Monday, 21 September 2009

money money money

P and I are planning on going to France, possibly for a year, possibly without the financial aid of the French or British NHS's. Yikes! I did some sums about how much dough would be required and it was beginning to look quite scary. Much though I maintain that "our love will keep us warm/fed/transported/legal" in reality, we need savings.

Therefore, I am trialing a 1940's style financial rationing.

I am keeping a tally of all that I am spending, and trying to see what's, strictly speaking, not necessary. It is a painful process to lay bare how one disposes of one's disposal income. We do spend a lot of food, so that's going to have to be pruned back a bit, the home renovations will need to take something of a backseat and locum work is inevitable.

HOWEVER...going to France- how cool is that!!! If I ever needed a carrot/stick combo to get me to save some money, this is the big one.

Keep your fingers crossed for some economising updates.


  1. P buys Taste The Difference Rice.
    Why am I bothering to skip fancy coffee at work???!

  2. I must confess, I bought a picture when I was on Arran. It will look great in the livingroom but was DEF NOT in the economy plan. Confession over.

  3. Ha Ha!!! I like how you have only confessed to the picture purchase in the comments. Have you told mum yet about your change in destination?

  4. At least it wasn't a Taste the Difference picture, that's the main thing! Patrick