I have decided on a Challenge within the Challenge and that is to Make It Through May with just what you see in the photograph above.
I have just one pound and one voucher for each week of May, which is a month with four complete weeks and a couple of days either side. I will have to add up carefully as I shop the aisles in M&S and try to spot a few yellow stickers on a Monday morning, which seems to be the best day for our local store in Llandudno, I think they must overstock before the weekend ready for an influx of visitors that doesn't always reached the lofty heights expected ;-)
I decided that if I could stick to this very limited budget for the whole of the month it will greatly lower the average weekly spend over the year to date, and it will also help keep the remaining cash and the rest of the vouchers safe for use in months to come.
This was my first thought ...
... but even as I was taking the photograph I was having second thoughts.
We definitely will need a four pint bottle of milk each week, and that is around a pound so why was I giving myself a total of £7.50 for each week. I soon put the note back in the box and got out four one pound coins instead, after all if one week we only need milk I could nip into one of the supermarkets and get a bottle and not dip into the vouchers at all :-)
Today is a No Spend Day
and I will Make It Through May