Sunday, 15 May 2016
Hello dear Friends, were back online
Hello my dear friends. I am sorry that I haven't been about recently. Unfortunately my poor computer had a complete breakdown and where normally I would pop it over to my brother to work his computer genius magic, he was relaxing in the Maldives. (poor him!) So off it went to the repairers and I got it back yesterday afternoon. Yay! I have missed it.
I would have borrowed Liam's computer to blog but as he was in his last couple of weeks of his first year at university he had several essays to complete and send in. I'm happy to say he has now finished these and they have been sent in and he is relaxing before he leaves for America next Monday. Well done my lovely boy, I am very proud of you!
The one plus of not having a computer meant that I finished two books. One I would highly recommend and that is Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay. This is the first book in a trilogy. It is full of twists and if you have read any other books by Barclay you will already know several of the characters. Its one of those books that is difficult to put down and I can't wait to get the second book in the series.
The last couple of weeks I have been giving my daughter and my eight year old son more school dinners than I have previously and I have noticed this has made a difference to my shopping bill. Let me explain, my eight year old is very fussy and I was buying foods just for him, which were quite expensive. But he was eating these items at other times therefore I was popping out quite often to replace them. Expensive! So now with just my thirteen year old and my seven year old having packed lunch I buy things like cake in the sale, cut it up and freeze it. I the put it in their lunch boxes in the morning and it defrost by lunch time.
Also on the savings front I have got rid of our sky multi room and several sky channels which will being our sky bill down, not this month as I have changed the date it comes out, but from next month it should reduce by thirty pounds.
I have also cancelled a couple of insurance policies that I know longer need. This has taken another twenty pounds off our outgoing.
I will continue to monitor our expenditures and see where I can save money.
I had a big discussion with the children before I got rid of the multi room as I didn't want to get rid of anything that would upset them or effect them but their reply really confirmed everything I had been feeling for the last few months and that was they only watch Tele or play games because they are bored and they would much rather use the saved money to go out for days. I agree with them completely and find a lot of the time I am also bored. So lets hope we get to do more fun things together.
Today, I popped over to see my mum and dad, my darling mum has had a bad back for a couple of weeks but seems to be on the mend now. My dad seemed to be in good spirits today and we thoroughly enjoyed their company.
Well I guess I had better go and start organising for school tomorrow, have a lovely evening and take care. Its good to be back