I said this in April, but I’m sort of glad May is over. Again, it’s not been the best month. I’m not even sure why! There are a couple of things hanging over me at the moment which probably isn’t helping. Plus, Frugal Baby is having a lot of disturbed night’s sleep which means we are too. The one thing I miss most from pre-parenthood is a decent night’s sleep!


May was quiet, as I knew it would be. I had a friend from London come up for the day in the middle of the month and it was lovely to see her. We went out for a nice lunch and had a catch up. Other than that, it’s been quiet. But expensive. May is when our car’s MOT is due. We decided to get a full service too and it needed some work doing to it. It cost us over £400 in total – ouch 🙁 but, I need a car to get to where I work at the moment. So, needs must.


My Financial aims for May were:

– Have a No Spend Month

– Overpay our mortgage by £50

– Put £1000 into savings


So much for a No Spend Month. Things like the car [see above] and other little spends definitely put paid to that. In the end, I managed to have 16 NSDs in May. Hardly ground breaking! I’m hoping that June will be better than this. I have managed to overpay our mortgage by £8.31 which is tiny. Better than nothing I suppose? Finally, our savings goal has taken a hit again this month. Due to all of the extra expenses, I managed to save £517.99 this month. Nowhere near!


My Personal Aims For May were:

– do some baking

– list 10 things on ebay

– finalise my plans for the future of The Frugal Cottage


I made some Malteser cupcakes this last weekend which were really tasty. They definitely looked a little rustic (I posted a picture on Twitter if you want to see!) but they tasted fine. I do enjoy baking and it always makes our house smell amazing too. Bonus! I think I listed a couple of things this month; we have had more sell than that. Plodding along with selling stuff. I have also, finally, made some decisions about The Frugal Cottage. More on that in a bit, so stay tuned!


The top 3 posts on The Frugal Cottage during May were:


How has May been for you? What has been the best thing that’s happened to you this month?


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