Another week over and the end of August! This post is a day early (I normally do the weekend editions on a Sunday) as tomorrow will be my August round up post, so pop back tomorrow for that. I can’t believe that August is nearly over. Although, the weather has been rather chilly this week and I was almost tempted at one point to put the heating on. I didn’t but it’s mad that it’s been that cold in August that it was even considered.

I’ve had a relatively quiet week this week; I’ve enjoyed spending time at home and getting things sorted in the house. I have spent some time looking at bathrooms as we’re hoping to get ours done in the next month or so. I think that’s an exciting prospect and can’t wait until it’s all done.

 

5 things I’ve enjoyed/been grateful for this week:

1) We had some family round for a meal during the week and it was lovely to have them in our home, enjoying some homemade food, even if the cheesecake I made didn’t set completely! Still tasted good.

2) I’ve made another lemon drizzle cake and some scones this week – I do enjoy baking and appreciate that I have time to do it. Plus, it makes the house smell good!

3) Following on from #2, homemade scones with jam and cream – SO good.

4) Having time to spend reading some books; I’m an avid reader and have enjoyed just getting lost in some books for an hour or so.

5) Sitting in the conservatory whilst it’s raining outside makes me feel so peaceful; I love the sound of the rain hitting the roof. I find it really relaxing.

 

5 blog posts I’ve enjoyed this week:

1) How to Raise a Child on a Budget by Frugal Rules. Even though we don’t have children yet, this was an interesting post to read regarding what expensive things children just don’t need!

2) Stuff Our Parents Never Taught Us Part IV: Savings Rate by No More Waffles. In an ideal world (and hopefully in the not-too-distant future) we’ll be saving 50% of our income. This posts confirms that this is the right thing to be aiming for.

3) What Holds You Back by The Four Hour Work Day. As someone who is working through some fears at the moment regarding investing, this was a timely read for me.

4) The 2015 Daily Planner by I Heart Organizing. Oh how I wish I could own one of these and be that organised (english spelling)! One day.

5) Travel Cheap By Eating Like a Local by Frugal Woods. Eating out all of the time on holiday can be expensive but this post shows you how to save money.

 

And, in case you’ve missed them, these are the topics I’ve posted about this week:

Why It Is Important To Have Saving Goals – a post about how saving goals can help you reach your target.

Why Investing Scares Me – a post about my own fears regarding investing.

 

What have you enjoyed reading this week? Any plans for the week ahead? I’d love to hear about it! 

 

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