Well here we are ..... the first day of a year long Challenge, and the only Challenge I will be doing this year as this is going to be all-encompassing and will need my full attention.
You can read more about the nitty gritty of this Challenge on the stand alone page a the top of the blog aptly titled 'The Challenge'. There are just a couple of things for me to update on there.
So on this the first day of our new Challenge and my new blog, I will simply show you the money we managed to save in the Sealed Pot during the course of last year.
We opened it just before Christmas ....
... with a bit of a fanfare and a whoosh of coins.
I'm sorry the first part of it is sideways ... I was excited ;-)
I took the cash to the bank in carefully counted out bags of like with like coinage, and changed it for the notes you see in the top photo. I wasn't going to hand over almost 10% to a cash counting machine when we need every penny we can get.
I took another photo of it neatly stacked, it doesn't look much does it.
It's a total of £328.71.
This will be our only housekeeping money for the coming year. This means an average weekly housekeeping allowance of £6.32. Luckily it will be added to by Nectar Points, coupons and vouchers. (I will get a photo of the vouchers and points we are starting the year with for tomorrows post.)
I need to get into a rhythm of daily, accountable posting and figure out the best way to do this, so please bear with me while I get up and running.
But for today I can put my hand on my heart and say this is a No Spend Day.