Monday, 9 January 2012

What next?

I started back to work today, and had some surprising news.  I work on a freelance basis, as a mentor to students in higher education.  For the past 16 months, I have been working many hours a week with one particular student, however it is currently not clear whether this student will continue studying, which basically means I may have less work, and therefore less money in the weeks to come.

In one way, it might be a blessing in disguise to be able to spend more time at home, I have plenty of things to do.  I want to grow more veggies this year, I have a few grotty corners that need sorting out, etc.  It also means paying even closer attention to wonderful money-saving blogs like Life After Money,   The Tightwad Telegraph and Frugal Queen.

I have been saving quite a bit of money over the past few months when I shop online, by mainly buying things that are on offer, as long as they are still healthy, I don't do convenience foods hardly ever.  This has saved me about £20 a week, no small feat.  It would be nice to have the time to go into shops, and buy items that have been marked down.

Anyway, we'll see what happens, and I will continue to try and blog on most days, so you can come along with me on the journey.  Bye for now.


Elizabethd said...

As our food bills rise steadily we all have to be very frugal, and keep a watchful eye open for bargains.

Pom Pom said...

Woo hoo! Woo hoo because you can stay home more! The money thing is a worry, but it sounds like you have it all figured out!
I know what you mean about finding many fun and useful things to do at home. I can while away hours and hours pottering about and it's so satisfying! I am at home today because we had to get a new dishwasher (again!) The first two were lemons. Finally, my dried up old hands can recover!

Jane and Chris said...

One thing is for sure, we 'stay at homes ' never get bored! Hubby and I try to live as simply as possible to keep bills's a constant battle as prices keep increasing.
Jane x

Susan B said...

It's nice if you will be able to stay home more. I know when I worked, I looked forward to when I retired, so I could be at home. My heart was always at home. Saving money on food has always been the most difficult thing for me. I'll check out the blogs you referred to. I hope the rest of your week goes well! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links, I'll check them out. Good for you for having a positive attitude to the changes ahead. I can tell you are going to manage beautifully. xx

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