Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year

Not blogged lately.  Been so busy with Christmas etc.

Now is the time to think about resolutions.  I think my resolution will be saying "no" more in 2010.  Mainly to spending but also in relation to my job.  I work very hard and I love my work but things are difficult for me and in 2010 I want to say no just a little bit more. In relation to curving my spending, I am already good - I have bought my next year's christmas cards and have enough leftover wrapping paper.  I had thought about not giving cards next year but I think it is nice to give and receive cards.  I have not yet bought my christmas crackers and I may not bother.  The last time I bought some was three years ago and we used the last ones this Chrismas - they were £15.00 reduced to a fiver and had really good presents inside, useful.

I got lots of presents for Christmas mainly vouchers which I will put towards clothes - I buy from Next, mainly due to the fit.  I have spent quite a bit in their online VIP sale before Christmas.  I got 70% of their tall range, bargain.  I also bought a pair of jeans on Boxing day and have since bought a pair of slippers reduced to £4.00.   I know their are cheaper places to buy clothes but Next items always seem to last ages and usually washes well.

I needed a diary even went in to M and S armed with a Voucher that I got from filling in an online insurance quote but they didnt have any left.  I then almost bought one for  50p but changed my mind.  I have now been on to a  moneysaving website and ordered one for FREE.

Finally, I have recently been able to put in £20 worth of petrol for free by way nof voucher.  Now that pleases me.  Although petrol prices are going through the roof this New Year.  I understand that we have too many cars on the road but I do not understand why petrol prices are increasing all the time.  I am lucky that work pay some of my mileage usually when I attend Court Hearings.  That helps!  I only use my car for  work being a recent driver having passed in 2006 so I could do my job.  

Happy New Year Everyone lets hope I lose more weight - 8 pound to go. I will explain more in the New Year but I had lost 2 stone 3 pound between end of July to Mid December then Christmas happened and I put on 4 and a half pound!!


  1. Congratulations on the weight loss! I know how hard that is.

    Quality in products is certainly important. You are right about that. Why buy cheap only to have it fall apart? Good go!


  2. Congrats on your weight loss, send some weight loss vibes my way, will you!!

    Gill in Canada

  3. Thanks Lizbeth for your comment it is indeed true that some cheap products fall apart.

    Gill - I am sending some weight loss vibes your way x