This week has been another fairly ordinary week, where we haven’t done a lot but then, I suppose we should appreciate the peace and quiet whilst we can! We have spent time with various family members during the week and caught up on everyone’s news. The weather has also been lovely this week so I have been sitting in our conservatory with two sleepy cats – they love it when they can sleep in there, though I don’t understand how they can stand it for so long!
Money wise, this week has been a relatively low spend week – no treats have crept in here! I think the fact that we have so much to buy over the next couple of months, plus a change in lifestyle imminent as well, means that my focus is very much on keeping our general spends as low as possible. I’ve been looking at our budget and what kind of percentages our budget categories represent. I may do a post on this soon, asking for some advice if nothing else.
5 things I’ve enjoyed/been grateful for this week:
1) The new princess! I loved watching Prince George wave as he made his way into the hospital – very cute.
2) I’m obsessed with having greek yogurt, with summer berries topped with granola for lunch, so tasty.
3) I’ve finished reading One Small Act of Kindness by Lucy Dillon which I very much enjoyed.
4) We went out for a meal with some family on Friday night and they paid – lovely company and great food.
5) Sleepy cat cuddles in the sunshine.
5 blog posts I’ve enjoyed this week:
1) One Company’s New Minimum Wage: $70,000 a Year by NY Times. I love that every single person working in this company will have a better standard of living.
2) Cherry Bakewell Tart by Frugal Feeding. I love bakewell tart and this looks like something I could manage to make!
3) Why I Would Pay Off My Mortgage over Investing in the Market Every Time by Modest Money. I think it’s interesting to read different people’s perspectives about overpaying their mortgage.
4) Food Banks: ‘Most people at the school gates have used them’ by The Guardian. The use of food banks continues to rise in the UK, which is a troublingly fact.
5) Chocolate and Peanut Butter Flapjacks by Penne For Your Thoughts. I love flapjacks, and I love chocolate and peanut butter! Need to make these ASAP.
And, in case you’ve missed them, these are the topics I’ve posted about this week:
– 10 Personal Finance Blogs You Should Be Reading – 10 of my favourite PF blogs to read.
– April 2015: A Month In Review – see how April went for us here.
– May Aims – see what my aims are for May!
What have you enjoyed reading this week? Any plans for the week ahead? I’d love to hear about it!