IUD – OMG

I have been on the depo injection for a long time! Actually I’ve been on birth control in general for a hell of a long time. After investing some time into thinking the bits of who I am that I don’t enjoy very much, I started wondering whether I have always been like this, or has birth control (depo especially) made a significant impact on my moods without me really noticing due to the length of time I’ve just put up with it. I also noticed that my libido had also…

February 2018

February  As I said in my “Scrimping is Cancelled!” post, I think that a better idea could be to write candidly and generally about stuff that is going on with me. This blog is not an internet sensation and I’m sure that the people who know me in real life cringe at the thought of going to my site and reading my blog as if were my personal diary with a lock and key. This isn’t that. If I need to write for the sake of catharsis, I won’t be…

Scrimping is cancelled.

Hello! I have failed so hard at “scrimping for 6 months” that I’m fully giving up on that section of the blog. While I am trying my absolute hardest still to save money, I’m finding that I’m not logging expenditure that I know I shouldn’t be doing!! I did the same thing when I was calorie counting with MyFitnessPal, I’d have an extra couple of biscuits too many and not put them on the app because I know that meant I’d fail. As I’m not being honest and accurate I…

End of week 4 – January 2018

I’ve failed! But let me try and justify it. This month, we’ve fortunately not had to pay for both a mortgage and rent and only one set of bills and council tax which has left me feeling absolutely ballin’. After quite a bad experience mid this week, I decided that I didn’t want to count the pennies when I got paid and decided to just make myself happy instead. It turns out that doing what I wanted to do and not caring, didn’t actually bankrupt me. While I did spend…

End of week 3 – January 2018

UH OH!! Things have taken a tiny turn for the worse this week. While I’ve not had to pay for two rents (YAY!!) I still very much wanted to keep the scrimping up because it’s going to form the habits I need when we end up signing the contract for the new new house, which I suspect will be a lot sooner rather than later. Also, in reality, I’ve not saved myself any money and instead of paying 2 x rent, now need to pay for another £400+ survey to be completed…

End of week 2 – January 2018

I did it! I was extra scrimpy this week and now I’m back on track! Nothing special was going on this week and so I wasn’t surprised by any additional costs. Here is an overview of what I spent and on what: £9.85 – On food and drink. That’s seriously it. The 85p was from the soy milk I picked up in tesco so I can have my cheeky soy latte in a morning at work. £5 I sent to mine and Rick’s joined account and got all of the…