In complete contrast to last week, this week has gone by so slowly! Each day seemed to drag and the weekend, though finally here, seemed a million miles away. I have suffered with a cold this week, complete with hacking cough, so that hasn’t helped matters. I’ve been in bed 9pm every night I think! As a counterbalance, we’re having a very relaxing weekend; in fact, we’ve not done much at all. Husband surprised me with some roses and a card for Valentine’s Day and we spent the evening in, watching a film. Nothing extravagant here.

February continues to be positive money-wise. We’re definitely on track in terms of spending and, providing nothing unexpected comes up, I’m feeling hopeful that we’ll meet our aims for the month. Even with a little trip away planned next week, it shouldn’t prove too expensive. I can’t wait to get away now!

 

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

1) I’ve finished reading Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn and it was excellent. I definitely recommend it!

2) I’m now reading A Place Of Secrets by Rachel Hore, which I got for Christmas. Another good read so far.

3) Flowers in the house make it seem as if Spring is on its way; they brighten the place up no end.

4) Homemade chips sprinkled with black pepper and paprika – yum.

5) My husband, for putting up with me whilst I’ve been so grumpy this week because of my cold.

 

5 blog posts I’ve enjoyed this week:

1) 5:2 Diet Spiced Moroccan Cauliflower Couscous – Tabbouleh with Halloumi by Lavender and Lovage. This would be a fab side to something!

2) Great Trash Finds: Pretty Things Edition by Frugal Woods. I wish I could find such nice things where we are!

3) Easy Steak Recipe by Freedom 35. This just makes me want steak!

4) A Frugal Romance by Cottage Retreatist. This looks like a tasty meal on a budget!

5) 7 Things I’ve Learned About Money in 7 Years of Blogging by Budgets Are Sexy. Congratulations on 7 years!

 

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

Life Update #2 – an honest post about how my life is going at the moment.

How To Find The Right Mortgage For You – looking for a mortgage? Here are some tips to find the best one for you.

 

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

 

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