though our bookcases are generally tidy. I can never find the DVD or Blu Ray I want to watch. There’s no organisation. When we moved into this house, we simply piled them on, Read More…

Food shopping on a budget

In our house, we go food shopping each week, mostly for the perishable items e.g. milk, then do a larger monthly (or sometimes bi-monthy shop) including frozen foods, toiletries and house hold items e.g. cleaning supplies. I’ve been trying to properly budget the amount we spend on food shopping each week. Here are some of the things I’ve been trying and that work for me (some are recycled from my budgeting post):- Don’t shop for Read More…