Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day, whatever you are doing. This week has seen the change in routine that’s been looming for ages; I returned to work. I’ll be honest, I had built it up to be something terrible, but once I was at work and getting back into the swing of things, it was fine and nothing like I’d feared. Yes, it was a bit of a shock to the system but I think that three days will be a nice compromise. The Frugal Baby spent time with Mr FC this week as he took some holiday days off for the first few days.

 

May has started off well in terms of finances. I suppose going back to work will make not spending much easier as I’m busier now, plus I can’t just pop to the shop when I want to! We had an order from Muscle Food arrive this week so that’s us stocked up for a while in terms of meat. Apart from food shopping today, I don’t have spends planned for the rest of the week so I’m hoping to get lots of NSDs this week, in line with my No Spend month challenge!

 

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

1) Making carrot cake from things in the store cupboard plus some bendy carrots; very tasty!

2) Seeing the Frugal Baby trying to crawl – he’s so close but can’t quite manage it.

3) We were invited round to a friend’s house for a BBQ yesterday and it was lovely to catch up with some people.

4) Watching the Masterchef final – very pleased with who won 🙂

5) I’ve been reading The Unmumsy Mum which I’m absolutely loving! If you’re a parent, this book will make you howl with laughter at the honest account of being a parent.

 

 

3 blog posts I’ve enjoyed reading this week:

1) “Won’t You Be Bored”? by Our Next Life. Lots of questions asked about early retirement and this is a good read. There’ll be no time for being bored!

2) April 2016 Online Income Report by From Aldi to Harrods. Emma is doing so well with making online income!

3) More than 8 million in UK struggle to put food on table by The Guardian. I don’t know if enjoy is the right word for this article, but it shows that the poverty struggle is far from over for many people.

 

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

May Aims

No Spend May – The 31 Day Challenge!

The Ultimate Dream Fund Update – April 2016

 

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

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