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One “Weekend” (quotes as it was actually Sunday to Wednesday) in Cambridge and my good record so far is obliterated. This will be the last because I’ve lost count of which day I’m actually on (and also I go on holiday tomorrow and I’m hoping I can get by without spending anything for one day).

Day – the rest
Cambridge birthday celebrations – £306.33
– Cash withdrawals £130
– Cocktail round £10.65
– Lunch £25.00
– Birthday present £34.90
– Petrol fillup £44.83 (probably the only ‘essential’ one)
– ‘Accidental’ DVD purchase £60.95

Plus other expenditures that have yet to be accounted for:
Art supplies £1.99 (non-essential)
Maltese currency £49.96 (essential)
Cash withdrawal (for various nights out and other things) £30
Stuff for ‘cool’ cocktails (vodka-martini) £3.47
Tesco shopping £36.98 (essential)

Even worse, today I have to take my car to the garage 😦

Total – £1447.00 (£968.96 – 67% essential)

Ouch, I may add on the garage costs this afternoon to increase that percentage a bit.

Day 18 & 19

No money spent on either of these days, woohoo!

Total: £1018.27 (£837.19 essential – 82%)

Day 16 & 17

Pairing up the days seems to work better for me, especially seeing as this was quite a busy weekend!

London Trip: £32.30 (non-essential)

– Train ticket £14.00
– Steak and ale pie £6.50
– Large 99 flake £1.80
– Pint of beer £2.50
– Cocktail – £5.50
– Subway – £2.00

Barbeque food – £7.00 (non-essential)

Total: £1018.27 (£837.19 essential – 82%)

Day 14 & 15

Petrol – £53.11 (essential)

Total: £978.97 (£837.19 essential – 85%)

I’m really beginning to doubt the actual merit of this challenge. Still may as well finish it, seeing as I’ve got half way.

Day 12 & 13

Tesco shop: £16.65 (essential)

Total: 925.86 (£784.08 – 85% essential)

I didn’t spend any money on day 12, go me!

Well I’ve lost track a little bit, so:
Day 9, 10 & 11

Numerous Tesco visits: £58.21 (non-essential)
Health insurance: £12.13 (essential)

Total: £909.04 (£767.43 – 84% essential)

The visits to tesco were preparing/post-paring for our houseparty, which went pretty well, much fun was had by all.

Day 8

Rent – £400 (essential)
Account fees – £5 (essential)
Car insurance – £41.42 (essential)

Total: £838.70 (£755.30 essential – 91%)

Day 7
No spending today!
Woohoo!

Total: 392.28 (£308.88 essential – 79%)

So we enter Day six, in the ‘keeping track of me spending money’ game:

Bongos – £44.94 (non-essential)
Wheel bearing replacement on car – £94 (essential)

Total: 392.28 (£308.88 essential – 79%)

Big drop in essential spending today (well technically yesterday), but those bongos were on special offer…

Day 5

Mobile phone bill – £26 (essential)

Total: £253.34 (£214.88 essential – 85%)

On the plus side I just won £10 at poker 🙂