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    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 12th Sep 17, 5:58 PM
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    £95 for 10 days
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    • 12th Sep 17, 5:58 PM
    £95 for 10 days 12th Sep 17 at 5:58 PM
    I am setting myself another small challenge to help me stay on track until the next pay day.

    I have 10 days to go and I have £95 in my purse. I want this to get me through, I don't want to dip into my savings or put anything on my credit card.

    I have plenty of food in the fridge and the cupboards to feed hubby and me. All I should need to buy before pay day is milk, bread, fresh fruit and vegetables.

    I have one social event in the diary and that's drinks with friends on Friday night. But these days that is 3 or 4 drinks in an old man pub, not club hopping until the early hours!

    I should be able to make it through to 22 Sept on the contents of my purse if:

    I take a packed lunch to work every day

    I decline any invitations for a swift half after work or at lunchtime

    I don't buy any ciggies when I'm out on Friday

    I fight the urge for a mars bar here and a can of Coke there and all those little things that Add up!!
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    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 13th Sep 17, 8:11 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 8:11 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 8:11 AM
    Tuesday 12th - managed a NSD
    1 day down, 9 to go
    £95 left.
    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 14th Sep 17, 8:21 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 8:21 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 8:21 AM
    Wednesday 13th - another NSD
    2 days down, 8 to go
    £95 left.
    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 15th Sep 17, 7:43 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 7:43 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 7:43 AM
    Thursday 14th - oh well, couldn't manage a third NSD! Had to pay a library fine of £1.20 which was annoying as I am normally better organised than that, and then I nipped into the supermarket for a loaf of bread and ended up spending £8.75. Which was really silly. I vowed not to do that this week. Grrr
    Oh well
    3 days down, 7 to go
    £85.05 left
    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 16th Sep 17, 11:24 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 11:24 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 11:24 AM
    Friday 15th - I knew this was going to be the spendiest of all of the ten days. £3 into my weekly savings challenge, £20 onto my groceries card as I need to go and get stuff for packed lunches for next week and some fresh stuff, and £11.50 out with friends in the evening.
    Total of £34.50 spent for the day.
    4 days down, 6 to go
    Nearly half way there!
    £50.55 left
    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 18th Sep 17, 6:14 AM
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    • 18th Sep 17, 6:14 AM
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    • 18th Sep 17, 6:14 AM
    Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th - it was really annoying at the supermarket on Saturday; I had topped up my card on the Friday with £20 on the Friday, but when I got to the checkout it hadn't updated so I had to hand over £26.90 cash that I hadn't been anticipating Then on Sunday afternoon some friends came round unexpectedly which was lovely, but we ended up getting a take away all together which was £10 each. Can't put a price on spending time with friends and family though can you.
    Total of £36.90 spent at the weekend
    6 days down, 4 to go
    £13.65 left
    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 18th Sep 17, 7:00 AM
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    • 18th Sep 17, 7:00 AM
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    • 18th Sep 17, 7:00 AM
    But on the plus side I just found 65p at the bottom of my handbag.
    So £14.30 left!
    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 18th Sep 17, 7:14 AM
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    • 18th Sep 17, 7:14 AM
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    • 18th Sep 17, 7:14 AM
    good luck - totally doable if you ask me! Sounds like you've got food enough to last 4 days and if not you'll have that £20 on the card
    DF as at 30/12/16
    Wombling '16 £2874.33 Roadkill £28.25
    Wombling YTD £2839.06/Roadkill £8.58
    SFDs Sept 6/18 CC saved £2372.50 Veg grown £376.20
    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 18th Sep 17, 9:22 PM
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    • #9
    • 18th Sep 17, 9:22 PM
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    • 18th Sep 17, 9:22 PM
    Monday 18th - not only was it a NSD, but I found another £2 in my coat pocket.
    7 days down, 3 to go
    £16.30 left
    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 19th Sep 17, 10:31 PM
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    Tuesday 19th - NSD
    8 days down, 2 to go. Am starting to think I can do this!!
    £16.30 left
    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 21st Sep 17, 6:52 PM
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    Wednesday 20th - NSD!!
    9 days down, 1 to go
    £16.30 left
    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 22nd Sep 17, 7:38 AM
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    Thursday 21st - a quick trip to the pub saw my £9.60 down, but then got home and found £10!!!
    10 days done. £16.70 left.
    I did it
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