Sunday, 30 May 2010

May's End

Well it's almost the end of May and I am waiting for my last cheque to clear and my next pay cheque will be a day late as it's a bank holiday on Monday. So I wont updated my records until they both clear by the end of this week.
I have been bad these last two weeks as I have been buying up some books on Amazon, for some reason or another I have really gotten into reading apocalyptic and post apocalyptic stories. I have read quite a few of the well known ones but if you can recommend a title that you enjoyed reading then I would love to hear from you!
I have been very good with my weekly spending of £30.00 and have fulled up my little piggy bank and have now started to put my spare change in a jar. "Why not put it in a bank account?" you ask, well at the interest rates that are currently on offer there is not a lot of point, so the jar will do for the moment. As long as I don't start dipping into it I will keep it there.
How are you doing with your slog? How are you getting your debts down?

Wednesday, 26 May 2010


May is coming to an end and we have been enjoyed some lovely "summer" weather here in London, so here's hoping for a hot summer (for once)!
As yet I haven't been paid for last week and should be getting a cheque tomorrow but too late to bank until Friday, which means that cheque will not clear till next week, probably Wednesday. So that means that I will have too cheques clearing next week and so no update till then. If your clearing debt too you know that feeling of elation, that buzz you get when you see the numbers heading down, down, down. Okay I get to have a double buzz next week!
End of July means a large tax bill too pay and as soon as I have cleared my credit card I have then to work on saving up to pay that off next. The idea is to credit the monies into my flexiloan account and so clear the balance (which saves me on interest) and then at the end of July pay my the tax bill in full and then work on the balance on the flexiloan.
Need to sort out what will happen for the rest of the year, I don't know if I will be coming back to my current job or if I will have my current job by then. Making plans for the future is so hard to do!!! Don't you think??

Friday, 14 May 2010

Get Me To The Church On Time

Okay, so I booked my flights for the wedding and as we all know the earlier you book the cheaper the ticket. I chose the dates so that I had a good week and a half before the wedding date it's self for any re wedding get together's and all of that. When lo and behold I get a phone call from my Mum to tell me that dates have changed and he's now getting married at the beginning of October and not the end! Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!
The travel agent calmly tell me that to change the ticket it will cost me £150 - each way!! Okay there is no way I want to pay £300 more for my already purchase air fare, so that means I will have to keep the return section of my flight and change the departing section. All in all it means the ticket has cost me an extra £150 and I will have to stay for 7 weeks instead of the planned 4 weeks. Also, I will arrive at about 1:30am the day before the wedding so will be totally jet lagged for the wedding.
Now may be an extra three weeks holiday in New Zealand could be most peoples dream but I have just had a two month holiday at home in January and February of this year and besides I had such plans for this year as far as saving money for a house deposit. So that is all seriously screwed now!
Oh I love my brother but I could quite happy strangle him at the moment!