Dec--k--(ember) the halls with discount holly,

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economymode Sun 02-Dec-12 15:06:52

New thread, complete with tenuous title, to help us keep track of finances this month. Come be a Scrooge with me!

roguepixie Tue 01-Jan-13 12:04:26

Link to new thread here:

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/credit_crunch/1648312-Judicious-January-Long-may-the-credit-crunching-continue

Hope you are all well and enjoyed the NYE celebrations wherever you are?

roguepixie Tue 01-Jan-13 00:34:54

Happy New Year All.

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. May our credit crunching continue...

Rogue xx

AdoraJingleBells Mon 31-Dec-12 22:39:47

Tríed To post last night but the battery gave up.

So, Monday we took DDs to the movies and bought food for a party.
Cinema -£15, drinks -£5, supermarket-£35 and roads -£2.

OH is on the mend.

Happy new yeargrin

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 31-Dec-12 17:32:25

£26 on new sheets in TK Maxx. White company sheets have been sent to poor quality control.

£20 for a new thermal fleece dressing gown for DH, he's so toasty the heatings only on for a couple of hours a day.

£7 set of 4 mugs in John Lewis.

£6 fizzy wine and marked down food in local co-op.

Weekly food shop tomorrow.

Happy new year!

AdoraJingleBells Sat 29-Dec-12 00:10:50

Glad you got treated to lunch economy, we said goodbye to our sarnie toaster this week, all the non stick has come off. It is amazing how things add up, isn't it? I went in for bread and salad, spent £56shock.add £2 on roads and £45 on petrol and my run of NSDs is well and truly oversad

OH is home, with enough pills to make him rattle and a slight flea in his ear about his eating habits. He spent about £100 on his medication. We don't know what the clinic cost but they are sorting that out directly with the insurance. Drat, just realised I forgot to pick up X-rays, have to wait until Monday now.

Mum2Fergus Fri 28-Dec-12 22:00:18

Free listing on Ebay til 1st Jan folks...

economymode Fri 28-Dec-12 21:29:35

Glad everyone enjoyed themselves!

Fairly spendy today as I braved town: £46 in primark on some new pjyamas for after the baby comes, vests, socks, tights etc. Not sure how it all added up, but it did.

Then £17 or so in Boots on dummies and formula powder (learnt our lesson from first time round), breast pads and other unglamorous items.

Then £33 on 3 maternity bras - thought I'd just get cheapo ones for now, then wait and see how breastfeeding pans out before getting better ones.

My sister treated me to lunch (cheese and tomato toastie, the king of lunches!) and I waddled into.town, so only had to pay the bus fare back.

AdoraJingleBells Fri 28-Dec-12 13:03:31

Thanks Rogue

Glad you had a good Christmas, and without breaking the bankwink. I spent more on the actual Christmas dinner than usual because of splashing out on a whole turkey, but still less than previous years overall. Need to get some bread and salad today.

roguepixie Fri 28-Dec-12 12:17:33

Hello All, I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas? Ours was lovely - made all the better because I have spent a fraction of what I usually spend at Christmas grin. Strangely, none of us has felt deprived at all!!!! grin.

Have had a number of NSD's - I think we are about 5 days in with no spend, which is brilliant.

Have just done an online food shop which is about £100 (don't want to go over this) - this is the first food shop since December 21st and will last us into New Year.

Adora, I do hope your DH feels better soon as is able to come home. Digestive problems are awful.

AdoraJingleBells Fri 28-Dec-12 01:56:28

Ali we had a lovely Christmas, thanks, how was your's? Just the four us and and loads of turkey scoffed by OH in the freezer now.

OH is having a night in the clinic, he has a digestive thing that he doesn't take proper care of. He's okay but they couldn't let him home after the mega pain killers. DD's missed the dentist today as I was trying to get at least one bit of the kit we have here to actually phone BUPA and let them hear what I was saying. Never mind, the clinic have spoken to them now.

I feel a slice of Xmas pud coming ongrin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 28-Dec-12 00:22:54

Hi everyone, hope you all had good Christmases?

NSD here since christmas eve, and just £2.50 today on milk and bread on our way home.

Massive shop coming tomorrow, £124, but that will last for two weeks except we will need more fruit, milk and bread.

Mum2Fergus Thu 27-Dec-12 21:32:58

Back to work today (but only today and tomorrow then off til 8th Jan smile ) so needed petrol, £49 and some pence for full tank-huge difference now the guzzler has gone!

Need some stamps tomorrow, fresh bread/milk then will redo fridge/freezer/cupboard contents list before shop over w/end.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 27-Dec-12 20:37:33

NSd today.

AdoraJingleBells Thu 27-Dec-12 12:06:41

NSD's here the last two days, but today I need to pay for the dental X-rays and then dental treatment for DDs. Might need a coffee too if we're out too long.

Helen hope you enjoy Kew Gardens.

Helenagrace Thu 27-Dec-12 07:42:54

economy my DH got me a lovely fleecy one last year with a hood from BHS. I went mad when I saw the bag because their stuff is awful usually but it's really lovely.

Off for our free day out at Kew Gardens today. Taking lunch so, apart from train fares, it should be an NSD. It's chucking it down though sad

CremeEggThief Wed 26-Dec-12 21:06:02

Wow, economy, didn't realise you are due so soon! Seems no time at all since you shared your good news smile.

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. DS and I are off to Ireland in the morning until the 4th January, so I'll wish you all a happy new year now, as I'm turning off my data while I'm away. It's staggeringly expensive!

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 26-Dec-12 20:23:29

M&s men's dressing gown for me I'm afraid. Long sleeves so warm wrists

economymode Wed 26-Dec-12 19:56:26

PS, anyone know where I can get a nice, cosy dressing gown online? What with EconomyBaby due in the next month, I think I'll be needing one. Tried M&S and John Lewis, but they all seem a bit grandma like.

economymode Wed 26-Dec-12 19:54:51

Hello and a belated Happy Christmas from EconomyVille smile.

EconomyBoy got given far too much for Christmas by my in-laws. I know they like to spoil their grandchildren, but it also makes me slightly cross, as half of the stuff he won't even play with, or I'll have to exchange for something more suitable. Yep, I am being ungrateful, aren't I?

Nothing spent here since xmas eve, but I am now browsing the sales online...

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 26-Dec-12 09:39:16

£55 on turtle mats in their sample sale.

It was that or murder dh and the cat for crimes against a clean house. sad

Mum2Fergus Wed 26-Dec-12 01:13:50

Merry Christmas everyone! Well , no surprise in a NSD today lol wll need milk and bread in the morning, dinner will be courtesy of Mum smile

Avoided online sales today which is good for me! Need to get back to serious budget now...house purchase due to complete (fingers crossed) soon so want to be sure to have some contingency funds.

Helenagrace Tue 25-Dec-12 10:38:00

Happy Christmas!

Just warming up with hot berry punch having just returned from eating bacon sandwiches on a VERY breezy beach this morning. On our way back I realised that our local shop is open!!! What on earth could people be buying!?!?!

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 25-Dec-12 09:29:50

Merry Christmas!

<goes back to sale websites blush>

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 25-Dec-12 09:23:25

Merry Christmas everyone!

Have a lovely day grin

roguepixie Tue 25-Dec-12 09:14:59

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope your day is filled with happiness and joy and that the year to come is prosperous, healthy and happy.

Love Roguepixie xxx

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